When you invest in beautiful wrought iron single entry doors for your home, you want everything to look perfect. After all, single iron doors enhance a space aesthetically and improve security so you will want them to match and suit your style.
With hundreds of door handles and locks to choose from, making a decision can be overwhelming. This guide to choosing the best hardware for your wrought iron single doors will simplify this decision and point you in the right direction!
Keep reading to find out more about the different styles of iron hardware and how to match the hardware to your own unique iron door.
What Are the Top Door Handle and Iron Lock Styles?
There are three main aspects to choosing a door handle: function, style, and finish. These are all explored below:
The first thing you will want to decide is whether to choose a lever handle or a doorknob. Remember, this is not only an exterior and interior element of your home, but it also serves as a functional feature and will be used pretty much every day.
While lever handles and doorknobs both work perfectly, you might have a preference and should select your favorite. Both types of the door handle will come in hundreds of styles to suit your home and door.
One of the most popular styles for single iron doors is a lever handle mounted on a backplate. This is a beautiful traditional design that also allows for many interesting variations.
In recent years, many people have gravitated toward backplates that are subtly art deco, which can be achieved through clever use of borders and edges.
If the art deco does not suit your home or personal style, then backplates can also look extremely sleek and minimalist while still adding an extra element of dimension to your wrought iron door.
Lever handles can also be mounted on what is referred to as roses, which is the square or round piece of hardware that connects the handle to the door. As you can imagine, these come in many shapes and sizes, and can easily be custom-designed.
Some people find that a handle on a rose is better suited to interior space as they tend to be smaller and less impressive than backplates.
Doorknobs also come in many styles, with a mortice doorknob being the most popular and traditional. These are great for wrought iron doors because the typical beehive pattern on the knob is very suitable for wrought iron.
Once you have selected the style that best suits your home, you can choose a color and finish for your door handle.
Wrought iron single doors are almost exclusively black, which means you will most likely want your door handle to either match or be an eye-catching metal, such as a bronze or gold hue.
If you choose a black door handle or doorknob, the finish can either be matte or satin. Both will look beautiful but provide a different style, so it is important to view these in person and in natural light before deciding.
If you choose a bright metal finish, make sure that it matches other aspects of the exterior of the home, such as gates and hinges. Although this is meant to be a pop of light and color against the black iron door, it should still provide a cohesive living experience.
What Matches Your Wrought Iron Door?
You likely now have an understanding of the styles of hardware available to you. But how do you know it will suit your wrought iron door?
The best thing to do is look in person at showrooms to see how these handles look when mounted on a door and in different types of light. This will help you envision the handle as part of your own home.
It is also very helpful to take into consideration the overall aesthetic of your home, both the exterior and the interior. Even something as small as a door handle can help pull a home together and create a statement.
For example, if you want your home to exude sophistication and glamour, you might want to steer your decision toward a more traditional door handle mounted on a backplate. This style provides a plethora of options with ornate details and features.
But if you are looking for a more chic and minimalist aesthetic, then a simple chrome doorknob might do the trick.
What Should You Do if You Have a Custom Wrought Iron Door?
When you work with the team at Baltic Iron Doors to create your own wrought iron door, you will want to find the perfect door handle to match.
From simple and elegant to intricate and glamorous, we can help you find or design the perfect door handles for your custom wrought iron doors.
Beautiful wrought iron handles can also be purchased for interior doors to add cohesion and sophistication throughout the home.
Other wrought iron pieces, such as tables and artwork, can then be seamlessly incorporated into any living space.
If you are interested in any wrought iron hardware, you can view our large collection onsite at our factory. Our team will listen to all of your questions and ideas and will be able to guide you toward the best handle for your beautiful iron door.
We understand just how important it is to get every element of your entryway perfect so we are always happy to discuss your design ideas and see how we can work together. We only use the finest iron materials and the most modern techniques. The result is a functional work of art for your home.