How to: Get the New York Look
Tips | Posted on January 10, 2018
Whites, browns, greys and creams are ideal for an urban-industrial inspired home – and will help create a sense of space that a true New Yorker would envy. Create the illusion of openness with clean colours that will allow light to bounce around the room. Add a pop of colour for visual interest.
New York is the home of American industry and while concrete floors are authentic, they aren’t exactly practical, being dirty, rough and difficult to clean. However, the look can easily be emulated with cement-look tiles in large-format sizes to make a small room feel open and spacious.
Exposed brickwork is a design feature that commonly appears in NYC apartments. Such walls mirror the coarse nature of the city, it is a visually appealing element that works perfectly in a space with simplistic design. If you’re lucky enough to have an exposed brick wall in your space, now’s the time to let it shine! If not, consider creating a chic urban feature wall with subway tiles for a similar feel.