Environmental awareness along with renovating and recycling trends have spread on interior design too, so we’re now blessed with era of industrial inspirations which allow turning old lofts, warehouses and buildings into genuine and modern living areas. So, if you ever despaired because your house exudes too much of old times and has unfinished, raw parts, say goodbye to worries, since manufacturing-like interior is back in fashion, and this is how you can simply convert your lofty space into high-style industrial nook:
Think about heavy-industry factories with all the roughly looking environments and try to translate a bit of that atmosphere into your home. Apart from letting some metal constructions to be visible in some parts of the house, you can also opt for metal door and window frames, wrought iron decor or cast iron seating furniture. Cooper and brushed nickel elements are more than desirable, but if you have storey house, it would be perfect to install truly industrial metal staircase.
Don’t get rid of rustic wood
You want your home to reflect impressive industrial past, so if it already hosts rustic woodworks, there’s no need to repair anything. In fact, scratches, peeled off parts and rusty areas are welcome, regardless if it’s scenery on wooden furniture, floors or ceiling areas. In case you don’t have rusty wooden elements, you can buy reclaimed wood and make whatever you want from it, while there’re also pretty great DIY techniques for making nice oldish appearance.
Stone and wood cladding
Industrial style is not only for interiors, in fact, if you want your home to look truly authentic, it’s recommendable that exterior features industrial elements too. You can start with exterior wall cladding, where combination of stone and wood is excellent for achieving modern but roughly-inspired facade. Both wood and stone exude raw energy, and that’s exactly what industrial design strives to.
Add mechanical touch
Even the word “industrial” associates on heavy machinery, mechanical equipment and old-fangled manufacturing gear. Anything from exposed clock mechanisms, pristine metal sewing machines, rusty metal containers, bare bulbs to metal pipes can bring a piece of mechanic world into your living space.
Urban style elements
Brick walls and vintage wooden floors should be prevailing elements in the space, but you can also personalize it by adding few effective urban details. That can be bold mural placed over brick wall, billboard-like paintings, graffiti artwork or anything else what reflects recognizable urban atmosphere.
Refresh furniture in industrial way
Industrial design is pretty great if combined with highly contemporary furniture pieces, where you are free to enrich your existing modern furniture with simple industrial details. Add your king size bed a plain iron canopy, install metal shades over chandeliers or have your table enriched with wrought iron legs with functional wheels. Leather upholstery looks good on rusty wooden surfaces, but if you want the simplest way to in- breath your furniture industrial spirit, simply paint it into grey, dark brown and white hues.
As you can see, old things are not always for throwing away, especially because industrial trends will continue to glorify raw, rusty and rough details in future too.