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Abstract Energy: The New Interior Design Trend

Inspired by Abstract Expressionism, abstract energy is an interior trend we’ll see become incredibly popular this year. It focuses on a combination of contrasting colours, strong lines and incorporating patterns. The main reason it has become a popular trend is that the combination of these factors allows you to showcase your personality, creating something completely unique in your home.

In this blog, we’re going to deconstruct the main features of the abstract energy, allowing you to put your own spin on your décor, before we look at how you can incorporate this trend into every room of your home, creating something lively and playful for the year ahead and beyond.

The Importance of Colour

One of the key features of abstract energy is colour. The colours which we choose to feature in our homes have the ability to affect our moods, this is known as colour psychology. Are you interested to understand what the colours mean?

Abstract energy isn’t restricted to one colour scheme, but rather it’s about finding colours which you love and that match with your personality. Whether you decide on warm or cool tones, bright colours or pastels, find colours which affect your mood positively!

Add Or Contrast Colour With Metallics

We’re seeing more and more interiors featuring metallics, whether this is in a subtly or not. They can work incredibly well; either working with the colours you decide on for your interior or as a contrast against them, it’s up to you which you decide!

Our range of industrial lights are the perfect way to add a metallic element in your home. Handcrafted with high-quality, raw materials, they suit any interior style!

A kitchen interior with a trio of industrial pendants above the kitchen island

Old Factory Pendant - 12 Inch - Pewter & Copper, £99, by Industville (Image Supplied by Fiona Power)

Incorporate Colour With Flex Cables

A simple and effective way to inject a bit of colour into your home is through accessories. To add a new lease of life to your lighting choices, have you thought about switching up your Fabric Flex?

Our Fabric Flex range is available in over 50 colours in both Round and Twisted designs. Order a Fabric Flex sample box to discover which one is perfect for you and your home.

Two types of fabric flex for Industville industrial lighting

Lighting Flex Cables, £4, by Industville

Go Crazy With Patterns

Using patterns in your interior adds depth and dimension. There are so many different styles of pattern, so you’ll be able to find something unique to you. Whether that’s geometric tiles or striped wallpaper, go crazy with the patterns you choose! 

Add Pattern With Art

To add colour and pattern into your home, why not opt for a piece of art? Just like the various patterns, there are numerous styles of artwork, allowing you to find something you love.

We dedicate our showroom walls to aspiring artists work, helping us bring colour, pattern and depth into our space. Art and industrial lighting are the perfect match! Browse the range of art we feature here.

Colourful artwork

Popping Candy by Samuel Deacon

The Kitchen

The kitchen is often described as the heart of the home, due to the amount of time we spend in the space, doing a number of things. In this room, you can be as playful and eccentric as you want, it’s the perfect place to opt for an abstract energy design!

A Splash Of Colour

You could opt for a patterned splashback, a wallpapered feature wall or colour through furnishings. Shaker style kitchens are incredibly popular, and we love the pop of green which has been incorporated in this kitchen through the chairs, adding a playful touch but in a subtle way. 

A colourful kitchen interior with three pendant industrial lights

Brooklyn Dome Pendant - 8 Inch - Pewter & Copper, £79, by Industville (Image Supplied by @honestbydesignltd)

One thing which looks seamless in a kitchen setting is the use of industrial kitchen lighting, especially when pendants are placed in trios. The right lighting is essential in the kitchen due to the tasks which we complete in here. 

The Bedroom 

The place which we start and end our days, we tend to be a little more experimental in our bedrooms as it’s a space which not many will see compared to other rooms in the home. Therefore, abstract energy can work wonders in your bedroom!

Think About Furniture & Accessories

The easiest and most impactful way to incorporate the trend is through soft furnishings and accessories. Whether you decide on a plush rug, a velvet throw or patterned cushions, the way we style our rooms is key for abstract energy.  

We love the contrast between the plush pink shades and the bold navy shades in this bedroom interior, the combination of materials adds a beautiful sense of dimension. The perfect accompaniment is our Sleek Wall Light range; they’re perfect for space-saving, suit any interior style and the metallic finishes add elegance and class, they’re also only £29 too!

An elegant bedroom interior with vintage wall lights

Sleek Edison Wall Light - Brass, £29 & Vintage LED Spiral Edison Bulb - 5W E27 Globe G125, £15, by Industville (Image Supplied by @alexwroephoto)

The Bathroom 

Searches for bathroom interior have increased dramatically over recent years, as in the past it’s often forgotten about design-wise. Nowadays, we’re making the most of our bathroom interiors, and the results are endless.

Whatever The Size, Style It Perfectly

Whether your bathroom is small or an awkward shape, we can create something truly wonderful in our bathroom, especially when featuring the abstract energy trend. This design works particularly well in smaller or more obscure bathrooms as we can use patterns and colours to draw the eyes to different features and make the space appear bigger.

Bring In The Wallpaper

Bring wallpaper into your bathroom; it can create a stunning space and adding the touch of pattern abstract energy needs. The pink wallpaper below features greenery, adding a sense of tranquillity and contrasts beautifully against the black and white floor tiles.  

An elegant bathroom featuring industrial style lights

Brooklyn Outdoor & Bathroom Pendant - Brass, £75, by Industville (Image Supplied by @mabel_and_may)

Our Sleek Wall Light range is perfect for every room of the house, and in particular the bathroom because they’re perfect for space-saving. Available in brass, pewter and copper, find the ideal colour for your interior and add a touch of glam!

The Living Room 

Alongside the kitchen, the living room is the room most visitors will see, the place we spend time entertaining and completing many tasks. Abstract energy will work perfectly in the living room because it’s a place we tend to express ourselves and our personalities.

Feature A Gallery Wall

To combine patterns and colours, have you thought about featuring a gallery wall in your living room? You could combine photographs with art and quotes to create something truly unique to you and your interior!

A colourful living room interior featuring industrial lights

Brooklyn Glass Dome Wall Light - 8 Inch, £79, by Industville (Image Supplied by @where_wil_lives)

Our glass wall light features in the above interior. Our glass range adds a touch of elegance and class to any interior they’re replaced, with the ribbed shades cascading light beautifully around the space. Whether you opt for a pendant, wall light or flush mount, our glass range suits any interior style, including abstract energy!

Get Inspired

In need of some interior inspiration? We upload content daily to our Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest pages, give us a follow and get ready to get creative! We like to keep on top of interior trends, and there’s nothing we love more than inspiring you all!

In addition, why not order our free catalogue, which is full of incredible home and commercial interiors!

Request a copy of our free catalogue

Abstract energy has the ability to allow you to express yourself through your interior, while also enabling you to have some fun by thinking about how to work colours, patterns and clean lines into the space you have. Will you be incorporating the interior design trend into your home this year? We can’t wait to see what you create! 

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