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5 Ways to Add Industrial Style to your Home

By Eilidh M 1 years ago 1335 Views No comments

Industrial style is extremely versatile and well suited to a variety of homes – from Victorian and Georgian terraces, to new builds – the industrial style is laid back, cool and understated. This style is far from fussy, which makes it easy to incorporate into your home. Read on to discover five ways to add industrial style…

1. Lighting

One of the easiest ways to update your interiors to add an industrial vibe is through lighting. Exposed Edison bulbs, stripped back metals and exposed cables are all part of creating an industrial look through lighting. Try updating your kitchen by installing metal pendants over your breakfast bar. Opt for an odd number and choose lighting with black cables and unpolished metal shades.

2. Seating

Updating your seating is an easy way to introduce an industrial edge. Try the Bistro Bar Stool at your breakfast bar – the simple metal frame and dark wood seat makes this stool easy to style with the rest of your interiors. Alternatively try the Pin Top Industrial Stool for a sophisticated industrial style.

In the dining room step outside of the box and try introducing chairs with a concrete finish. Concrete instantly adds an industrial vibe, but is typically seen in home accessories such as plant pots or on floors when left unfinished. Try the Lyon Beton Hauteville Chair, which is simple and sleek, yet unusual with its concrete chair and raw metal legs.

3. Storage

Replace basic and simple white or plain wood storage units with metal locker style designs. Storage is often something that is overlooked and considered to be more practical than stylish, but often presents the perfect opportunity to add unique style to your home. Try the Emboss Box Draw Unit in your hallway or living room. Perfect for keeping things tidy, this metal unit is made softer with the carved detail on each draw face. Finish the look by mounting an industrial style mirror above the unit.

4. Wall Finishes

When you think of industrial interior design exposed brick, concrete and steel joists spring to mind. If you’re not keen on making radical changes such as chipping off plaster to create an exposed brick wall, consider adding an industrial edge using wallpaper. Try the Locker Room White Wallpaper to create an industrial style feature wall. The muted tones are perfect for Scandi inspired homes, or try adding a pop of colour in front of the feature wall with a statement piece of furniture. This style is the perfect way to add an industrial edge without allowing the paper to take over the room.

5. Details

Finishing touches are key to creating an industrial style. Whether you’re going all out, or you simply want to give a nod to this trend, home accessories can complete the look. Try introducing concrete planters, raw metal candle sticks and picture frames. For more permanent fixtures, consider things like copper piping for curtain rails and shelving brackets, and opt for brass or copper bathroom and kitchen fittings rather than the standard chrome.

Just a few key updates can create an industrial vibe in any home. With continual development of old factories and industrial buildings into homes and office blocks, the industrial trend is set to stay.

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