Decorative Hardware and Knobs
Hardware is not thought of as something which truly makes the place complete and beautiful. Of all the decorative details and objects, it does the most and gets the least recognition. Some people don’t even think about the hardware at all, but if you would—you would realize that your home would not be the same without it. If someone would take out all of the knobs, pulls, handles, and hinges out of your home it would be a mess. Without knobs or handles, you would not even be able to open any doors; but you probably wouldn’t even need to because without hinges it would fall out.
There is a need to understand the importance of decorative hardware, because then you will stop seeing it as a little unimportant trinket, and truly give it the time and thought that it deserves. While plain knobs will open the dresser drawer or a shelf with the same success, it will give a completely different look to it; and consequently a completely different look to the space. While hardware is essential to the house, you may also consider it the house’s jewelry.
You have to think about more than just the decorative elements of the decorative hardware. For example, many like to mix-and-match with pulls and knobs, as well as different designs of knobs and pulls. If, for example, you would like to do a theme, you can uphold that said theme while using different designs of decorative knobs and pulls. You may also like to consider using knobs in some places and pulls in other. It will create a slightly eclectic look, but still pulled together.
If you are planning on using decorative hinges, you have to make sure that you get the ones for the correct side. The doors which are found on cabinets are always either a right-hand reverse door or a left-hand reverse door. You may like to have your knobs facing each other, or perhaps even away from
each other to add a bit of an interesting twist to the design.
The Right Amount of Hardware
You will also have to understand what the right amount of flair is in your decorative hardware and what is too much. There are some knobs that are great to use to punctuate a simpler design and there are those that are great as a way to simply complement the design. There is a plethora of designs and patterns which you could use for your designs which are perfect in a sense that they complement the cabinets and the room while also being intricate and daring part of your room.
There are many places and ways to get the inspiration that you need. There are some that y get inspired by the furniture in the room and the overall style of the room—some may get inspired by a beautiful pattern on the drapes. Some may get inspired through a beautiful walk through the woods or by a lake. Some may take their inspiration from the way that natural shapes and patterns such as those found in flowers. Some may look at architecture and design magazines. Some may find their inspiration through their favorite pastimes, hobbies, or interests. Some find their inspiration through that one fantasy room that one always wanted to have.
You have to know that there is no good reason to ignore, neglect, or be intimidated by hardware. It is your friend, not your foe. Think of it as an exclamation point at the end of a sentence or as the icing on the cake.
Thanks to our collections of knobs and pulls, you will be able to find a
knob that will fit your inspired style.
Fruitful Bounty Decorative Knobs and Pulls
The decorative knobs and pulls add a unique look to the space as well as making it feel incredibly cozy and homey. There are decorative knobs with warm colors—such as the grape knobs with red color present in it; or the olive knobs with cooler colors such as the green and the black.
There is a great deal of different decorative knobs that are made specifically with the grape design in mind. There is the Tuscan Bounty knob, the Best Cellar knob, and the Grapevines knob. The Tuscan Bounty knob displays grapes with other fruits making it seem as if you are walking through the vineyards and gardens of Italy. It is colorful and while your room might not be Italian- or fruit-inspired, it would still look absolutely beautiful. The Best Cellar knob looks antique and gorgeous—it will give class to any cabinet, in any environment. The knob design is mostly muted earthy colors with red of the wine and the grapes punctuating it. The Grapevine knob is beautifully cast metal that is whimsical and classy. The swirls are brilliantly punctuates
with fruits and leaves.