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Making Industrial Style Furnishings Work for You

By Decorology @decorology_blog
So a reader wrote me recently with a great find - this industrial metal and leather chair - but she needed some inspiration on how to balance it in her space. So I've rounded up a collection of spaces that are either very industrial or nod to the industrial style, so she can get some ideas on how to successfully incorporate it into her space. Any ideas/tips for her?
Making industrial style furnishings work for youHere is the chair
Industrial interiors are often characterized by minimalist decor, a cool palette - a lot of grays, and materials such as brick, stone, metal, and glass. I think the key here would be to introduce the chair in a room where one or all of these characteristics are present. It doesn't need to be completely industrial, but add a few industrial elements to balance out the chair. Whether it be a metal lamp, a steel file cabinet, or bare floors.
Making industrial style furnishings work for youPlants and a gilt mirror cozy up this space.
via Willow Decor
Making industrial style furnishings work for youThis interior is very industrial and takes it's inspiration from a lab. There are lots of objects that could be paired with the chair to balance it in the space.
via Taddie Tales
Making industrial style furnishings work for youThe palette in this dining room is very industrial - browns and grays, which visually supports the metal industrial lighting fixture.
via Sarah's Fab Day
Making industrial style furnishings work for youMetal bins and open shelves ad an industrial touch.
via Poppytalk
Making industrial style furnishings work for youThe chair would look great in this workspace decorated with old wire hangers and baskets.
via NSK Wood
Making industrial style furnishings work for youThe chair would also look at home behind this antique industrial table used as a desk.
via Great Oak Circle
Making industrial style furnishings work for youvia Frugal Mom
Making industrial style furnishings work for you
Making industrial style furnishings work for youAll of the above work spaces would be great fits for the chair.
two above via The New Victorian Ruralist
Making industrial style furnishings work for youMetal lighting fixtures and an industrial cupboard used as a credenza - all in cool grays, create a factory atmosphere.
via The City Sage
Making industrial style furnishings work for youThis dining room is a good example of how to mix industrial furnishings in with other styles. The metal chairs and traditional wood pedestal table work together because decor is kept spare and minimal.
Making industrial style furnishings work for you
Making industrial style furnishings work for you
Making industrial style furnishings work for youMore environments where I could see the chair working.
4 above via Apartment Therapy
Making industrial style furnishings work for youThis space is not very industrial, but the minimal coffee table and bare floors would balance out the metal and leather of the chair.
via You've Got to See This
Any other ideas for Nikki?

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