NOSTALGIA DRIVES TREND
HOME styling is still looking to industrial spaces for inspiration as we seek sanctuary from the fast-paced world.
Trend forecaster and interior designer Bree Leech says industrial designs provide a sense of nostalgia — looking back reflects people’s desire to find calm and quality in a hectic modern world.
“We see beauty in the industrial style due to the simplicity, aged materials, natural patina and wear and tear found in these pieces,” Leech says.
“To achieve an industrial look, the complementing decor should feature vintage and rustic finishes, such as exposed or painted brick, polished concrete and recycled timber.
“Keep colour schemes soft and neutral using white and green, or go for something dramatic and moody by using darker blues and greys. For a more modern vibe add elements such as simple contemporary furniture pieces.”
Lighting plays a big role in industrial inspired decor, Jacqueline Hughes of Brilliant Lighting says.
“It’s easy to create warmth in an industrial-inspired home by knowing the right lighting to choose,’’ she says.
Hughes says pendant lights are the way to go.
“Alternatively, hang exposed bulbs on simple fabric cords with brass fittings.
“Combine the old with the new by selecting industrial-inspired pendants with cutting edge globe technology.
“And use warmer metals for a wholesome feel.’’
Get the look with the industrial-style pendant range from Brilliant lighting.