Get the look: Industrial Style
The industrial style originally took its inspiration from the industrial revolution.
Traditionally styled with antique, vintage or reworked industrial equipment, however the look has evolved in the last few years.
We are now seeing a new interpretation of industrial style using a more modern aesthetic that plays to the conveniences of a contemporary home.
Our tips are designed to give you a guideline to the look so that you can add your own interpretation in your home:
1. PAIR IT BACK
Start by pairing back your home. This look is minimal and clutter just won’t do. Regardless of the interpretation, the industrial look requires a clutter-free, clean and clear space. If you are going to pull this look off, then start with culling unnecessary items. If you are going all out and making some cosmetic changes to your décor the same rule applies. Think exposed – exposed brick, exposed piping, exposed curtain rails, exposed wiring and light bulbs, painted or stripped back floorboards and concrete.
2. METAL IS THE HERO
Metal really is the hero in industrial design – the rustier the better. From a furniture perspective metal dining chairs, iron drums and cases as coffee and side tables work well. You can also source some great industrial furniture where the base or part of the piece is made from reclaimed industrial equipment and timber – dining tables, consoles, desks, TV units you can get them all. In terms of accessories vintage cogs, mechanical pieces and other items that came from factories and warehouses make great feature pieces.
Image: Reclaimed Elm Rustic Bar Stool, Zaffero Furniture
3. RAW MATERIALS
Did we mention metal? Whilst metal is the hero, you can also add other raw materials for texture such as concrete, stripped back timber or wire items. Leather and animal skins can be a nice way to add warmth to a somewhat cold style. Throw a sheepskin over a metal chair. Add a cowhide rug to a concrete floor or animal skin cushions to a sofa. A vintage leather occasional chair can make a great show piece in the living room. In the bedrooms stick to linen and organic fabrics for bed linen and curtains.
Image: Styled by Vault Interiors
4. KEEP IT NEUTRAL
The industrial look works best with a monochromatic palate. Keep your furniture and accessories neutral. White, grey, black and brown are your best bet. Remember that you are adding a lot of texture through this look, so you don’t necessarily need colour to add interest.
Now this is where you can add some colour. The industrial style plays well to pops of green. Indoor plants, such as small potted succulents or a fiddle leaf fig are right on trend with this look and will help to reduce the intensity of the space by adding colour and warmth.
6. ADD THE KEY ITEMS
Industrial lighting (especially crystal cut exposed light bulbs), concrete pot plants, a classic club chair in chocolate brown leather and metal tolix dining chairs.
Image: Matt Blatt Tolix Dining Chair in white
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