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If you love the modern industrial style, there are plenty of ways to create this look in your home. Whilst metal furniture, such as cabinets and drawers, are often associated with the industrial look, wood can play a big part too.
It’s great to be able to source original industrial lighting and furniture and give it a new life in your home, but it’s not always possible to find the right pieces for your interior design. The right choice of new furniture can be just as effective in creating the look you want and one useful direction to explore is solid wood, such as oak.
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If you look at industrial style living rooms, there’s normally some element of wood to be found. For example, in the form of open shelves, wooden coffee tables, a lamp table or console unit. Oak is a great choice to use, as the colour of the natural wood looks lovely and solid oak furniture is built to last.
In addition, oak furniture is strong, durable, functional and, perhaps best of all, there’s no nightmare flat pack self-assembly to have to tackle. If you order it online, it’s delivered to your door or brought into your home and all you have to do is find the right spot for it and put it to instant good use. Bliss compared to flat pack hell!
I really like the Matrix oak living room furniture collection from the Oak Furniture Company and think many of the pieces would work perfectly in an industrial style living room.
The Matrix Oak wide bookcase, with its numerous open shelves, looks perfect. It’s a good solid piece with plenty of storage options, but the open shelves help it feel more modern. It would look right at home in an industrial loft style living room, with bare brick walls behind (or brick effect wallpaper, for the discerning decorator).
To complete the room look, I’d team it with a worn leather sofa, the Matrix oak coffee table, a black and white bus blind style piece of art, a mix of black and white cushions and accessories such as metal effect lighting and candle holders.
Here’s an idea of how the pieces could work together:
1. Vintage leather two seater sofa – Old Boots Sofas
2. Delwara cotton cushion – Reason Home
3. British landmarks bus blind framed print – The Binary Box
4. Industrial copper pendant light – FactoryLux
5. Fine Décor distinctive red brick wallpaper – I Love Wallpaper
6. Matrix oak coffee table – Oak Furniture Company
7. Matrix oak wide bookcase – Oak Furniture Company
8. Vega lantern – Henry & Future
9. Use your wings cushion – Rocket St George
If you’d never considered incorporating oak furniture into an industrial style interior, then hopefully you’ll think again. It really is a versatile type of wood that works in a variety of different interior settings, from traditional to modern.
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