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Six ways to get the Urban Loft look


by Fedie

This month we’re taking inspiration from the urban loft. Built within former warehouse and factory spaces, the urban loft aesthetic combines industrial minimalism with modernist design. We’re talking exposed brick walls, concrete floors and stripped back styling. Loft or no loft, here’s six ways you can recreate the look at home.

1. Create a Monochrome Gallery Wall

Get creative with your monochromes by designing  a  black and white feature wall. Don’t be afraid to mix it up with prints in different shapes and sizes. For a really slick finish, stick to black frames. Need some more tips? Check out our post How to create a gallery wall.

National Portrait Gallery Collection

2. Make your space pop with some pop art favourites

A movement that emerged in the mid 1950s, Pop Art was brash, bright and rebellious. Now the iconic artworks of Warhol and Lichtenstein, synonymous with the Pop Art movement,  add the perfect touch of cool for urban loft living.

Red & Black Car – Andy Warhol

3. Create the exposed brick look with art

An exposed brick wall creates the ideal backdrop for an urban loft gallery wall. But for many of us bare brick isn’t an option. Fear not! Another way to achieve the look is by including some Urban Art prints. Characterised by their relation to city life, urban artworks combines street art with graffiti, and will add great texture to those bare walls.

Jean-Michel Basquiat collection

4. Go Oversize

Go big at home with oversized art. If you have tall ceilings, a large statement print will inject life into your walls, whist maintaining that uncluttered, spacious look quintessential of the urban loft aesthetic. Try a classic Penguin Book cover in XXL to give you a really cool king-sized look.

Dangerous Curves – Penguin Books

5. Roll with the hipster prints

Get the urban look with some on trend cycling posters – the key accessory for hipster city dwellers.

6. Keep it typographical

In-keeping with the tall ceilings of the urban loft aesthetic, keep the space light and airy. Opt for striking typography prints teamed with minimal Scandi accessories. We love these iconic Andy Warhol posters, designed for his first European exhibition at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm.

I Never Read & I Like Boring Things – Andy Warhol via @maegabriel

Discover more prints in our Urban Loft Edit.


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