In Focus: Metropolitan

We've seen the Industrial trend go from strength to strength in interior design over the last couple of years, with the fusing of materials such as wood and natural stone being a strong focus of the style.

More recently, focus has shifted to materials such as concrete, which is perfect for creating a city-chic Metropolitan look whilst retaining more warmth than a flat colour. Mix a concrete effect surface with copper accessories, wooden furniture or exposed brick, and you've got yourself a perfectly formed Pinterest board!

Concrete has become a strong theme within the fashionable metropolitan look. Concrete finishes applied to laminates and porcelain tiles provide an intriguing surface full of natural defects, a cloud-like blank canvas with calming tones and a muted colour palette.

Creating a Metropolitan look in your home might not be as difficult, or scary, as you might think. By simply incorporating concrete effect tiles such as our Tekno range into your home, your surface will have timeless appeal and be versatile enough to complement any decorating decisions you make in the future. If you're feeling daring, go for a distinctive kitchen splashback by mixing and matching contrasting concretes in a vertical format, or mix them with other materials such as natural stone and copper for an eclectic fused feel.

It's not just tiles that you can use to create a Metropolitan style in your home; you can also get the same look with laminate flooring. Indus Concrete is a laminate that looks exactly like polished concrete with natural blemishes. It's also easy to fit thanks to a ‘megabloc' system which works well with underfloor heating.

This style is perfect for accessorising as it creates the ideal backdrop to as many light fixtures, pictures and knickknacks as your heart desires! Try incorporating clean white or grey fabrics and plenty of cushions to keep your room feeling homely. The Metropolitan look is perfectly complemented by copper, gold and silver accessories along with exposed wood so keep this in mind when shopping for items for your newly decorated room. As it's so versatile, it means you can change up your accessories as often as you'd like, keeping the room fresh and clean.

We'd love to know if you've created a Metropolitan look in your home so please let us know over on Facebook or Twitter.



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