In my opinion, it’s a wise and very popular choice. An industrial style apartment will bring old-world appeal and incorporate the sleekness of modern design. Some of the old and some of the new.
Using neutral color palettes, open room layout designs, mixing wood and metal, and use of old factory accessories is a great start for building this style .
It is a general misconception, that industrial style decor is restricted to urban lofts or smaller-city dwellings. Actually, with a little creativity, you could disperse industrial design thru your interior and rooms of a larger home. Bring a little of this aesthetic into your country home for more open, uncluttered and modern feel.
This Industrial look is contemporary, yet may have an old factory vibe. More ideas and materials on your shopping list may include: Hard wood floors or concrete, metal elements accessories and furniture, salvaged or vintage pieces, antiques, etc.. Leave raw elements like exposed pipes, brick walls, large windows bare with no ornamentation. Your industrial style apartment should have a colder and utilitarian appearance, which is the look you’re going for.
Creating Your Industrial Style
Urban architecture with a warehouse “feel”usually is a great start to build this type of interior design. Exposed bricks, wide open spaces & windows , hard wood or concrete floors and uncovered pipes only enhance industrial style.
In other words, raw materials in the architecture itself give way to a desired unfinished appearance. Aged concrete or brick walls, ceiling beams, pipes and wires should purposely be left uncovered.
When painting is needed, simple colors of grey, rustic and neutral shades are suggested to give it a clean impression. Let your furnishings like, INDUSTRIAL FLOOR LAMPS, be the star of the room and the paint colors will be a nice complimentary background. Textures and materials are more dominant for an industrial style apartment than wall color.
Wood – Metal – Accessories
Industrial design style screams for bold (sometimes large) prominent objects. They may need some open space to stand out. Open space is a very important factor in this style. The space you use and the space you don’t use is critical and could cause overcrowding in your room, if not careful.
Mixing wood and metal pieces throughout your place, will enhance this design plan quickly. Weathered wood / timber pieces and brush finished metal or chrome could be smart choices. Finish off with Edison Bulb Lamps and your starting to have a pretty good layout at hand.
Industrial décor, furnishings and style are unique. Many elements have burnished, darker characteristics (as opposed to) the color pop of Mid Century Modern. Peeling off paint, exposed brick and concrete block give a vintage & rustic look. Some might conclude that Industrial would hold up longer than other contemporary styles. It’s obviously a great choice when your new place includes exposed beams, light fixtures and pipes. That gives you an immediate head start on this wonderful and versatile design style.