For my first apartment I used the old wrought iron gate to the garden (cleaned of course) as my headboard inside. The landlady was going to toss it and I thought, hey that would be interesting. I got a ton of compliments. You can leave them in their original shape to give it a antiqued feel, or paint them any shade to like to go with the decor. When I got bored with it I bought wire and crystal beads and strung the beads on the wire and twisted it around the bars and it really made it pop. Good luck.