While some may argue that industrial designs are trendy, it does come with some history. Back when western European factories closed down at the end of the second industrial revolution, it left many large vacant buildings behind. Population increase caused people to start converting industrial areas into residential neighbourhoods. Often associated with lofts, apartments and city dwellings. You can take elements of this interior style and make it work in just about any type of home which is why in this blog, we will be giving you some tips to help get you started.
FEATURES OF INDUSTRIAL DESIGNS
While little is known about the origin of industrial style interiors, it’s widely assumed that the style was developed during the early 20th century. Often featuring frill and fuss-free concepts. Industrial designs refer to decor that take inspiration from the lofty aesthetics of warehouses, factories, and other industrial structures. Commonly comprising of stripped back architectural details such as the use of exposed bricks, metals, wood. Industrial designs often opt for salvaged and recycled materials offering for added texture to a space.
WHY YOU'LL LOVE IT!
- Industrial interiors are surprisingly flexible. Consisting mostly of neutral hues and materials that focus on unique textures, this design style is easy to pull off with lighting, decor, and furniture.
- Industrial interiors manage to create a bold statement. The juxtaposition of modern v.s timeworn makes for a great, layered look that is both unique and interesting.
- Being sustainable, industrial styles are an environmentally friendly approach to interior design as it encourages the use of recycled or salvaged materials.
1. CLEAR YOUR SPACE
When thinking of industrial styles, one of the main features one may immediately think about are open floor plans. Bringing in a host of benefits. Having an open floor plan offers versatility while allowing your space to feel more spacious and comfortable.
2. CHOOSE A NEUTRAL COLOUR PALETTE
One of the things that you’ll often notice about industrial spaces is that bold hues are saved for small details while the majority of the space radiates with neutral tones. These can include a variety of earth tones such as brown, beiges and neutral greens that help harmonize and tie the space together.
3. PLAY WITH TEXTURES
Besides the addition of colours, textures also play a crucial role in industrial styles as they offer much needed layering and contrast to a space. Materials such as exposed bricks, wood, leather and fabrics offer an easy way to add texture to your room while being subtle.
4. COMBINE NATURAL AND METAL ELEMENTS
A staple of industrial style spaces are the use of contrasting materials such as wood and metal together. Mixing in old and new materials, gives your space a unique look that pairs well with a variety of environments. Our D-Bodhi collection for example features recycled teak wood mixed harmoniously with a matte black steel frame.
5. CHOOSE THE RIGHT LIGHTING
Consisting of a variety of combination of metals, warm lighting is commonly used to light industrial spaces in such ways as multi directional floor lamps as well as low hanging pendants with wide shades.