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Urban Modern

by Tanika Blair |

'The modern urban décor style is a softer and more comfortable look than the harder ‘industrial’ styles which always used to be associated with the word ‘urban’. Modern ‘urban’ décor is interior design for living in – a home that welcomes us in after a long day, nurtures us and protects us from the ‘big bad city’. Urban modern interior design is best embodied by the idea of the converted industrial loft. Original brick walls, rugged wood floors, and enormous steel windows create a sense of laid-back and cool; while open floor plans and lots of natural light give these spaces an open, airy feeling. You can try to work with textures and tonal contrasts, layering up similar neutral colours to provide a calm feeling in your home. These accents will only rarely be bright splashes of color. You can keep the look in very relaxed by using accents of nature, such as deeper browns and oranges, for featured walls. The warm colors will help you to feel more cozy.
You can also get the look with original artwork. Urban design often has a cosmopolitan vibe, and artwork is a way to achieve that look. Don’t start freaking out about the expense — starving artist sales, where college students put their work up for purchase, are the perfect places to get one-of-a-kind pieces at great prices.

Get inspired by our recent work in this style below: 

The following photos are curtosy of Sanctuary 28.  

We've also sourced these images from Pinterest, find out more about each pic here.

To help you narrow down your own style, we've put together collages for each style. 
Out of 'Urban Modern' and 'Coastal' which would you choose? 

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