Interior Design French Industrial Revolution – GeelongMarch 20, 2015
I love the industrial furniture designs around at the moment. You may have noticed industrial furniture appearing more and more in the design magazines, furniture stores and contemporary / hip Geelong cafes.
Industrial furniture is available in any colour you can imagine now. Gone are the days where you would just have 1-2 colours to choose from in furniture now anything goes and the world is your oyster. It all comes down to creating the right style and getting the balance right. I have used industrial dining chairs in yellow, orange, silver and black for some of my recent interior design projects. I love how they add pizzazz to a space and create an edge.
In today’s market we are often looking for items that fit our lifestyles, personal style and taste that say something about us. My Mum who has influenced much of my style has always said invest in quality and you will never go wrong. I believe this as quality items last longer and don’t become disposable and so harsh on the environment. Design has changed so much over the years and we are changing with it making sure we are making the right purchase for our homes and environment. We are much more environmentally aware these days, better educated on how our purchases can impact the environment and making sure they don’t end up in landfill thanks to the power of the internet. I know I think alot more about my purchases and how long furniture items will last etc.
Industrial furniture will stand the test of time and it’s not an item you would want to throw away. It is not only practical but can create many different looks depending on what you do with it. It can create a funky contemporary look, a French industrial look, or a vintage edgy look. You may decide on an industrial bed side table with a rustic top and industrial legs or a coffee table with a rustic top and wheels as legs. Whatever it is they all have a purpose and will last. What I am noticing is that people are looking to buy better quality pieces; the impulse purchase is not as strong as it used to be because people are taking alot more time to really think about the need for their purchase. Using professional design advice will help in that decision making process especially bringing to bring it all together.
Of course everyone’s budget is different and we buy what we can afford. So what works for one may not work for another, do what suits you and your family and enjoy the whole process.
Look forward to sharing more with you soon.