1. Metal plaques are the perfect accent pieces for vintage, cottage, or French Country interiors. Use your metal wall plaque or metal plaque set to illustrate a motif, e.g. nautical or floral themes, or culinary imagery that evokes a French or Italian countryside.
2. Metal wall plaques are also wonderful in décor that showcases a decorator's personal interests - old metal film reel plaques, for instance. Display your favorite shells or stones via the combination of outdoor-themed wall plaques and shadow boxes.
3. Metal wall art needn't be complemented by metal furniture. Instead, look for metallic colors when furnishing your room or selecting accent pieces. Golds, silvers, and steely greys are an obvious color family. Add warmth with rich oranges, reds, greens, and blues.
4. Metal letters and numbers create a very bold wall décor, but incorporating them into a room may require a little decorating finesse. Shabby chic - e.g. vintage signs, found art - is one potential style. A starkly industrial or modern décor is another.
5. Metal wall art is a popular choice among feng shui practitioners seeking to incorporate all five elements into their home décor. Bring harmony into your home by complementing metal art with wood, water, fire, and earth-related furnishings.
6. Separated into sets of two to six or more, the unified discontinuity of metal panels tends to have an intrinsically abstract and contemporary quality. Metal wall panels are a dramatic choice for a modern aesthetic; they'll dominate the wall they're on.
7. The shapeliness of metal wall sculptures distinguishes them from standard wall art. Accordingly, a metal wall sculpture is a smart way to complement not only the colors of your décor, but also the shapes of your furniture and accessories.
8. Decorative metal grills can function as an equivalent of abstract art in more traditional décors. They also have an architectural quality that's ideally suited to doorways, lintels, or wall tops - especially horizontal metal grills or monogrammed grills in coat of arms style.
9. A home's exterior counts as a wall, right? If your porch or patio is suffering from aesthetic anemia, try giving it a little iron. Wrought iron wall art is a low-maintenance, all-weather solution to drab exteriors.
10. Another place where metal wall art can work unexpected wonders: the kitchen. Wine-themed metal wall plaques are an obvious example. But the kitchen is also one place where metal furnishings - wine racks, baker's racks - are common, providing a natural material complement to metal art.