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Soft Industrial Style

Industrial LightingOne of my favorite decor looks is a softened industrial. While I’m not into sharp lines and stark rooms, I love a touch of toughness in a room. Like the blue jeans I wore in high school with ruffly, silk blouses, having a warm, inviting comfortable room with some shiny metal pieces and masculine elements is a great mix.

Imagine a spacious bathroom in relaxing earthy tones, with warm stone and fluffy towels, with some shiny stainless steel tile accenting the jetted tub.

Think about a library with soft modern upholstered furniture, a leather couch with fabric pillows, and a thick, plush area rug. Then through in some angular hammered vases.

How about a gorgeous stained wood staircase, accented by a steel and cable railing system.

Envision a country kitchen with kitschy accessories, retro appliances, and bold stainless steel tiles lining the backsplash.

Rather than going to extremes and making a room seem cold and antiseptic, create a warm, comfortable space, then look for some favorite pieces that add a touch of the industrial. Consider an old metal filing cabinet, repurposed office furniture pieces, warehouse lighting, or containers taken from a manufacturing setting.

Just one or two industrial elements in a room can change the whole tone. It’s a great way to make too feminine spaces more enjoyable for the more masculine set.

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  • DiNaRa March 21, 2012, 7:01 am

    I like metal things but I don’t modernity as I choose classical metal things or at least something close to it.

  • DiNaRa March 21, 2012, 7:01 am

    I like metal things but I don’t modernity as I choose classical metal things or at least something close to it.

  • Renea March 30, 2012, 3:18 am

    Colorful accessories help in most cases and also plants. I had modern white room and the person living there was unhappy as it felted like hospital. Green vases made all the difference needed together with curtains. Hope this help’s you.
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  • Renea March 30, 2012, 3:18 am

    Colorful accessories help in most cases and also plants. I had modern white room and the person living there was unhappy as it felted like hospital. Green vases made all the difference needed together with curtains. Hope this help’s you.
    Renea recently posted…Spa MaintenanceMy Profile

  • mc July 4, 2012, 12:59 am

    The metal can be left unpainted, protected with a special coating such as clear polyurethane so you see the natural beauty of metal, or it can be powder coated or painted to the colour of your choice.

  • mc July 4, 2012, 12:59 am

    The metal can be left unpainted, protected with a special coating such as clear polyurethane so you see the natural beauty of metal, or it can be powder coated or painted to the colour of your choice.

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