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Get the urban, loft living look with Industrial style

Is your fantasy a fabulous New York City apartment, with high ceilings, large windows and acres of exposed brick? You may not be able to move to the Big Apple, but you can recreate the urban loft look you love with a few simple interior design tricks. Here’s how you can introduce that chic, loft living vibe into your home… with uber-cool industrial style furniture and on trend accessories.
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Wooden dining table with upholstered chairs
Wooden bar table with upholstered chairs

Urban loft dining with plenty of character

Raw edges, reclaimed woods and linear metallics are central to the very hip and happening urban loft style, and look especially good in a dining space. Make a bold statement with a dining table that has a reclaimed wood top and squared, dark metallic legs. Or choose the sleek style of a modern glass dining table. . If you want to make your guests feel pampered, match your fabulously stylish dining table with luxurious, velvety fabric upholstered dining chairs. The urban loft look is all about striking juxtapositions.



Urban loft living that’s warm and welcoming

The industrial style may be cool and functional, but it’s far from impersonal. Rustic furniture and reclaimed, weathered wooden pieces will add plenty of warmth, character and texture to your urban loft style décor. Soften your urban loft scheme with leather armchairs – vintage, modern or relaxed styles all work – and woven or plush and silky rugs. And you can add subtle injections of colour with pot plants, throws and cushions for an inviting feel.


Urban loft leather sofa
Wooden shelving unit

Urban loft style – zone your space

Central to the urban loft look is creating a feel of open space. So if you have an open plan living-dining room or kitchen diner, keep it that way. One way to zone your space stylishly is with an open display unit. Use one as a room divider to create two very different and distinct living zones. Add a plant or two for that living indoor garden look, if you’re away a lot or forget to water then artificial plants are incredibly realistic nowadays.


… and choose statement storage

Add useful storage to your urban loft style space with a rustic wooden sideboard that has the same unique, authentic wood finish and metal detailing as your wood and metal dining table, console table or side tables. Acacia wood or reclaimed oak looks beautiful against painted or brick walls and, as the grain of the natural wood differs from panel to panel, every piece is unique.


Wooden sideboard

Urban loft style accessories

Round, retro mirrors are very on trend, while witty accessories with a touch of steampunk cool are always fun finishing touches for your urban loft style living room, dining room or bedroom. One accessory that could be made for the urban loft look is the statement floor lamp. An easy way to add a considerable amount of style to a corner of your room.


Urban loft lighting

Lighting is central to the urban loft look. Avoid conventional lampshades or classic floor lamps (unless they’re distinctly vintage and retro for that touch of cool contrast). For an authentic urban loft feel, choose lighting with exposed fixings. Think steel, brass or copper wire frames, exposed bulbs and twisted fabric cables.



You don’t need a pad overlooking Central Park to make your urban loft décor dreams come true. You can recreate that chic, laid-back and edgy look anywhere with a few key elements of Industrial style.


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