Home and comfort – these two always go together, though not necessarily in the same manner for everyone. This has to do with taste, preferences, funds, as well as how far one is prepared to go in following trends. The great thing about being on the quest for comfort and trying out your decorating skills is there’s no right or wrong way, you just have to let your imagination take the lead. This is what I can say from experience; if you have some sort of fear of what the outcome might be, I know how you feel. It took me long enough to consider even the slightest bit of makeover because I always hid my fears behind the thought “my home is pleasant as it is”.
I didn’t see it coming, but this made me grow tired of my interior, and as luck would have it my furniture got so in need of replacement (partly because of too long a use, and the other part because of my bare windows) that changes were inevitable. After educating myself up to a degree about the possible styles I could invite in my interior décor, I was won over by the industrial one. It spoke beauty to me, without making it seem like you’re trying too hard to accomplish it with decorating – perfect for a laidback lifestyle. Just the look at the vast choice of industrial style kitchen tables, with their rusty charm and scratches, convinced me immediately to get to some shopping, so as you might as well guess, the kitchen was the first room that got transformed.
The great thing about this style is you have the chance to implement a variety of elements you wouldn’t otherwise have thought of, such as exposed natural materials in the likes of wood and metal, and how little is needed to create a warm visual impact. Whether you choose to give industrial style kitchen tables a go or not, you also have the chance to play with the interior by using different chairs, cupboards, and be surprised how mixing and matching can turn out to be extraordinary with pieces you bought or found at your grandparents’ attic. The sort of raw beauty industrial designs have makes one stay in touch with nature and appreciate it all the more.
What I’ve come to notice is when you start implementing it, you get the urge to do so more by focusing on the details – lighting fixtures and ornaments for instance, since every element is a piece of the puzzle. You can accentuate the impact and add more dimension by including the walls in the decorating game. I managed to do so by adding brick wallpaper, but you can be more daring and try out the real deal, and further amp up the style with an industrial bookshelf. I still haven’t wrapped up with the decorating, there’s always space to add or replace something and make my interior feel more homely, so I’m up for ideas and suggestions if you have some to share.