During the third century China, India and the Mediterranean, wrought iron was already being used in weapons and tools. Over the years wrought iron has become important part of our homes. Wrought iron decor and furniture have become common in our homes. In fact with the popularity of wrought iron decor and pieces, there were many imitation pieces that have been made to look as good as the wrought iron. The quality however is not the same. One way to tell if your furniture is authentic wrought iron is by using a magnet. If the magnet sticks it is real, if not, it is just an imitation and probably made from aluminum.
If you are thinking of buying new furniture for your home, you might want to consider wrought iron pieces. There are many wonderful designs you can choose from. When people think of wrought iron, they usually think it is Colonial Style. However, wrought iron decor and furniture comes in different styles. There are even traditional and timeless decor and pieces. For home accessories, the traditional and timeless wrought iron are the fireplace and hearth accessories. Another misconception is that it is used only in outdoor settings. Many people think that iron decor and iron furniture is just for outdoor but there are actually many wrought iron pieces for indoor use, such as wrought iron chairs and tables, iron beds frame and wrought iron beds, bars and wrought iron barstools. And when it comes to maintenance and durability, only wrought iron furniture can last for years and still look as good as new. What you have to do is to regularly clean it.