This month as a Graham & Brown ambassador, we are taking a look at the popular industrial trend in home interiors.
This look is all about capturing the appeal of urban loft living and is a favourite home interior style of mine. Try to bring some rough and natural elements into your décor, such as scrubbed wooden or metal factory style furniture, or an exposed brick backdrop for example. to give a cool and characterful look, as in my mood board below:
Even if you don’t have the open plan spaciousness of a New York loft, you can make it work in the smallest area – check out my teen son’s compact industrial style bedroom which turned out nicer than we’d expected. I worried that it would feel even smaller, but it really doesn’t.
If you would like to create an industrial space, this is some of the homeware you could incorporate:
factory style furniture
wheels, pulleys, castors
library card holders on drawers/stencilled on numbers
clip on lamps and bulb lights on fabric flexes
carnival style light or a lightbox
You can easily achieve a bare brick look, or go for wooden pallet style walls, with wallpaper – ideal if you don’t want the mess involved in exposing any real bricks or the hassle of cladding a wall with wooden planks. There are some really convincing wallpaper designs around and Graham & Brown have everything you need for loft living style here.
To avoid a stark or cold feel, why not make the look more glamorous and go ‘soft-industrial’, as in the picture below? Some neon style cushions and wall art, plus gorgeous carnival light features all help to add colour and interest.