Simplicity is key. It is said that the way in which we carry ourselves in our daily life begins with our surroundings. As interior trends may have featured concepts such as minimalism, Japandi and Scandinavian to create a balanced feel in our interior space, the Industrial trend has become a recent hit as its ‘raw’ simplicity adds a rustic charm to any contemporary setting.
The industrial style, inspired by New York City lofts with huge open spaces provides an ideal combination of vintage inspired aspects with a mix of contemporary features, making any space welcoming and dynamic. Industrial elements can have a strong presence, and so they should be carefully considered when including them in your design plans. This design concept requires little furniture, but more floor space to achieve the look.
In your kitchen, you can consider shiny metal cooker hoods instead of the brushed finish, to provide a contrast with other rustic metals that you may feature. In terms of accessories, elegant industrial lighting fixtures such as pendant lights with the filaments of an Edison style bulb showing, or perhaps brass knobs on your cabinets.
Consider brass coloured taps, add warmth to the space with oak surfaces and robust materials such as bar stools made of steel that beautifully create and complete the aesthetic.
The industrial look is for the humble interior designer within yourself. If you are happy to consider accessories from flea markets and thrift shops as opposed to commercial furniture shops then this will be a walk in the park for you! Stick to rougher materials, predominately matte finishes, and brushed nickle of copper as your metal accent features.
The range of colours for this trend is narrower, but that is not a bad thing! Sometimes too much choice makes it harder to bring your concept together. In terms of a preferred colour palette, ideal shades recall the appeal of old-fashioned factories. Darker hues, with a strong influence of black, usually balanced with a lot of natural light.
Enjoy the raw elements, and don’t be afraid to have unfinished elements to your look. This design concept is for you to enjoy the little things and live a simpler life.