Modern industrial décor stands out with its bold, architectural design and sharp finishes.
Rebecca Snowden, Interior Style Advisor at Furniture And Choice (FurnitureChoice.co.uk), shares 3 ways to bring modern industrial style to the home.
1. Mix wood with black metal
Get the modern industrial look by mixing black metal and wood textures. Start with a matt black kitchen and decorate around it with wooden accents. Install wood slats around a marble kitchen island to create a sophisticated designer feel. “Choose herringbone flooring in the kitchen-diner for a warm, inviting look,” Rebecca says. “Contrast the rustic feel with an industrial-inspired concrete effect dining set.” Soften the space with faux leather dining chairs for a stylish and comfy touch. Balance the look with other textures such as ceramic accessories and greenery.
2. Choose a neutral colour palette
Aside from black accents, another key element of modern industrial style is a neutral colour palette. Choose from brown, beige or cream to complement the wooden flooring. “Dress up your living area with a faux leather sofa in a rich tan brown,” Rebecca says. Match the vibe using other soft textures such as neutral cushions. Zone the living area with a stylish modern rug for a chic, layered look.
3. Break up clean lines with stylish curves
Use modern industrial style to complement architectural features of the home such as Critall doors or black windows. “If you don’t have black windows, paint the interior of the window frames black,” Rebecca advises. “Tie the look together with a casual black and oak dining set and bench for a casual feel.”
Even though modern industrial style favours clean lines and sharp finishes, break up the edges with curved or round accents. “Pick a round pedestal dining table and curved dining chairs for a distinctive look,” Rebecca says. Accessorise with a round pendant lamp or mirror to complement the dining set. Create a fresh, uplifting feel with artwork and greenery.