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The Art of Mixing Materials: Combining PIPE DECOR® with Diverse Textures

The Art of Mixing Materials: Combining PIPE DECOR® with Diverse Textures

The world of interior design is always evolving, embracing innovative ways to create spaces that resonate with personality and style. One popular trend is designing with mixed materials - a design approach that layers textures, contrasts, and colors to craft spaces with depth and character. At the heart of this trend is PIPE DECOR®’s versatile steel pipe furniture, a collection that promises to infuse any space with an industrial edge. Let’s explore how pairing PIPE DECOR® with various materials can transform your interiors into a tactile and visual delight.

Roots End Table By PIPE DECOR bought by a customer

The Industrial Elegance of PIPE DECOR®

The beauty of PIPE DECOR® lies in its versatility. Its ability to adapt and complement any design aesthetic makes it a great choice to try out this trend. From the rugged charm of rustic interiors to the understated elegance of modern chic, these pieces act as a sturdy foundation, ready to be layered and styled to your heart’s content.

The versatile industrial charm of PIPE DECOR® effortlessly complements a wide range of interior design styles. From the open concept of urban lofts to the cozy warmth of modern farmhouses, PIPE DECOR® ties together diverse materials and themes into one cohesive, stylish, and functional space.

Outdoor Coffee Table by a customer from Loop Coffee Table By PIPE DECOR

Creating Harmony with Contrast

Layering different materials and textures can be hard to grasp at first if you’re unfamiliar with the trend. However, things may be easier than you think. The key to mixing materials in interior design is to embrace contrasts. Think about mixing elements that have contrast yet still complement the whole look. The hard lines of pipe table legs can be softened by a plush, velvety throw. A sleek glass top can add a light, airy feel to the industrial vibe of steel pipes. The interplay of hard and soft, light and heavy, creates a dynamic interior landscape.

Styling Tips for a Cohesive Look

We’ve talked about embracing contrasts when layering and mixing different materials to create a cohesive look. However, there are some other things you can do to nail the mixed material look. Here are some quick tips.

Outdoor table by customer made with 1 in. x 30 in. Round Flange Pipe Table Legs - 4 Pack

Soft Furnishing and Plush Seating

Pair PIPE DECOR® pieces with soft textiles in vibrant colors or playful patterns. The combination of cold steel pipes and soft, warm textures of the furnishings is a classic contrast in interior design. This combination works because it appeals to our innate desire for comfort and tactile variety within a space. It invites relaxation but also creates a visual and sensory balance that makes the room feel more welcoming.

Accessorize with Bold Colors

Don’t be afraid of incorporating bold colors into your design. Vibrant throw pillows on a sofa, colorful art pieces on the walls, or even a bold rug under a PIPE DECOR® coffee table can add personality to any space. These pops of color create focal points and add dynamics to your space, especially when set against the neutral tones of metal and wood.

Streetlights Coffee Table By PIPE DECOR with a custom table top by the customer

Glass and Metallic Accents

Elevate the industrial vibe of pipe furniture by introducing glass and metallic elements. Adding a sleek glass vase on top of a pipe dining table or metallic trays can reflect light. This adds a layer of sophistication and brightness to the room.

Reader Table Lamp By PIPE DECOR bought by a customer

Layered Lighting

Good lighting is crucial for creating the right ambiance in your space. It’s important for highlighting unique textures and colors in your mixed-material design. Apart from the main light source in the room, add ambient lighting and some accent lights to highlight the key elements in your design. A PIPE DECOR® lamp with an Edison bulb is the perfect piece for your mixed-material design. It adds a soft, industrial-chic glow to your space and when paired with diffused lighting from overhead fixtures, it enhances the overall warmth of the room.

Playing with Textures

Adding elements with different textures brings complexity and richness to the design. For example; adding a rough woven rug can contrast the smoothness of the pipe legs of a coffee table, creating a tactile contrast within the space. These textural differences are intriguing to the eye and touch, making the room more interesting. Playing with textures keeps the design dynamic and engaging, not flat and one-dimensional.

Go with A Consistent Color Palette

When mixing materials and textures in your design, you don’t want to be all over the place with your color palette. Maintaining a consistent color palette can make your space look more cohesive. Choose two to three primary colors and repeat them throughout the room in various shades and tones. This helps tie all the different materials and textures together, creating a cohesive look.

Mixing materials in interior design is like telling a multi-layered story where each element has something to tell. PIPE DECOR® offers a versatile and sturdy foundation where you can layer textures, colors, and materials to craft spaces that are uniquely yours. Whether you’re into rustic, modern, or somewhere in between, the possibilities to create cohesive and stylish spaces are endless.

Feeling inspired to mix things up in your space? Start with the industrial charm of PIPE DECOR® and layer from there. Start combining textures and styles today to create something extraordinary.


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