Industrial style or industrial chic refers to an aesthetic trend in interior design that takes clues from old factories and industrial spaces that in recent years have been converted to lofts and other living spaces. Components of industrial style include weathered wood, building systems, exposed brick, industrial lighting fixtures, and concrete. So how can we have this style in our home? Let’s see 7 tips on how to use it in your home.
1. Weathered wood.
The wood on old factory floors and furnishings suffered some serious wear and tear from its rough surroundings. Many factories-turned-industrial-lofts are prized for the rich patina that’s developed on the wood, adding warmth and nostalgia to space.
2. Building systems.
Electrical and plumbing systems were often left exposed in these old industrial factories. Since the spaces were purely functional, there was little need to hide the building’s structural elements.
3. Exposed brick.
Fired clay brick has been used as a building material for hundreds of years in the United States. This carefully crafted structural element is known for its durability and longevity, so it adorned many of the country’s first factories.
Industrial pendant fixtures with porcelain enameled shades, cast aluminum bulb cages, and steel or ribbed glass shades were just one of the popular lighting types that illuminated the old factories.
Concrete was widely utilized in old factories, mills, and workshops for both flooring and structural work. Because of its strength, low cost, and durability, this material worked well in 19th-century industrial factories.
Industrial factories and mills had steel columns, beams, and trusses. As with the exposed building systems, there was little reason to cover up these structural necessities.
7. Repurposed furnishings
Gears, mechanical devices, workpieces, valves, gears, tile, and hardware are just a few of the nonstructural elements salvaged from old factories. Their robust construction makes for incredible, creative furnishing opportunities.
In nowadays industrial style stems from those creative living spaces has caught on with more people than just loft dweller. Whether you have a more modern or vintage approach, industrial elements can add an edge your home. Now that you know what do you need you can incorporate them into your home.