Industrial living is all about displaying the raw building materials many try to conceal and embracing a raw, unfinished look. Pieces are often selected based on function as well as style. You'll want your living spaces to have a factory or warehouse appeal to them while still promoting comfort and creativity. Expose your home's basic framework, such as its ceiling beams, air ducts, cement floors, pipework, and brick walls.
This decor style often includes base colors of dark blacks, greys, browns, and whites, which are complemented by a variety of accent colors, such as dark blues, deep reds, soft oranges, and dull yellows. Don't be afraid to throw in splashes of gold, silver, brass, and copper elements. Unlike rustic designs, industrial colors are usually darker, richer, and harsher.
Furniture and Decor
When thinking about industrial decor, you're going to want to look for pieces that have that raw, factory style to them, such as hard-wood dining tables and steel chairs, metal lockers, stainless steel appliances, leather seats, pipework bookcases, open fireplaces, and more. Your furniture and decor should look imperfect, asymmetrical, and stripped down to their main components, such as with exposed screws, wiring, pipes, knotted wood, clunky wheels, etc. Get creative and take some sandpaper to some of your more traditional pieces or roughen up your metal surfaces. Use your space to its full potential by turning conventional places like staircases into exposed shelving units.
You'll want to light up your home with one-of-a-kind pendants, such as those made of brass, copper, or other raw metals, those hanging from pulley systems or chains, those with odd geometries and shapes, those with both metal and wood elements, those hanging from different heights and distances, and those with giant spotlight shades. Consider exposing the raw (but safe) wiring and experiment with various Edison bulbs. Accessorise your living space with metal clocks, industrial sized fans, wooden chests, cement or clay pots, steel knickknacks, tall mirrors, and more. Finally, thinksteampunkwhen looking for the right accent pieces.