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Industrial Furniture: Chicago Style

Industrial Furniture

When you walk through the door after a long day at work in Chicago, your furniture should be screaming, “relax!” The only problem is, comfortable furniture is not always the furniture that is going to make your home ready for an HGTV feature.  So what’s the solution? Add an industrial touch, of course.

The key to designing with industrial furniture is that it’s all about the mix. No one wants a space that feels barren and cold…but a space that looks too comfortable just isn’t stylish. Here are some of Wrightwood’s best tips for decorating with industrial furniture. You may want to take notes.

1.    Soften it up.
For a bit of modern industrial style, try adding one piece at a time. The Industrial Pipe End Table in Light Iron with a Natural Wood Top is the perfect starter piece.

Industrial Pipe End Table in Light Iron with a Natural Wood Top

The legs are made of silver industrial piping, so they’ll add that much needed pop of modern to your space. Don’t forget to mix the hard with a touch of soft, though. Top this end table with a bouquet of your favorite blooms, place it next to a comfy, soft sofa and let it stand out as a cool, contemporary statement piece — without the commitment to a full redesign.

2.    Expect the unexpected.
Industrial design can be a bit overdone in this day and age, as trends tend to change with the wind (which can be a lot…hello Windy City!). Always remember to keep your industrial style as an unexpected element in your space.

Industrial Trolley Bookcase

Do this by adding an industrial piece in a place you’d never before imagined. The Industrial Trolley Bookcase will do just that. The bookcase is a bit rustic looking, but with a totally modern feel. Add this unique furniture piece to a traditionally formal space like a dining room to embrace the unexpected. It’s sure to be a head turner.

3.    Embrace the industrial.
Now calling all of you bold designers out there — we dare you to completely embrace the industrial. Make your industrial furniture stand out as the focal piece of your space.

Iron Industrial Dining Chairs

Surround your wooden kitchen table with brightly colored Iron Industrial Dining Chairs, or line your kitchen counter with the Industrial Counter Stools.

Counter Stools

Either way, these poppy, modern, and bright additions to your space will definitely make a statement.  

Oh, Chicago. Always ahead of the furniture trends, taking them on full force. Of course, industrial furniture will never go out of style, but it certainly can be overdone. Luckily, Wrightwood Furniture in Chicago has tastefully modern pieces for you to add to your home. After all, trends are meant to be followed…but they also need to be started. So set a trend and embrace the mix of hard and soft. You’ll be surprised by how stylish your home will be.