Purist steel, solid concrete, untreated wood combined with soft leather and warm colours – soft industrial is a style with masculine corners and edges and a feminine touch. A mix of industrial and cosy elements creates a snug look that fits into any living environment – whether in a spacious loft, a small apartment in the city or a house in the country. It is up to you to make personal statements.
Industrial-style furniture and accessories come across as robust and cool. This is mainly due to the characteristic combination of dark, untreated wood and black metal elements. Impressive lamps or industrial pendant lights are an absolute must as key pieces. The right choice of furniture and textiles will help to soften the industrial character and make your home cosy. Steel-look shelves can be combined wonderfully with a leather sofa in earthy tones like brown, khaki or cognac. Play with textures and combine rough materials like steel, wood, tiles or concrete with soft fabrics and bright colours. Cover concrete floors with coarse-structured carpets and add decorations such as bedspreads or cushions to take the edge off hard lines. Colours play a key role in bringing warmth and security into your home. You can use either natural shades such as grey or beige, or create strong colour accents with mustard yellow or orange.
Don’t be afraid to break the mould when it comes to style, and dare to try something new.
"The soft industrial style is all about opposites. Rough materials such as steel, concrete or wood meet warm colours and cosy textiles."