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Trend alert: The industrial decor revolution



Have you been walking down the street lately and spotted a bunch of wooden pallets masquerading a tables and chairs outside that super cool hipster cafe? Well, the good news for environmentalists everywhere is that those pallets aren’t masquerading as chairs and tables, they’re the furniture for that venue. It’s called industrial decor and as the emphasis for many people begins to fall on sustainability and on recycling goods, it’s become more and more common to see upcycled and free-cycled goods being used as furniture. There’s also a bigger push towards having retro furniture and other kinds of vintage furniture instead of new stuff.


This trend isn’t only present in commercial spaces, but is also present in residential spaces too. As a result of this burgeoning trend, I wanted to outline some of the key ways in which you can channel the industrial decor look for your own home – so let’s take a look here.



Plenty of exposed wood is they key for this look to be pulled off successfully – and if you pair it with some softer textures, you’re going to have a beautiful look that you’ll be happy to bunk down in each night. Try sourcing furniture from an industrial design store, or hit the second-hand shops for some great inspiration. You can think about adding some finishing touches to your industrial bedroom like posters, paintings and lamps; channel the vibes of a factory floor and think about the clash of metal with wood for a great look.


Lounge room:

Your lounge room needs to be ultimately liveable first, and then stylish second. You have to be able to relax in here, so it needs to be a comfortable. Think about getting a beautiful couch or rug for the room and the adding the finishing touches through a hanging piece for the ceiling or with lamps that have exposed metal. You can also do industrial with a great coffee table or with the ornaments and curios that you put on display. Perhaps a Meccano set would be a great addition to the lounge room as it is kitsch and also cool.



This is one of the most functional rooms, (if not the most functional room in your home) so you have a bit more room to get some freedom going here. Think about getting a really cool wooden bench top that can double up as a chopping board, and then contrast the wood with a really awesome coffee machine or juice press. The coffee machines by La Marzocco are incredible and the juicers by Alessi are also beautiful and modern with that oh-so-desirable industrial twist.


Entry foyer:

You can go as crazy as you want in the entrance foyer as it’s not a hugely used room – so it can more stylish and less functional. Perhaps you have a piece that you’ve found in an op-shop that you can’t find a spot for, or you have an upcycled metal shoe rack that would be perfect here. If so, excellent – you can place it proudly on show where your guests will first see it upon entering your home.


Final tips for anyone looking to get that chic industrial look in their home:

  • Plenty of exposed wood, steel and metal
  • If you have the option to get polished concrete or stone in your home you should totally go for it, as it adds an extra flourish to your home
  • Channel the spaces like warehouses, factories and other kinds of industrial spaces
  • Hit up the second hand stores, source items online and speak to furniture dealers for more inspiration


Hopefully these tips on hitting the mark when it comes to industrial design have been helpful for your home! Good luck and happy decorating!

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Choosing The Right Sofa

Getting a new sofa couch is one of the bigger purchases you can make for your home or apartment. If done correctly, you are buying a piece of furniture that will last you at least a few years. This is why it is so important to make sure that you get the right sofa. There are a lot of things to think about when getting a new sofa, some of which are often overlooked. To help make sure that you don’t end up with a purchase you’ll regret, here are the things you should be thinking about in order to get the right sofa.


Size – Size is one of the most important factors when it comes to getting a new sofa. You don’t want to have the delivery people moving your new sofa in, only to find out that it doesn’t fit. Before you purchase a new sofa, make sure you have properly measured the area that it is going in. You want to think about the height, the width, and the depth. Write these measurements down, and keep them with you when you go to purchase your new sofa. This will ensure that your new couch is neither too small nor too big.


Style – Once you know the area your couch needs to fit into, now you can think about what kind of couch that you want. There are many different styles and types of couches, so you should be able to find something that fits your needs. Do you want a large “L” shaped couch, that wraps around most of the room? Or are you looking for a tiny loveseat? Maybe you want something that is unique and unlike other sofas, or something that looks more classical. Think about the decor in your room, and the purpose for the couch. These should be in your mind when deciding what style your sofa will be, along with the color.


Comfort – Lastly, you want to think about how comfortable this couch will be. If you plan on taking naps on this sofa, you will want something with room to stretch out on, and lots of fluffy cushions. If this is a couch that is mainly for a sitting area, than maybe you can go with something that is a little more elegant. Also think about your preference when it comes to the fabric. Are you comfortable on a leather couch, or would you prefer a fabric? If you get the right couch you may be spending a lot of time on it over the next few years, so you want it to be something you are comfortable with.


Hopefully these few suggestions will help you to pick out your next sofa. When you break it down into the categories above, finding the right sofa is not difficult at all. Just remember to go over each of the items above, and to keep them in mind when looking at potentials sofas. Also remember that there are many places that you can buy sofas, so you don’t have to settle for the first place you try. If they do not have what you are looking for, try another place. Bring the list of what you want – the size, style, color, etc. – and ask the people at the store if they can help you. If you know what you want beforehand, it will make getting the right sofa a breeze.