Industrial style is getting more and more fans. What is the secret of its popularity nowadays? It is undoubtedly warm and masculine, and tasteful. Before it was mostly used for converted loft spaces and factories, now it is being evidenced in urban and rural living spaces, in houses and apartments. Get inspired with industrial charm, selected by FurniturePick team today.
Back to notions, industrial chic decorating style, or simply ‘urban industrial’ makes use of utilitarian design by means of raw aged and reclaimed wood and worn textures, galvanized and dark metal hardware, warm-toned and dark leather, glass. Shapes and lines are usually simple in the style, though few intricate accent pieces are applicable. In decor, usually few vintage and salvaged pieces are used. No wonder, it is the style not rarely favored by the admirers of green lifestyle. Scratches, knots, and nicks add the authenticity of the look.
Plenty of metal is welcome – no matter whether in living room, dining room or bedroom. Mixed with leather furniture and warm-toned wood it also creates warmth in the man-cave apartment. Exposed beams, bricks and pipes not hidden into the walls are the brilliant decorative parts themselves.
This trend traces its roots back to the late 2000s and became really popular by 2010s. So, what are the main elements of the home designed in industrial style?
Raw and unfinished materials
Exposed brick walls or raw loft-styled walls, exposed beams/pipes and cement floors
Stainless steel details and accents, as well as sleek, metal and glass lighting and decorative elements