The Industrial style comes from the warehouse district. This rustic, beat-around-the-edges look was brought in with people renovating warehouse lofts in cities to make urban housing but keeping the warehouse charm. It has a modern-sleek & minimalist appearance in many aspects as the warehouse life isn’t full of decoration. But the finishes used give the decoration.
The modern addition to this style is the use of shiny copper.
This can also be described as the Urban Style especially when more refined with sleek lines.
To get this look –
- Have a beat around the edges look, the Industrial style is not polished
- Expose finishes, take ceiling out to expose beams, show plumbing pipes, strip paint back or have worn timbers
- Add metal, lighting, stools, coffee table
- Add concrete or exposed brick. This could be concrete tiles, a side table, lights, concrete benchtop. Exposed brick wallpaper.
- Rustic timbers. The more rustic it is the more industrial it looks. The sleeker the timber the more Urban Design it looks.
- Fabric is kept to a minimum, but if you are adding make them textured fabrics. These are to look heavy duty, like hessian sacks. Or rustic leather.
- Pops of block colour. Colour is mostly neutral, pops of colour were used in warehouses. Bright colours which are beat around the edges of more muted, dusky tints.
For more Interior Design ideas see these free blog posts –
Styling to Sell your home – http://www.interiordesigneralbury.com.au/styling-to-sell/
The Top Interior Design Elements – http://www.interiordesigneralbury.com.au/the-top-interior-design-elements/
Colour Proportions in your home – http://www.interiordesigneralbury.com.au/colour-proportions/