What is urban interior design style?

What is urban interior design style?

Embracing Urban Interior Style

What is urban interior design style?

Urban interior design blends elements of contemporary, modern, and industrial designs to create a unique style that’s perfect for inner-city living. Having a softer, more comfortable look than industrial design styles, urban design embraces warehouse conversions and loft environments as its foundation. It makes the most of small spaces to create functional and practical living areas. Key architectural features of urban design include exposed beams and unfinished surfaces and materials such as concrete, brick and wood. Characterised by clear open space, light colours and clean finishes, urban design elements include minimalistic and large pieces of furniture with sleek lines, vintage decor, geometric designs, and a colour palette consisting of a neutral base combined with colours reminiscent of nature.

Urban interior design elements and decorating ideas

With a fundamentally cosmopolitan vibe, urban interior design can vary in style from earthy to eclectic. The room you're working with also influences your specific style choice – with more casual and calming elements in the bedroom and livelier, more contrasting elements in the living room. Below are some key urban design elements and urban-style decorating ideas to help you achieve this look in your home.

Urban-style flooring
Wood and stone flooring create the perfect foundation for an urban-inspired interior design style. Designed according to latest interior design trends, Tarkett’t wood collections and natural-looking wood and stone patterned vinyl collections give you access to a wide range of urban-style flooring options. Our Bohemian Explorer inspired collections, for instance, combine the past and the present, the traditional and the modern, to produce flooring products that perfectly complement an urban interior design style.

Comfortable furnishings
Less severe than its industrial counterpart, urban design interior furnishings are softer and more comfortable. Rugs made from natural materials in warm tones, natural coloured throws and cushions, and large, comfortable sofas, create a warm and inviting space. Create an earthier look by opting for comfortable pieces in earthy tones, such as shades of green, brown and yellow, or choose a more eclectic look by opting for statement pieces in luxurious fabrics, such as a velvet sofa in brighter colours.


Contrasting and complementary materials
Soft furnishings can be combined with contrasting yet complementary materials, such as metal railings on staircases, gold and bronze picture frames, and metal-framed mirrors.

Statement pieces
Statement pieces feature heavily in urban interior designs. Patterned rugs, large artworks, distinctive floor to ceiling window curtains, and vintage ornaments and furniture add interest and texture to an urban oasis. Incorporating just one or two statement pieces adds a chic, industrial edge to your space while still retaining a minimalist feel.