In the recent years many people have begun choosing different styles, such as the rustic or the industrial style, for redecorating their homes. Their ideas are absolutely fantastic and original. What was once used once in businesses, mechanics shops and warehouses, has found its way, nowadays into our homes. This is the industrial style. It is no doubt that the industrial style is here to stay. Let’s find out how to decorate in an industrial style.
Look at the buildings with historic pasts in order to get some inspiration. Look carefully at their design and at what are they made out of. Timber roof trusses, steel columns and exposed brick walls are common in manufacturing districts and warehouses.
A signature element of the industrial style is the presence of features that people usually try to hide , such as ducts and pipes. An exposed ceiling and the presence of metal on walls and doors can also be part of this style. Exposed pipes is a fabulous choice for all white spaces,as the brightness of the walls contrasts the silver metal of the piping. Some people who are in love with this style have even incorporated the concept of exposed pipes through furniture finds. An ingenious idea, indeed! Many interior designers recommend to use features such as metal light fixtures, stainless steel surfaces and vintage surfaces in order to be much closer to this style.
Choosing the right furniture
Now that you have a clear idea about what industrial style means you can choose what furniture you want to have. When creating this type of style you should use furniture with minimal detailing. It is not necessary for you to spend a fortune to get the look. Choose metal or wood furniture combined with metal chairs , shelves and coffee tables. This will bring an industrial vibe to any room. The bed has to be made out of iron to complete the décor. Choosing monochromatic colors will bring the look of industrial chic into your house.
Go and have a look at some vintage shops. You never know what treasure you can find there. Look for blankets to cover your bed or sofa with a vintage pattern, vases, paintings or metallic light fixtures and other decorations. Always look for things that come in neutral colors such as gray, black or white. They must look vintage and fit beautifully in your home décor. Remember to always choose something that you like as well, not only something that goes with the rest of the things you have at home.