I have always been curious about ‘Industrial Chic’ and how to go about incorporating it into my home. I love mixing colour and different styles but am always a little worried that having those odd pieces of vintage industrial furniture will make my home dark and cold. I usually think of ‘Industrial Chic’ as being all cement and metal.
Not so apparently.
I’ve been doing a little research and have found it is one of the top trends for 2012. I’ve found wonderful tips to share with you and ways in which to incorporate this hot look into your home as well as keeping the desired warmth.
Scrubbed metal tables, old school desks, oversized metal ceiling lights and old canteen chairs are all easy to bring into your home and acheive the look you want – even on a budget. Unfinished walls and surfaces with raw metal elements are key to creating this style. Think combinations of warm brick, bare wooden floors, metal beams with accent walls and thick heavy shag rugs. Be careful when adding large accents of colour as mixtures of industrial pieces and bright colours can easily become messy – smaller bursts of colour through large framed vintage prints and plants are best, and so easy to do. Large oversized leather sofas with the odd neutral wool throw will bring in some all-important comfort.
Polished cabinets, old Butchers table and bold lettering by camilla_saurus perfectly tie this look together.
Another perfect example of creating this look but keeping that warm homely feel is this room by reedj0218:
Bursts of metal accessories, steel beams and brick walls create the industrial look without taking away the glamour from the room.
Here is a kitchen design by reedj0218 with the same effect:
Have you got any experience with decorating your home in this style? Leave a comment below or create a 3D room using the planner - or better yet, show us!
mydeco.com community member hunny has lived in 56 houses in her 30 years, and currently resides in London. Her love of all things quirky and unique comes out in her 3D designs - but she always balances it perfectly with subtle yet stylish touches. Take a look at her profile here - mydeco.com/people/hunny Read more posts by hunny.