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RL Tips: An Industrial Living Room

Create a living room with brights, metal, and whimsical pieces

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To make this work, identify which color is more dominant – in this case, lemon yellow – and choose an area rug in the same shade to pull everything together.

Picks and Styling by Dagny Madamba and Issa Villar. Assisted by Paula de Guzman. Photographed by Louie Aguinaldo.

Read the original article ("1 Living Room = 4 Looks") and find out more about the stores featured in this story in the April 2014 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details. 

How to achieve the look:

You won’t find the usual grit and raw finishes that are typical of the industrial look. This style is all about bright, bold colors, and playful details.

Take off from a neutral base – walls and big furniture pieces in light mocha or eggshell white – then add colourful soft furnishings like pillow in contrasting hues and playful plush toys.

Pick other furniture items made of steel, like this extra seat and a coffee table, but they should also be the same colorful palette as the rest.

Temper the brights with a few pieces of wooden décor. 

To create a Glam Living Room, click here.

Watch out for more living room ideas tomorrow. For more tips and guides, click here.

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