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Trend Alert: Urban Chic

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From stylish apartments to spacious town houses, an industrial urban look is an ever-popular choice. Using a mixture of textures and focusing on natural finishes, it sets the perfect tone for a range of spaces. Whether you're creating an inspiring home office or updating a busy family kitchen, you can take elements of the look and tone it up or down to perfectly suit your personal style.

Industrial chic interior styling

Exposed and unpolished

When it comes to accessorizing an urban chic look, think effortless, simple design and traditional, rich colors. From storage options to decorative pieces, use natural materials and even upcycle what you already have. You don't have to stick with masculine details, you can add furs and plush textiles, too - the key is to simply keep it looking authentic. 

This look really comes alive with its incorporation of raw finishes, from exposed brick walls to beams and piping. So embrace the seemingly unfinished edges as they are all part of the charm.

Industrial style lighting and exposed bulbs

All in the lighting

The best way to add an instant urban edge is through your choice of lighting. Exposed bulbs with intricate filaments are inexpensive, easy to install and can be styled in a range of ways. It's not only their look that incorporates an industrial feel, the tone of light that they give out is also a major contributor. The way they glow in warm golden tones rather than a stale bright white will create a softer atmosphere to complement your mixed material interiors.

Industrial style roomiest featuring Karndean design flooring

Naturally detailed

If an urban chic look is a little too fuss-free for you, remember you can add detail to your floors. In many of our ranges, design strips and borders can be added to better define your living space and to add sections of interest throughout.

Inspired by weathered steel, Carbon from our Da Vinci range makes for the perfect urban chic underfoot choice. Its deep charcoal base and lighter gray accents emphasize its textured look, helping it to give off a beautifully natural feel.

If you have welcomed urban chic interior styling into your home, show us the results on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram - we'd love to see!

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