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Decor Inspo: 7 Ways To Nail The Industrial Look

With it’s eclectic mix of materials and furnishings, the industrial trend has really made waves in the decor world over recent years. There’s just something effortless about industrial decor, and the way it manages to blend rustic styles with a modern sense of openness.

Industrial inspired spaces avoid frills and fuss, instead making use of a building’s natural surroundings. You can expect exposed beams and brick walls, contrasted with statement steel fittings, warm toned soft furnishings and modern, geometric copper lighting.

Industrial interior design is unarguably hip — think regenerated urban warehouses and factories, or that trendy new bar in town.

If you’re looking to bring the ever stylish industrial trend into your home, we’ve put together our top 7 tips…


  • Work with your surroundings.


If you have any original features in your home, you’re already off to a great start; exposed brick, exposed pipe work and beams all lend themselves perfectly to the industrial theme. If not, why not create an exposed brick style wall yourself? There are a number of wallpaper and tile options that can create an eye catching exposed brick effect. Even a feature wall painted in a warm brick shade will go far in giving your space an industrial edge.


  • Begin with a rustic colour palette.


Industrial spaces favour a rustic colour palette, interspersed with metals and raw materials. Choose rich, warm shades of copper and burnt orange, and keep an eye out for deep toned woods and leathers. Mix these shades in alongside cream and grey neutrals to keep the space feeling bright and open.


  • Mix up materials and reclaim furniture.


The industrial look is all about using natural materials. Combined woods and metals are perfect for an industrial theme, whether it’s a wooden coffee table with quirky metal legs or an oversized wooden dining table with retro inspired metal chairs.

Reclaimed furniture and DIY pieces are also ideal. Look out for items with a retro feel, be it a vintage armchair, reclaimed chest of drawers, or a rustic palette table you’ve created yourself.


  • Choose a leather sofa.


Leather is the perfect fabric to complement your new industrial interior, so choose a timeless leather sofa to add some comfort to your space. The industrial style favours classic sofa design, so a Chesterfield is ideal. Keep it simple with a cream brown, or black shade — you can then add some bold pops of colour and cosy up the space with cushions and throws.

Leading us neatly to…


  • Add contrasting colours.


Once you have the ‘bones’ of your room in place, you can add some contrast in the form of soft furnishings. Your furniture and walls are all relatively neutral, so now you get to have a bit of fun with colour!

Greens are especially complementary to an industrial theme, as are teals, blues and mustards. Choose statement cushions, throws or curtains, or perhaps even one statement armchair to really offset the room.


  • Bring the outside in.


When you hear the word ‘industry’, the last thing you probably think of is plants. However, greenery contrasts perfectly with the raw feel of an industrial setting. Plants are also great for instantly brightening up a space — they bring somewhat of a ‘breath of fresh air’, making the room feel fresher, lighter, and more airy.

To keep on theme, display your plants in quirky metal planters, or hanging terrariums. The Sass & Belle Black Pyramid Hanging Terrarium and Umbra Trigg Planter Vase Set are the perfect options for a stylish, industrial space.


  • Choose industrial home accessories and lighting.


Finally, what better way to complete an industrial decor theme than with industrial home accessories?

The industrial look isn’t fussy, however it isn’t minimal either. Bookcases, shelves and lighting are all great ways to add some extra interest and style to your room. When it come to your accessories, keep an eye out for modern, geometric shapes, solid lines and unique detailing.

Shop The Look With Industrial Home Accessories

Umbra Imelda Shoe Rack     Umbra Prisma Wall Decor Black     Umbra Pulse Copper Wine Rack

Umbra Madera Walnut Wall Clock        Umbra Cubist Large Black Shelf      Sass & Belle Hammered Brass Dish

If you’ve fallen in love with the industrial interior design trend and are looking for further ways to style your home, be sure to explore the full home accessories collection at Flamingo Gifts. With fashion forward options from the likes of Sass & Belle and Umbra, you can discover a vast array of industrial accessories that will give any room in your home an instant edge.


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