Decorating in an industrial style
OPENNESS TOWARDS THE OLD AND NEW AT THE SAME TIME
The unique characteristic of the industrial style is openness towards the old and new at the same time. It can be grey, cold and transparent, it can be warm with a touch of craftsmen shop; it can be futurist and bold or it can take you with the thought to the proletarians of the past century. We, at Zone Deco, feel it through the warmth of the fireplace and the apparent brick, with warm metallic glow of the reinterpretation of a cork flooring, with the intimacy of a dinning place that graciously contradicts the deserted contained in which it is organized. We like to “live newly” in an old space, because with us, the options only have limits so that we can take them further.
Industrial style designs, already famous for their look easily unfinished, became a popular option among architects, interior designers and home owners. It is easy to understand why it has become such a popular style, given the fact that the industrial style offers a modern and bold look to any home.
The characteristics of the Industrial Style in interior design
In order to get that raw look, the industrial style is based on non-pretentious elements, reminding us of factory halls. The pieces of furniture are minimalist, with no excess of details, with clear and well defined lines. Given the inspiration from the factory halls, an important characteristic is represented by high ceilings and huge, unobstructed rooms. Also, the industrial style highlights the things that others try to hide: the pipes are exposed, and white or brick wall are being appreciated. Specific materials for this style are metals such as tin, stainless steel, iron or aluminum, but also wood.
Probably it was because of this style that the cement floorings got into the houses where the owners wanted an industrial look. Using the rugs diminishes the industrial look, which is why they are rarely used. From the architectural point of view, an industrial room doesn’t leave anything to the imagination, all the elements being already exposed.
Here’s an industrial living room, as we imagine it! These images are an inspirational source, but we can adapt all the components of the industrial style, on demand, depending on each space.
Furniture in interiors decorated in an industrial style
The furniture stands out due to the old look, touched by the passing of time. In this style, reusing old pieces of furniture for new purposes, is a standard. Thus, an old crate becomes a coffee table or used ladders become shelves. The industrial style deletes the barrier between treasures and garbage goods, finding usage for anything.
What colors do we use?
When we think about an industrial style, we think, without doubt, at shades of grey, white or black, but one can always add color accents, being careful not to overdo it. On a neuter background, you can use accents with powerful colors such as fuchsia, orange, indigo or mauve.
What should we remember?
The industrial style is a style celebrating the unfinished, raw look of the rooms. Elements such as pipes and tubes are left in plain sight, and the furniture is old and most of the times reused. The rooms are tall and spacious, in cold, metallic colors.
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