Have you dreamed of living in a loft in SoHo or perhaps an apartment in the Flatiron District? How about a pre-Civil War home in Brooklyn Heights? There’s no greater place on earth than New York City, so why not introduce an urban state of mind into your home? Let New York’s architecture, beauty and diversity be your inspiration for bringing the stylish combination of warm industrial and rugged sophistication home.

You don’t have to live in NYC to enjoy the city feel. Use urban style furnishings, many of which are found at Ashley HomeStore, to embrace this lifestyle. Here’s some characteristics to look for when creating your urban escape.

Living Room: An Escape from the Hustle and Bustle

For a touch of modern industrial cool, combine a plush sectional with rustic furnishings. Look for neutral-colored upholstery and be sure to pile on the pillows. Occasional tables with clean lines and classic features add a hearty presence.

Gray is popular, especially for adding a modern touch in your city escape. A sectional with an ottoman is a perfect solution for a small space. The ottoman is multifunctional. It can be used as a coffee table or for extra seating, plus it provides a spot for putting your feet up.

Dining Room: An Eclectic Setting for Hosting Friends and Family

For rustic refinement that whets your appetite, look for dining room sets with distressed wood finishes. A rough texture, planked wood, metallic accents and neutral upholstery add style.

Heighten the look with a statement piece like a china cabinet in a rustic finish.

The detailed metal and wood planking on this table is the epitome of city elegance. Industrial accent lights make a splendid addition.

For a smaller dining area, use a round industrial-styled table with stools. Add a pendant light and unique wall decor and you’ll feel as if you’re at a corner New York pub.

Bedroom: A Haven for Rest

Transform the bedroom into a New York style luxury hotel suite. Use a bed like this to create a focal point. The mansion wing style of this headboard with luxurious tufting and bedding creates depth and brings a lavish feel to the room.

You’ll feel as if you’re sleeping in a NYC loft with this set. It adds the right touch of laid-back attitude. Look for rustic contrasting finishes, distressed wood and planking.


Sets that combine form and function with clean lines and earthy elements add warmth and character―the dresser and mirror are quite alluring.

If you have recently created your own urban escape, we’d love to hear about it below.