Wrought iron scrollwork grills bring to mind damsels wearing lace mantillas looking down from balconies while troubadours play romantic melodies on early versions of the guitar. In countries where ventilation is extremely important, such grills lent a modicum of security, both to keep people from falling out of windows and to keep other people out. Indeed, they can still protect glass windows or doors from casual vandalism.
Coarse or Fine
Metal wall grilles can have open scrollwork, intricately worked dense patterns or even patterns that are so dense it is difficult to see through them. The grillwork that is best for you will depend upon how you want to use your grill. Open scrollwork is best for simple decoration, and can easily be applied over the glass. Elaborately worked patterns framing fine mesh can work as part of a fire screen, or to admit light and air to a room, while holding insects at bay. Grilles are often used to top the vent for an under-floor furnace. Each purpose helps dictate the pattern and the density of it.
Spanish, Arabian, Turkish, French and more
Fine scrollwork grilles can be found as part of the architecture for several nationalities. The word “grill” comes from the French grielle, but the Spanish word for the same architectural feature is reja. Grillwork was created almost anywhere metal working developed, and can be made from brass, bronze, aluminum, or iron. It can be simple, utilitarian pieces designed to cover air vents, furnace or air conditioner vents, or it can be elaborate designs used in balconies, window covers, and transoms. Decorative grilles can also be used to reinforce glass and as shutters on lower story windows to prevent help prevent intrusions. In countries where the weather is often too warm to close a house up tightly, grilles provided a pre-air conditioning solution to security vs. ventilation.
Grillwork for You
You probably have grillwork in your home and haven’t even thought about it. If you have a furnace vent, reinforced glass or similar items, you already have a sort of grillwork installed. Grillwork can be used to partition a room, provide airflow through a difficult area or decorate a blank wall. It is both beautiful and practical, lending a grace to security shutters or even perimeter fences. Sometimes, it can simply be an accent that makes other architectural features pop by using the added interest.
For a contemporary room, there’s nothing better than having the perfect wall décor. With a faded golden-brown finish, the disks and filigree of this traditional metal grill wall décor add a great deal to your room. With a leaf design, it adds to any plantings in the room and lends the feeling of nature. It comes in a set of four.
Arabesque Wrought Iron Window Grill Wall Décor
Perfect for any Arabic style room this décor has an unmistakably pronounced presence. It follows a Moorish design in its build, weaving in intricacies as it does so. This piece brings life to any sand-stone wall finish and displays respect for the arts. At 33 inches tall and 18 inches wide you can show off this piece in any standard window.
This wall grill adds a hanging place that is able to work with any wood tone wall with ease. With ten hooks built in, you get added functionality in addition to ornamental grill work. By the front door, it expresses your creativity to guests as they can hang up their belongings. For a fun added touch, you can put the grill in front of a mirror.
Abstract Stamp Grille Wall Décor
Fitting over any large bed or in a large walkway this grille brings life and atmosphere to any room. Its size dictates that it should be a centerpiece or a fun focus of attention. It is big enough to be able to add a great deal to your creative room décor anywhere. The brown metal can work with nearly any room.
Wrought Iron Fleur-De-Lis Wall Grille Plaque
Made with iron this Fleur-De-Lis can be mounted anywhere. It is heavy enough to be able to be set outside securely on your siding or flanking your door. The Fleur-De-Lis is known for its symbolic use throughout history, especially the history of France.
Diamond Shaped Iron Wall Grille
The Nicci Tuscan Diamond Shaped Iron Wall Grille can express multiple meanings by how it is placed. It can stand straight or be placed on its side, and show openness or completion anywhere. This piece makes a wonderful décor above a wood double door with its hard iron tone.
Textured Black Floor Grates
The black tone of the ST212 scroll floor register works well with any dark wood floor design or with a white tile or vinyl. The eye-catching bold design will turn an ordinary grate space into an artistic statement. The pattern is small enough to catch anything that falls onto the vent cover and to keep fingers out.
Large Rectangular Iron Wall Grille Plaque
This Bellissa Tuscan 64” wall grille can add that perfect touch to a designer’s wall or doorway. Intricate bar designs and curves of the piece stand out against a glass door and can reinforce it at the same time. Since it admits light, it adds both illumination and style to both door and room.
Iron Wall Grille Pediment Swag
Aurora 3-piece Tuscan pediment swag is perfect for a self-set over a door. The black cast iron stands out against any wall, tastefully displaying a central Fleur-De-Lis. It is an excellent complement to any traditional French design or room theme.
Iron Garden Gate Wall Grille Plaque
This Bianca 50” Iron Garden Gate can add style to any part of your house, and can be colored to fit any kind of color scheme. Placed at the end of a hallway, it gives a sense of closure. Alternately, it can be shifted to a large window and where it can be seen by others.