Redesign your home with industrial-inspired interiors
Industrial-style interiors are an incredibly modern and on-trend way to turn your home from drab to chic. The look is effortlessly hip and highly simple to achieve, with an abundance of textures and colours from traditional to contemporary, so take a look at our go-to guide of mechanically-edgy tips and tricks to help you get started creating your perfectly crafted industrial-themed home.
1. It’s called industrial for a reason, this style is perfect for very large spaces, think high ceilings, brick walls, concrete floors, and windows that extend all the way up. We know it’s pretty unlikely that you live in a warehouse-sized space which is why this look can be scaled down and is perfect for smaller rooms and budgets. Exposed brickwork adds character and reinforces the factory feel so it’s important to leave them in their original condition and not paint them. Concrete floors can seem hard and cold especially if you are using the space as a lounge, so adding in some large textured Turkish rugs provides a great contrast to the walls and really draws in the eye and adds a feeling of comfort.
2. The industrial-theme is all about merging a combination of materials from wood and concrete to glass and steel, take care to preserve any exposed piping and make it a feature of the room. Piping can be contained in a glass case to ensure safety, or if it is purely decorative can be oxidised to create more rust further adding to the industrial charm. Window space should be maximised to let in lots of light and the interplay of natural light and dark interiors will further add to the mechanical appeal.
3. Get creative with the available space and include some savvy storage options. Full wall-length box shelves add the perception of intellectualism whilst being highly functional and low hanging ceiling lamps illuminate dark spaces well in the evening creating an impressive and eclectic ambiance. Exposed light bulbs add a touch of minimalism or if you prefer a show-stopping centrepiece why not opt for a fireplace in the middle of the room? Coordinate your furniture around this unusual focal point, perfect for the winter time and for when your friends are over. Adding a rustic flat iron dining table and contrast with a moveable metal chair is a great addition to the room, giving you somewhere to check your emails and have your coffee and start the day off right.
4. Wall-art can be a great way to add some of your own personality to the space you are decorating and provide a pop of colour that really lifts the room. Whatever your vibe, whether you want to add the New York Skyline or maybe some mountain scenery, Fine Art America has an amazing range of art and is the perfect place to start your search. From canvas prints to posters, throws and pillows this diverse site will definitely have something to suit your space and add the finishing touches to your industrial-chic pad.