From Metal Fireplaces to Modern Seating

 - Jun 13, 2010   Updated: Mar 23 2011
While stainless steel decor does have a bad reputation for looking cold or being uncomfortable, the finds within this cluster certainly are not.

From stainless steel fireplaces mounted on the wall of living rooms to creatively sculpted metal seating, it's no wonder why people are flocking to fill their homes with stainless steel decor.

Implications - Steel is cold, dull and sometimes gritty -- at least, that's what it use to be. Nowadays, stainless steel has given people a completely new outlook. It now has positive connotations for urban dwellers of wealth, style and modernity. Whether it's applied to restaurant kitchens or utensils, the alloy makes them look badass, slick and cool. With such high demand in stainless steel products, companies will continue to use it as a selling point to convince consumers that the product is of high status.