They say home is where the heart is, with home being a place to unwind at the end of a long day it’s important to create a space where you can relax. Businesses have also adopted the atmosphere of homes, understanding the need for creating a warm and inviting atmosphere, cosying up your interior is essential. Creating a cosy interior is key for allowing us to balance ourselves and giving us a place to regroup at the end of the day, having a positive effect on our moods.
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Cosy interior means something different to every one of us; this could be comforting textures, warmly-lit hues or a neutral colour pallet. In this blog, we are going to look at ways in which you can create a cosy interior and hope to inspire you to cosy up your own space!
The Natural Interior Look
Bring the outdoors in this year, strip your interior back and focus on the natural elements in your home. Focusing your interior on natural and organic elements allows you to bring a sense of calm and tranquillity into your décor while cosying the space up. Deciding on which materials will work with your space and personality is key, do you want to opt for shabby chic brick walls, rustic-looking wooden furnishings or industrial style lights, being cooped up inside does not mean you can’t get back to nature.
Old Factory Pendant – 12 Inch – Pewter, £59, by Industville (Image supplied by Home Building Company Ltd - @HomeBuildingCo & Imelda J Photography - @imeldajphotography)
A neutral colour palette allows you to focus more on the furnishings and accessories in your space; with taupes, beiges, olives and greys being the perfect tones for a blank canvas. Neutral backdrops create a welcoming interior and work perfectly with exposed beams, wooden furnishings and any type of style you want to go for!
Bring Character To Your Kitchen
We spend an average of six hours a week rustling up some culinary delights in the kitchen; the room is used to eat, socialise and relax in and it’s essential to add colour and character into your kitchen to cosy up the décor.
Brooklyn Cone Wall Light – 7 Inch – Copper, £89, by Industville (Image supplied by @dreambound74)
Incorporating warmly toned lights such as brass and copper create an extra cosy interior, using LED bulbs are essential in the kitchen with the need for task lighting. Our clear and amber vintage light bulbs cast the perfect amount of vibrant light over worktops and appliances, they are the ultimate addition to complement our stylish, classic and contemporary designed lights.
Whatever size your kitchen you can create the perfect cosy environment, from open-planned large kitchens to smaller, more intimate spaces. Depending on what size room you have will impact what you can achieve with your look, whatever style of room you have, industrial lights will complement your room perfectly! If you want some cosy kitchen interior inspiration, visit our kitchen inspiration page.
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It’s All About Textures
Hibernate this year with feel-good colours and snug textures, the shape and materials in your interior should be equally as important as selecting your colour palette. Textures in your interior design are vital, they make your room pop and shouldn’t just be an afterthought. Think about where you want to place certain textures when designing your room, where do you want to place that woven basket, which room will the shaggy rug work in and where is the best place to home your growing plant collection.
Natural materials are the perfect way to incorporate textures in your home; from iron, copper and brass to wood, brick and leather. Mixing materials is a sheer way to add depth and warmth to your cosy interior; textures are meant to make you feel something and combining the natural elements will allow your personality to shine through.
In homes with industrial-inspired interior instead of concealing these elements, make them your focal point. For the ultimate shabby chic look, incorporate vintage lighting fixtures to add the focal point to any area.
Commercial Cosy Interiors
It’s that time of year when we crave warm, cosy inspired interiors not only in our homes but commercial spaces too. Interiors with raw materials and warm colours allow us to feel more at home and at ease, especially during the colder months. Think about chalet interiors; wooden architecture, plenty of light, warm fires and mixed textures; these are the perfect elements to create an inviting and cosy environment.
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Soft warm lights have the ability to create a romantic and relaxed atmosphere which is what your customer might be looking for, whether you opt for a bare bulb, pendant, wall light or flush mount, it’s important to create the perfect space to encompass the cosy feel.
Lighting has the facility to engage with customers and make them feel more at home, and in turn will encourage them to spend longer in any establishment, becoming loyal regulars. Take restaurant interior, for example, having warmly-lit lights placed above tables will create an inviting and open space, helping customers to open up and feel welcome.
Brooklyn Giant Step Flush Mount – 18 Inch – Brass, £89, & Brooklyn Cone Pendant – 12 Inch – Brass, £69, by Industville (Image supplied by The Plumpy Duck at The Bowfield Hotel)
Here at Industville, we have a wide range of lighting options for all commercial spaces, our lights come in a variety of different finishes and colours, from brass, copper, pewter and glass to combined metallics and our bespoke painting service, allowing you to personalise your space.
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From wall lights and flush mounts to pendants, we have a lighting option for everyone! If you need some cosy commercial interior inspiration, be sure to browse our project pages.
Get Funky With Finishing Touches
Last but by no means least, it’s all about the finishing touches! We’ve covered adding texture into your space, perfecting natural colours and adding character to your kitchen, but usually, the finishing touches are left to the last minute.
Our fabric flex cables are the perfect addition to any suspended light; they allow you to add your own personality in and create a cosy interior you’re proud of. Our coloured fabric flex cables come in a variety of different colours as we understand the need for consistency with your interior design.
Artwork has the ability to transform your walls, they add an extra touch to your interior and can create an amazing design opportunity. If you’re opting for neutral colours for your walls, paintings provide instant colour, completely change the room dynamics and add a sense of texture. Here at Industville, we’ve dedicated our showroom walls to inspiring artists, giving them a platform to transform our four walls, as they can change yours!
We hope this blog has given you some cosy interior inspiration, whether you’re looking to change up your home or business interior. Will you be giving your walls a new splash of paint, incorporating vibrant artwork or adding depth with new textures? We’d love to know what stance you’ll be taking to cosying up your interior design!
We look forward to seeing your interior transformations, be sure to tag us on Instagram - @industville – or by using #Industville. If you need more inspiration, browse our Pinterest boards for the ultimate interior ideas.