This bold, structured and often unfinished look of industrial interior design is on the rise!
Frequently found in loft spaces of renovated old factories and warehouses, the open plan layout fits its inherent notion of space perfectly.
Raw surfaces of reclaimed wood, worn down recycled steel and exposed brick are essentials for this style. If you are lucky enough to already have exposed brickwork in your home, play to its strength and decorate around it. It’s a great base.
In order to create the basics of this theme, you can use reclaimed wood which has been salvaged and upcycled for dining benches and tables or kitchen counter tops.
The metal aspect can be incorporated through dining stools or the fittings of your light fixture.
It’s the layering of these ‘rustic’, long-established materials so that they work well in conjunction with one another, instead of competing for centre stage that will truly make the style authentic.
Although the use of wood, metal and brick seems so simple and traditional, it’s the fresh way of integrating them which makes the style so contemporary – it’s very design-led. Often integrated with minimalism, this look can be very easy to achieve within living rooms, dining rooms, kitchens and even outside space.
As seen above, many unusual accessories can be utilised to add interest to your space.
For a quirky feel, you could add a black chalkboard into your kitchen/dining area. There are two ways of doing this, either actually buying a blackboard or perhaps painting a wall in chalkboard paint. Then you can use it to write lists, notes, quotes or simply to doodle! If painting a whole wall seems a little daunting or extreme, you could always try something smaller like a kitchen cabinet door maybe a frame.
Onto something more manageable… Wire racks are great for dotting around your space, either flat on a table top or attached to your wall to display attractive items. Practical and aesthetically pleasing!
The placement of (often black and white) artwork in frames on the walls adds dimension and creativity to the industrial look; and the use of potted plants showcases some colour and life!
Although this look can often seem fairly cold, you could add some softness with comfy sofas and scatter cushions.
Wooden star blocks with tiny lightbulbs embedded within are popping up all over the place in homeware shops. They would fit in perfectly here! And will also bring warmth to the room.
It is recommended that warm, neutral tones work well with this style; shades of grey mixed with white creates a balance of dark with light.
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