Industrial design is all about displaying building materials that are traditionally concealed. It’s all about raw, unfinished look, exposed pipes and ducts, exposed brick walls, timber roof trusses and steel columns… Selecting pieces that are as much about function as style. Industrial showcases neutral tones, utilitarian and functional objects, wood and metal surfaces.
“Warehouse look” recently has taken the design world by storm. And the inspiration for this look comes from buildings with historic pasts, barns, warehouses and manufacturing facilities. The practice of restoring these kinds of buildings into swanky condos and chic office spaces is on the rise.
Now you are probably wondering how you can incorporate industrial style into your traditional home. Well, like always, the catch is in details. For example, industrial element that looks wonderful in the contemporary house is use of wrought iron, brushed nickel, copper or cast iron metals. You can add these materials in the form of small details like lighting fixtures, cabinet and doorknob hardware or small pieces of furniture like metal coffee table.
Adding industrial elements is easiest to do in the kitchen – sleek stainless steel appliances with a simple hardware to give a nod to industrial look. Pendant lighting with old style bulbs along with rustic metal fixtures can transform your kitchen instantly. Bold graphics, murals or painting symbols, literary numbers and letters on exposed brick wall or hanging dominating abstract painting can turn your bedroom or living room into striking industrial style statement.
There is an increase of furniture manufacturers embracing this wonderful industrial style and they are creating furniture pieces with minimal detailing and simple materials. So it is not so hard to find pieces for constructing your industrial oasis. Also, there is a lot of DIY techniques like faux finish technique and DIY tutorials that can help you, for example, make your own lighting fixtures.
If you are in love with this stylish design as much as we are, scroll down to be inspired by gorgeous industrial rooms.
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