The industrial style has for long been associated with factories and warehouses. The style is now finding its place in the interior decors of sleek and modern homes. Here are three basic rules that will allow you to integrate the industrial trend into your own home.
The secret to achieving an industrial decor is to harmonize the various robust materals such as concrete and steel. Floors and furnishings that are molded into concrete are becoming more and more popular in new residential constructions. Concrete is durable and can give a look that is elegant and sought-after. The material is offered in a variety of colours and designs that can even mimic the look of natural stone. For a less expensive but equally industrial look, opt for vinyl flooring, which will recreate the look of concrete.
Steel is also a material that can be easily integrated into your decor, whether as a countertop material, with stainless steel appliances, or even with hanging light fixtures that will add style and warmth to your modern decor.
Finally, think of emphasizing the existing architectural structures, for example by leaving the ceiling beams or air ducts bare and untouched.
An industrial decor is not necessarily dull. Add a splash of warmth by painting a few walls greige or even a deep blue. These colours will emphasize the various materials of the room as well as the metal or wood accesories.
For a bolder style, add metallic paint accents. Not only will you achieve an original industrial decor, but you will also be adding a touch of vibrancy to your space.
An industrial style decor is not complete without the addition of imposing accessories. Opt for an oversized clock, or even a few pieces of contemporary art. You can even complete the look by adding vibrantly coloured cushions and rugs. It is a good and efficient way of integrating colours into the decor while respecting the modern look you are striving for.
Finally, arrange the room with clean and simple furnishings. It is important to choose designs with linear features, without too many embellishments. For example, choose leather chairs or a solid wood table, which will in turn showcase the other raw materials in the room.