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Style secret: Functional furnishingsIndustrial furnishings are minimal and no-nonsense, with strong, clean lines and without a hint of excess. Mix new pieces with reclaimed ones – search thrift stores and flea markets. Repurposing is central to this style: wooden crates turned into tables, old lockers used as storage, battered ladders turned into shelving.Smart strategyAlthough homey, cushy furnishings can feel out of place, you don’t have to perch on metal stools and sleep on cots, either. Padded pieces should be simple and free of frills – nothing breaks the tension of industrial decor like an overstuffed wing chair or a tufted ottoman. Choose solid upholstery in natural textures and neutral colours.