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5 ideas to soften an industrial decoration

June 18th is Father’s Day. All fathers have this more or less hidden sensitive and tender side and this makes us think of industrial decoration.

Yes, yes: we love industrial style, it’s timeless. But it is very difficult to master because it is a style that loves contrasts. Indeed, when you choose an industrial decoration, it is difficult not to fall into a look that is too cold, too old, too worn. For the industrial effect to be successful, the decoration must be raw of course, but also warm!

To help you adopt this trend at home while keeping a warm and soft touch, we suggest 5 tips to follow !

Soft rugs to warm up an industrial dining room

1 – Large industrial metal lamp – 1960 | 2 – Czechoslovakian industrial table in cast iron and wood – 1940 | 3 – Result chair by Friso Kramer – 1960 | 4 – Scandinavian wool rug – 1960

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Pretty pastel colours to soften the steel

Intérieur industriel couleurs pastel

1 – Jieldé 2 arms lamp in polished steel, Jean Louis DOMECQ – 1950 | 2 – Tomado shelving system in multicoloured lacquered metal, A. D. DEKKER | 3 – Stoll Giroflex office chair, Arno VOTTELER – 1960 | 4 – Olivetti Synthesis modular desk, Ettore SOTTSASS – 1973

A customised frame wall to humanise the industrial style

1 – Set of 6 green Tolix chairs in metal – 1950 | 2 – Idealheim extendable dining table in teak and lacquered metal, Dieter WEACKERLIN – 1960 | 3 – Hanging lamp with 3 glass globes – 1970 | 4 – Gouache composition, Emile LAHNER – 1950

Wood and green plants to contrast with the cold materials

1 – Pastoe desk and armchair set, Cees BRAAKMAN – 1960 | 2 – Suite of 4 industrial chairs, Kho LIANG IE – 1960 | 3 – Industrial metal suspension lamp – 1930 | 4 – Industrial storage unit – 1950

A universe of softness and dreaminess to nuance the raw materials

1 – Wooden Stol rocking chair – 1950 | 2 – Morris & Co “Cloud” table in mahogany, Neil MORRIS – 1940 | 3Industrial floor lamp with adjustable height – 1950 | 4Azilalcarpet in cream wool – 1970