Unique and exquisitely worn
Our Industrial Vintage Trend Report takes inspiration from old, defunct factories and rustic surroundings. Furniture choices are sturdy and functional, with straight lines and simplistic design, ideally a little worn with either rust or peeling paint to give it a properly tarnished look. Personal details, such as framed letters and black and white photographs paired with fresh flowers, give this otherwise austere style a softer, gentler edge. Concrete, wood and various metals, ideally in their crudest, unpolished form are exactly right for Vintage Industrial. The kitchen has a sturdy table in unfinished wood, softened by chairs covered in simple, loose-fitting linen. An old-fashioned blackboard lists the week's shopping, and industrial style lighting and tableware complete the look. The living room is unpretentious and bright, with a few well-chosen decorative details. The beautiful yet simple sofas, upholstered in washed linen, soften the industrial theme. The coffee table, an upcycled pallet, is finished with a glass top and casters. The bedroom is an oasis of calm with a loose fitting bed skirt in textured fabric. Stacked boxes provide unconventional storage and a slightly worn metal stool is used as a bedside table.
How to get the look
We created this Industrial Vintage look using shades of grey, with white, black and blue accents. Denim-like textiles also tick the box in creating the right look, inspired by a genuine factory feel. Injections of soft pastel colours such as Lavender can break up the predominantly grey colour scheme. On-trend metallics are the ideal partner, offsetting the less refined materials used in this style. We’ve used patterns sparingly to keep the subdued, monochromatic grey, white and black colour palette uninterrupted. To achieve the right, worn look, opt for interesting textures instead, such as washed, tactile fabrics in any and every shade of grey. We’ve designed our Loose Fit Urban covers to make it easy for you to give your IKEA sofas and chairs the Industrial Vintage look.
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