The industrial style with its utilitarian and unpretentious style has widespread appeal. There are certain components that signify this style. If you’re planning on doing whole-home remodel to create this design in your home, take note of the following elements.
Metal is a staple in industrial homes. Among the commonly used metals are tin, steel, aluminum and iron. These materials can help create a clean and functional look for your home, which is central to the industrial style. Avoid shiny or sparkly metals as well as brass and gold. Instead, choose cold metals with a matte finish or a kiss of patina.
Furnishings for industrial homes are typically minimalist and no-nonsense. They also feature strong, clean lines, so cushy and frilly items usually look off when placed against an industrial backdrop.
Repurposing is a huge part of the industrial style, and it requires a certain level of inventiveness. You’ll enjoy decorating an industrial home if you have a knack for turning old furniture or worn-out pieces into functional items. There are no hard rules here so go with whatever object catches your attention. You might find some pieces that can be turned into industrial decor for other parts of your home.
One of the things that make industrial homes appealing is their emphasis on stripped-back architecture and open spaces. A high ceiling and an open floor plan make a lot of sense since industrial has its roots in large buildings, such as warehouses and garages. Another hallmark of the industrial style is its rawness, which is often apparent on exposed ductwork, unfinished walls and bare windows.
It’s true that the color scheme for industrial homes is usually limited to gray, black and white. But with all the built-in textures on concrete and metal, the entire look still wouldn’t look flat. If you still prefer to have some color, you can add some but make sure not to overdo it.
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