With the influence of factories and old warehouses, Industrial style design is undeniably edgy, trendy, and cool. The use of metal, from unrefined to welded metal is a common element both structurally and decoratively with this design style. You'll also find a modern approach with streamlined aesthetic and cool tones in Industrial style design. Like most design styles, Industrial style interior design isn't made up of one pure aesthetic. The industrial style combines the best of a few worlds; modern sleekness and the old-world charm of the early 1900s. One of the biggest hindrances of this design style is believing that you can’t pull this off in your home if it’s anything less than an urban oasis of high ceilings, exposed brick, and beautiful piping. This simply isn’t true, Industrial design can be folded into any space if you just incorporate the core elements of this style. Though Industrial style design isn’t traditionally made up of warm and fuzzy materials, it doesn’t boast a starkness that modern spaces can evoke either. With a color palette of warm neutrals and less contrast than its sister style, modern, Industrial style interiors are typically inviting and cozy spaces to be in. The neutral color palette comes into play with more than just the addition of decor or paint, but more so with the materials used in the space. If you’re lucky enough to have old wood floors or brick walls, then these will greatly influence the color palette or your space, but the palette is really derived from the wood tones, stone and other natural materials used in the design. Pops of bold color is not common, though this doesn’t mean you can’t incorporate a color here in there to add your own personal touches. When one thinks of Industrial style, images of open lofts or warehouses pop into mind. These spaces have the luxury of wide-open layouts, high ceilings, and flooding of natural light, but if your home doesn’t necessarily cater to that, you can follow one guide to achieve a similar feel; create an open layout. Keep the focus of your design on the function and not the small decorative items that can clutter up a design quite quickly. The negative space in an Industrial style interior is just as important aas the space that is taken up, so keep pathways flowing around furniture, and try to use as many pieces with function or double duty as possible as opposed to purely ornamental elements. Of course, no design is complete with finishing touches. Be sure to add the little details that speak to the turn of the century details like Edison bulb light fixtures, distressed wood or leather items, and even some vintage items you collect along the way. These will all add an authentic touch that drives your Industrial style space home!
Comfort and style come together in this black and white space to create a room desirable to be in. The white color seen in the bedding is accentuated with black accessories like the throw, rug, and artwork. There is a light grey wall color that helps to contrast the black and white color palette presented throughout the rest of the space.
Liven up a modern living room with sparks of color! A sectional in a bold blue upholstery fabric brings a wow factor to this industrial space. Anchor the room with a geometric rug and a large abstract piece of art for an industrial edge.
An Industrial Master Suite full of softness and comfort. The harden textures from the accent wall combined with the calming tones of blues and grays help bring the idea of “industrial” to another level. Whether it’s breakfast in bed or just sleeping in, this master bedroom is the perfect serene space to start your day.
One challenge for a mixed-use space is zoning it in a way that allows for separate functions to not interfere with one another. For example, in this room, we needed to have both an office and a living space, but we didn't want to worry about work when watching a movie, or dream of the couch when we were hard at work. To solve this dilemma, we simply placed a shelf, slightly taller than the desk, between the two spaces and Voilà, out of sight out of mind.
When most people think about rustic and industrial design, they imagine rugged spaces with all hard edges and rough wood, but this room proves that the styles can be soft and inviting while still maintaining their unique charms. The industrial materials like glass, leather, and metal add color and contrast complement the rustic cowhide rug and natural wood finish making the space feel welcoming.
Many folks rely on their attics as a space for a home office. The challenge is that most attics have a low slanted ceiling, which can make the space feel cramped. We suggest trying to paint the lower have of the wall a slightly darker color than the slanted ceiling. This will help divide the vertical wall surface from the low ceiling, making the room seem taller.
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