My one luxury in life (apart from a good cup of tea) is my subscription to Reloved magazine. I love to recycle and upcycle and this is a great read, packed full of inspiration. I’ve been looking for some ideas for our living room. 2015 is the year it will be decorated and I was excited to read an article about warehouse style.
Warehouse style fits really well with our vintage home vibe. We have some key pieces of furniture which will be staying, such as my beloved vintage kitchen cupboard which houses my fabric stash. There are some lovely ways to decorate and I’ve been pulling together a warehouse style moodboard using Pinterest:
There has to be a little leeway as we live in a modern 1980s house. Fortunately we can still be on trend, mixing warehouse style with our modern house. We will definitely be looking to mix up the look with a range of textures, prints and styles to form one eclectic and unique look. Hopefully we will also be able to incorporate the colour of the year, marsala. This is such a lovely warm colour that it will go really well with a neutral sofa, such as this charcoal corner sofa from Furniture Choice.
The great thing about warehouse style is that it looks back to the 1960s so ticks all my vintage boxes too. Whenever my mum throws out old pieces of furniture I always get first refusal so we have a great vintage anglepoise lamp. A couple of years ago we picked up an old wooden filing cabinet someone had discarded on the side of the road. This is an affordable way to collect pieces as long as you’re not in a rush!
We would like to re-use and recycle as much as possible and I have my eye on an upcycled pallet coffee table. Whenever I see a discarded pallet I always stop and pick them up as they are so easy to recycle! I think we could incorporate some warehouse materials through industrial piping shelves, reclaimed funnel lights and I would love to invest in some vintage signage for the walls.
What do you think of warehouse style and would you like this kind of functional but versatile living space?