Using piping as a design feature in your home combines two top interiors trends: industrial and upcycling. You might think that this is quite a niche area for furniture and home accessories but prepare to be blown away with the wide array of options.
This trend is most popular for storage, working perfectly to create shelves, towel rails and clothes hangers. Instead of a mundane, “run of the mill” metal or wooden rail, industrial piping adds intrigue to everyday objects and creates an authentic loft feel.
Lighting is by far the most creative accessory that uses this trend. Place a reclaimed wall sconce into a corner of a room to create instant drama. If you want to make even more of a statement, the web is full of steampunk-inspired chandeliers and hanging pipes.
This trend has also spread to furniture. Metal piping is ideal for forming the legs of bar stools or a side table.
While the internet is a treasure trove of variety, you can also craft these accessories yourself. Embrace the upcycling trend, save money and do it yourself!
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