Thursday, 17 December 2015

Industrial Chic

We’ve been talking to the talented folk at Killer 5 about interior design again this week, and here Samantha Simmonds, Creative Director, shares her top tips on bringing industrial chic into your home.  

“You don’t have to live in an urban loft or rustic barn conversion to appreciate (and lust after) the latest industrial interior trends. By focusing on simple shapes, worn textures and raw materials, you can easily incorporate this into your home using a few key pieces.

“Let’s start with stripped-back lighting, this is a great way to take on the industrial trend, and will work well in almost any room. I love this brushed-brass chandelier from but if you’re on a tight budget, this suspended light fitting from Tesco will make a similar statement at a fraction of the cost.

 “Exposed brickwork is a trend that is set to stand the test of time, so if you’re looking to completely transform a space, this Next wallpaper is a fantastic way to fake the look without stripping back the plaster. Choose between the traditional red brick for a striking feature wall or go with the grey slate for a more country cottage feel (see how this can work in the Alban  show home at Branston Leas). Accessorise with this stunning steeple wall clock or put your personality on the wall in these Kiko glass frames, group them together in different sizes and orientations for an individual look.

“If you don’t fancy hanging wallpaper, these rustic storage solutions are an easier way to incorporate the industrial trend in to your home. This John Lewis trunk doubles as a coffee table, so ticks both the stylish and practical boxes. While this wooden ladder shelf from Cox & Cox is the perfect display for fresh flowers and your favourite books. Or use it to store kitchen essentials, Maison du Monde have a selection of industrial chic tableware that would look great on the shelf, including this traditional cast iron teapot.

“Finally, if you want to invest, this leather loveseat from Debenhams would be a stunning addition to your home and will distress beautifully over time. Combine with soft furnishings, like this luxurious faux fur throw from Not On The Highstreet, to create a relaxed, cosy look.”

Don’t forget to share your industrial chic interior design photos with us on St. Modwen Homes’ Facebook pages.


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