When we start of any interior design project, one usually wonder what style one can create for interior of the home, so as to feel good in that environment! In recent years, the abandoned factories, the old warehouse, barns are now finding new life as industrial spaces have turned into demand for modern dwellings units. From the rustic exposed finishes & structural elements to industrial inspired lighting fixtures, there is no doubt that industrial details are here to stay!
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Industrial style is a design of bringing back the period that focused more on manufacturing, mechanical creativity & appreciating raw & unfinished interiors in a gorgeous way to bring the style to your home. This style is about proudly displaying the building materials which we usually try to conceal. It is about adding a raw and unfinished look to the most thoughtfully designed homes. It is also about selecting the pieces that are as much about function as about style. In your interior, it makes sense to go for an open floor plan as it works extremely well in lofts & studios. Therefore, people deliberately welcome this growing trend for their homes!
Characteristics of Industrial Interior Style:
Walls & Structure: Exposed bricks, exposed concrete, steel beams or columns, stainless steel and unfinished wood work well for this style along with the high ceiling!
Colour: Your colour palette should steer clear bright & bold colours; instead you should look for warm, neutral tones to fill your space. Let your colour palette be guided by the raw materials used for a truly authentic industrial look. Tones & Shades of grey work well when mixed with white to add a crisp & clean look.
Floor: The most used option of a floor for an industrial style is polished concrete. It can be rough & patchy. Timber & Stone flooring is the good option that will help you to achieve the industrial look for your premises.
Lighting: Freestanding floor lamps in a metal finish are the great source of light for an Industrial look. You can also try to add a few pendant lamps into your space!
Furniture & Decor: You should find the large comfortable sofas & scatter cushions to work alongside the industrial accent pieces & artwork. Walls should incorporate the large one or two pieces of abstract art or photography to add a dash of colour to your room! Plants will also add colour & life into your environment, so you can also look for a few really great large leaf plants & some significant pots for your home!
Here are the ways to get the different ideas of industrial style for your interior:
01. Take inspiration from Old Buildings!
Before you know what type of industrial details you like, just look at buildings that share the historical past to reveal creative ideas you may not know about! Exposed brick walls, timber roof trusses & steel columns without drywall wraps are common in warehouse & manufacturing districts. Consider travelling to your local city to see if there is a revitalization of older buildings. In many cities across the world the restoration of warehouses, barns, & manufacturing facilities are converted into the high-class condos & office buildings.
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02. Rustic Metals for your Interiors
In the days of steel & iron manufacturing across the world, the use of industrial products & metals were prominent in lighting fixtures & plumbing, cabinet & doorknob hardware & for the structural members in roof & column members. Today the use of wrought iron as an ornamental & structural element is an industrial element that looks amazing in the contemporary home! You can also look for the brushed nickel, copper & cast iron metals to bring the organic & industrial appeal to your home.
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03. Exposed Mechanical details in your Modern Home
If you are a fan of the industrial revival in fixtures, furniture, and lighting you should probably add it to your interiors. From pulley-inspired lighting to scissor accordion light sconces, the mechanics behind these pieces are not left to the thoughts. Instead, the mechanical workings of these pieces should be left exposed & are the demand of industrial details.
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04. Mix & Match the Modern Details with Industrial Charm
The splendour of adding industrial elements into your home is the ability to mix & match your current contemporary styles with the older inspired architectural details!
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The pendant lighting such as filament lighting that uses Edison style bulbs can create the look of industrial & retro lighting along with the choosing fixtures with rustic metals & details can transform your kitchen instantly.
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05. Bring Creativity with Artwork!
Another way to bring the industrial, architectural details in your house is to use the artwork to express your artistic design style. Bold graphics, murals, paintings & even painting bold symbols on an exposed brick wall will make an instant accent wall into your living room or bedroom.
You can also create your own artwork ideas around your cities such as symbols, literary numbers and letters, or even abstract painting can turn a featureless & boring wall into art!
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06. Use Furniture with minimal Detailing
Over the last decade, in home design, there has been an increase of furniture manufacturers embracing the industrial design rebirth style & it is reflected in living room & bedroom furniture with minimal details & simple materials.
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For e.g. the simple wrought iron canopy bed can be made more formal or informal based on bedding ensemble you choose to adorn it. Using the similar style lighting fixtures & monochromatic colours can bring the look of industrial chic to your bedroom!
06. Bring Industrial Accents into Your Home Outdoor
You can also add industrial style to your outdoor areas of your house. For e.g. the exterior lighting for your outdoor deck can be hung with larger bulb string lights which look great together & will give the magical glow to your outdoor areas.
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