#AskNextDoor: Doc Ferds Recio Asks: What Decors Should I Put In My Unit?

If you’ve been following CondoLiving’s social media (If you haven’t, you’ve been missing out on a lot of stuff!), you’ve probably seen our posts asking about your design dilemmas—from decorating a rental condo to finding the best stores to shop at—and answering them either through a DM (direct message) or an Instagram story. Others, we answer through a full-length article, like this one.

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Via an Instagram direct message, Born to Be Wild‘s host and veterinarian Ferdinand Recio (or Doc Ferds Recio to many), asked CondoLiving for some tips on decorating his newly renovated industrial style bachelor’s pad.

“Is there any way you guys can give me tips on what knickknacks to put in my unit?” asks Doc Ferds (@ferdzrecio).

And here’s our answer.

 

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1 | Something Raw

The thing about the industrial design style is that it is all about the rawness and grunge of the materials used, like the rough cement and/or the brick walls, and the hard metals. Mimic the rawness of the building materials in your accessories.

Have cement-finish planters, metal or metallic pendant lamps, and a wood-and-metal coffee table. Anything in cement, metal, and wood finish would fit the industrial style well. But it’s always best to consider the function of each decor you’re putting in your space, especially if it’s limited in area.

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2 | Something Warm

Since cement and metal evoke a cold feeling, incorporate something that would give your space warmth in both the feeling and the eyes. You can use throw pillows or throw blankets and wooden crates or trays to give off that cozy and warm feel. And then set the mood with warm lighting.

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3 | Something From The Past

Give more character to your space with something dated (or something that looks like one) to make the space look more like the Industrial Revolution, which combines vintage and rustic. Opt for repurposed items like pipes turned into book shelves or paper towel holders. Movie theater light signs, old typewriters and film cameras make for interesting decor items as well, even more so if they’re still functional!

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4 | Something “You”

Most importantly, inject your personality in your own space. It’s yours, so make sure you leave every one who visits say “It’s so you!”. You can display your priced possessions, like your travel souvenirs, gifts from family and friends, your photographs, and artworks you fell in love with. Whatever it is that screams you, it’s a must-have in your condo.

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