Why is it that industrial style continues to be such a hot interior trend year on year? Could it be its versatile aesthetic that works within a range of settings, celebrating the form and function of structural and architectural features? Or perhaps it’s the ease in which the look can be created on any budget, big or small, thanks to its preference for vintage and recycled finds, and raw or unfinished surfaces? Maybe industrial style is quite simply so cool and edgy that we never tire of its timeless style, which can be added to and adapted so quickly and easily? Well, we think it’s all these aspects combined that make this interior trend a choice for life, so here are 5 ways to create the industrial style in your home.
1. Include Plenty Of Exposed Brick
For a room scheme that shouts ‘cool industrial chic’ the moment you step through the door, you can’t go wrong with exposed brickwork. Its raw texture instantly adds edginess to any space, yet it retains a warm and cosy feel thanks to its honey tones. Worried an entire wall of exposed brick could feel too hard or cold? Then use it in small areas, such as a pillar or a low wall, and balance the raw textures with painted or glossy surfaces for a change of visual temperature. You can also opt for reclaimed bricks with weathered surfaces for added charm and interest.
2. Stick To Dark, Earthy Tones
Industrial style is all about confident tones and stand-out textures that create drama and grab attention. So, to heighten the bold impact of this look, opt for rich, dark tones that will show off your brave side. Choose cabinetry in dark colours that have an earthy undertone, such as charcoal blacks and gunmetal greys, and you’ll find they instantly capture a cool, industrial vibe. Metal touches, such as steel staircases, will evoke an edgy factory-style which is ideal for this trend.
3. Create A Cool, Calming Sleep Space
Industrial style doesn’t have to equal rough, cold spaces. On the contrary, the coolness of sleek grey brick is ideal for creating a tranquil and luxurious adult space to retreat to. Team the smooth bricks with crisp bed linen in bright white to continue the freshness, and soften with a tactile bedspread, a sumptuous rug and fresh blooms on your bedside tables for a feminine touch.
4. Welcome The Warehouse Look With Exposed Concrete
As well as exposed or blackened bricks, raw concrete should definitely feature in your industrial scheme. But it doesn’t have to feel clinical and cold – simply add pops of warming colours throughout the space with furniture and accessories, and you can ensure it stays inviting. Add softness with upholstery, rugs and cushions in huggable textures, such as plush velvet, and create added warmth with natural textures dotted around, such as rattan chairs and cork stools.
5. Mix In Luxe Contrasts
Concerned that an abundance of grey might feel too austere? Then mix in luxe surfaces that will create a bold and interesting contrast, such as richly patterned woods and lush, verdant greenery. If you’re lucky enough to have a pretty outlook, or even a trendy internal courtyard, encourage the natural light and exterior views in with sheer curtains that don’t block the scenery, and your contemporary space will continue to feel homely and welcoming.
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