6 Guides for Achieving that Industrial Style for Your Home
When you talk about industrial style or design, the first things that would come to mind are those interior aesthetic trends with metallic lighting fixtures, concrete, bricks, and weathered wood. All of these are key elements and the ones that are very much evident in this style. Its inspiration comes from factories, farmhouses, and warehouses. Industrial styles usually coordinate with modernizing a home, especially for urban areas.
There are a lot of ways to style your home into an industrial one just by using decorations and incorporating colors that will bring out the “industrial vibe.” In this article, we will guide you with the things you need for this particular style, and we will also include some tips.
With that being said, here are some guidelines to help you achieve the industrial style you want for your home:
1. Take Note of the Main Pieces
If you are a first-timer, then this list of industrial materials will surely help you know what you’ll need for your decorations and furniture items:
As we mentioned earlier, bricks are one of the key elements of an industrial style. It gives you a classical and timeless kind of vibe for your home, plus it resembles that of a warehouse or a farmhouse which would help pull-off the industrial style you have been wanting to achieve.
Materials such as wires and rivets will make your industrial home complete. Wire baskets are perfect decorations for your cabinets. Another industrial accent to take note of are chicken wires because they can be used to hang your favorite photos. Aside from those wires, you can also use rivets for decorative finishings for your furniture, photo frames, sturdy woodcrafts, etc.
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Metals are good addition to any industrial design because it brings out the classy vibe of the place. They are very functional pieces for your home and it has a wide variety of styles. Copper, gold, silver, and platinum are the common metal materials you will see in an industrial home, whether it’s a decoration or a furniture piece.
If you’re into a neutral vibe for your house, invest more on wood materials. Usually in industrial homes, polished-wood pieces are used as floorings and ceilings, but it can also be a good furniture piece.
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Some think that adding plants is not suited for industrial style, but they’re wrong. Plants add coziness in every home, including the industrial ones. Just put them in mechanical/industrial styled pots to blend-in perfectly. It will also help brighten your place by adding at least 3 to 5 plants, then place them in an area that’s a little bit darker. We also suggest you get house plants and succulents because they are initially good for indoor accents, as they don’t need too much sunlight and they just need enough water daily.
2. Add a Vintage Touch
Furniture pieces with vintage touch always come with antique figurines and distress wood furniture. The aura for vintage should be soft without removing the classic and luxurious vibe. Don’t worry, you can still achieve this look without spending too much money. For example, painting your wooden furniture with ecru (greyish-yellowish brown), white, or any pastel colors. You can use wallpaper stickers as an alternative if you don’t have wooden furniture. You can also add vintage light fixtures to complete the look.
3. Go for the Correct Colors for Industrial Designs
There are certain colors that really work with an industrial home. The walls, accents, furniture items, you name it, all of their colors need to blend well together in order to preserve that industrial look.
Rustic colors are the ones suited for this kind of style. For your furniture items, the colors that will mostly fit are shades of brown and ambers. For your walls, it will mostly be whites, beige, grays, or teal haze. But you can always experiment with different colors as long it is not too much.
4. Add Mirrors
To create softness and light to your room, adding mirrors will help give the illusion that the room is larger. Choose a metallic and wooden style of a mirror to continue the feel of an industrial home. If you live in a small apartment, make sure your mirror frame is in color white or has anything with white touch on it. Having white frame mirrors will help your small apartment look large.
5. Add Art on Your Wall
Placing big picture frames, wall arts, and a wall clock will complete the whole decoration for your home. For a wall clock to stay true to your theme, use a geared clock, or if you’re not into walled clocks, you can always invest on a grandfather clock. For pictures and art, mix them when placing it on the wall; frames should be in a rustic or metallic color to maintain your industrial theme. You can also use different sizes of frames for aesthetic purposes, but don’t add too many frames on the wall, so the place would still look spacious and cozy.
6. Look for the Right Lights
When it comes to lightings for industrial homes, always go for vintage or modern. Typically, pendant lights and ceiling lights are used as lighting for every industrial home because of its base, may it be geometrical form or just an exposed pendant lamp. Usually, they come in rustic colors, most specifically dark gray and brown tones. It also gives a steam-punk vibe because of its mechanical components.
The following that were listed above are just tools that can guide you as you start your industrial design journey for your home, but you are still free to choose what you think would best fit with what you have in mind. We hope that this article has helped you in some ways on your road to achieving your industrial themed home. Have fun decorating your dream house with your family!
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