It's a fine line.
Adding something organic is the key.
Like a whole wall of tropical plants. Yes please.
or even just a stump.
or a wooden step/bathmat
even a scraggly little plant warms up this concrete
(the floor to ceiling window doesn't hurt either)
Without a natural element
the industrial look feels like a public space
(like the school nurses office)
I am fascinated with industrial lofts lately,
but probably more likely to live in an institution.