What’s industrial interior design, which is getting more and more popular now? It’s about ‘warehouse looks’ that combine a true industrial feel with a range of other styles. Such looks a widely used in loft apartments, modern homes and commercial spaces around the world, and if you wanna use them, too, or at least incorporate some elements of industrial style in your home decor, I have some ideas for you.
One of the first things you’ll notice about industrial spaces is that there aren’t a lot of bold pops of color. Instead, this style relies on using a combination of neutral shades to create a clean look. avoid contrasts: instead of juxta positioning brown and white, rock a variety of browns and tans. Use these shades as your dominant colors with other neutrals serving as accents. Warm neutrals help to bring visual warmth to the industrial style rooms, part of an area that might otherwise be overwhelmed by the coolness of metal pipes and ducts.
Exposed brickwork is an absolutely gorgeous feature of industrial decor style, and if you are lucky to have it, expose it as much as possible. If not, create some, and if you can’t think of having fake brickwork – there are such panels available now.
Another signature element of industrial interior design is the presence of features that people typically try and conceal, such as pipes and ducts. You can imagine what a liberating strategy this proved to be when the concept of warehouse apartments began gaining popularity! Exposed pipes can also be a fabulous choice for all-white spaces, as the brightness of the walls and ceiling are a sharp contrast to the metal of the piping, as shown below.
A plethora of wood and metal surfaces can be found in industrial-style interiors. It’s no wonder that earth tones and neutrals are popular color choices for these spaces. Industrial design enthusiasts often seek out a metallic feel through the use of colors such as gray.
Furniture And Accessories
We know that industrial design involves the use of metal and wood. It is precisely these materials that combine to create a large number of industrial-style furnishings. Many are truly vintage, while others are inspired by old factory and laboratory pieces. Note how the industrial bar stools in the kitchen below fit the space perfectly.