Neutral yet warm. Worn with glamour. Cozily raw. These are the beautiful and inherent contrasts of industrial décor that is all about simplicity equally for the sake of functionality as for chic. Embrace the exposed, scratched, rugged core of industrial décor then complement and decorate it with rich, elegant, feminine elements such as chandeliers that together lushly, richly balance.
Bring the Café Home
This is not about becoming a shut-in but why leave the bustle and buzz to your local café? Create a social and creative atmosphere with a medley of rustic details, from light shades to chairs to big wooden benches that could be the birthplace of wonderful dinner party spreads… or your next invention. And wake up to DIY cuppas every morning without effort.
Embrace the Comfort of Raw
Go to town with peeling back the layers for the authentic industrial look — original brick, metallic railings and exposed hardwares add geometry and story to any room’s décor. Reclaimed and raw materials such as woods and metals are at the heart of industrial style, especially in rooms that are about function with intimacy — the kitchen is the most obvious and sitting rooms can be the most fun spaces to play with the worn chic look.
Feminine Touches Bring Air In
Bring Yang to the Yin with delicate chandeliers overhead, or soft materials and feminine patterns that add flair. And decorate with touches (or lashes) of nature — fresh flowers and indoor plants, terrariums or rich artwork— that will soften and energize like extravagant cushions on a minimalist couch.
Brassy Tones Are All Warmth
Brass in all its shades brings the warmth of its sun-kissed nature without any preciousness. Like vintage jewellery, brass light shades
and fittings such as taps, door and cupboard hands will shift and age elegantly along with the family in your home.
Vintage + Industrial = Elegance
Aged and worn are foundational states in industrial styling. Carefully combined with all the chic possibilities of vintage style furniture and accents, the two decors create a rich, warm and often European basis for a home that is as elegant as it is personal.
Glamour Comes From Edge
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Giant paintings of fashionably raw characters are one way to bring edge into a home décor and one way to infuse a surprising glamour to industrial décor that can sometimes be mistaken for unpolished or unkempt. One trick to bringing out the high style in industrial is to be a bit obsessive, which means every element is industrial from the glass and metal accessories — that have little purpose but to look great — to the furniture that pairs the past and the future in its refined earthiness.