Top tips for creating the industrial chic look at home

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As featured in the Surrey Advertiser, here are some top tips from Bubbledrum for creating the vintage industrial chic look at home:

 

■ Mix materials: aluminium, wood, steel, plastic etc.

■ To achieve a homely industrial look, choose bright, bold, striking accent colours, and furnishings to lift the ensemble.

■ Lighting is also key to achieving the right atmosphere; choose anglepoise lamps and hanging enamel shades. When we started the business we fell in love with vintage factory enamel lights that look stunning in a living room, dining room or even in a kitchen. These are increasingly rare to find.

■ Don’t forget the garden. Vintage trolleys on which to place pots, and classic deckchairs are a must.

■ When buying one statement piece don’t be afraid to pick an oversized item, such as a station clock or large-aged mirror.

■ Be creative and have the vision to re-invent items’ original uses. For example, use fruit crates as shelving units, and factory crates as bedroom storage etc.

(Rebecca Younger, Surrey Advertiser, 24th June 2011)

 

 


 

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