It’s all about that warehouse luxe for one of 2020’s hottest interior trends. Whilst this modernist style is inspired by cool concrete and large factory spaces, it is anything but soulless. Architecture and interiors influenced by vast industrial spaces can give your home a minimalist feel whilst remaining a cosy and welcoming environment.
We’ve seen this trend developing in recent years in cultural spaces, bars, and converted homes such as lofts. A style that eludes urban living, Warehouse Luxe takes the best qualities such as exposed brick and piping from old architecture and mixes them with modernist elements to create a contemporary room with minimal effort. Here are the ground rules to creating Warehouse Luxe:
Industrial can be cosy. Highlighting the existing elements such as natural wood panelling and cracked stone flooring with softer contrasting textures will give your home a new leash of life. Consider velvet, faux fur and naturally woven fabrics to create a chic space with added comfort. With the sleek lines and cool metals, a classic sheepskin rug in a warm hue like our Florian Soft Floor Rug is just the ticket.
Consider your lighting. If you’re inspired by the modernist industrial style, but need the confidence before adapting your living room or bedroom, try using light bulbs with a cooler tone before adopting industrial fully. Or in the reverse, warm lighting once you’ve created your warehouse luxe dream home can soften those rough edges. With warehouse luxe lighting fixtures such as our new Ada Lamp Collection, this eludes the modernist feel of industrial interior design.
Play with shapes. Warehouse Luxe is all about dynamic shapes such as metal X-frame furniture and strong lighting structures with exposed light bulbs. An easy way to emphasise the trend is using black like the Harriet chair collection with its thin and simple frame and grey seat; comfort simplicity. To complement the sharpness, mix in rounded shapes in the form of pottery, floor lamps, mirror/wall decor. This will give you the factory feel you’re after without it all becoming far too harsh for a relaxed space such as a living room or bedroom.
Lastly, use colour sparingly. The key to chic industrial decor is to use a limited colour palette of neutral hues. Bronze and metallic decor can really pop against the grey leather bar stools in your industrial kitchen, or consider sheepskin style rugs and throws to add further depth.
Ada Floor Lamp, White Marble Base, Matte Black £95
Harriet Dining Chair, Wool Upholstered, Grey £119
Sally Round White Glass Pendant Light, Matte Black £29
Nashville 2 Seater Loveseat Sofa, Velvet Upholstered, Charcoal Grey £529
Claes Nesting Coffee Table, Glass Top, Black £179