The industrial look, once reserved for the super cool, New York loft and warehouse style conversions is now becoming increasingly popular in contemporary home design.
Whether this is because of a trend to incorporate rustic and recycled elements into the home or a design preference, the good news is the look is relatively easy to achieve and the benefits are lower maintenance costs, due to the raw elements of the home being left as features.
A combination of metal and wood, exposed brick and concrete are common elements of the industrial style interior, however if not complimented with the right décor the look can be cold and uninviting. To ensure that the industrial elements are balanced with warmer aspects that will make still make your home appealing, consider the following:
We all know lighting is the essential component in creating ambience – but juxtaposing the industrial elements with an ornate chandelier can totally transform the room into something else.
Given the rustic elements of the industrial look often mean untreated walls and timber or concrete floors, bright bold choice in colour can be used to break up the rustic tones of the room.
Industrial is usually large open spaces, and rugs can be used to not only add colour but define spaces within the room.
Art & Collector Items
Again the high ceilings and large rooms that are consistent with the industrial look provide excellent canvases for statement artworks.