How To Incorporate The Industrial Style In Your Home Decor

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Warm, masculine, and definitely sexy, is what I would describe the this industrial chic style decor. In the past it used to be reserved for converted lofts and factories, but this urban industrial chic decor style is now being seen in all kinds of buildings this days. 

What I love about this industrial revolution is how it mixes raw materials (galvanized metal, glass and reclaimed woods) while making use of vintage items, and is often favored by fans of “yellow” design. It has many things in common with modern farmhouse style, but is much more edgy.

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What constitutes an industrial décor?

The Ceiling

For this kind of décor, a high ceiling is a must. The roof can be designed using structural steel and mild steel sheets. You can also opt for skylights on the roof for extra light or you could use ventilation and construct the walls with exposed brick or concrete blocks to get the more chic look.

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The Walls

There are generally two types of stone walls that can be used in a home: natural stone (usually slate or quartzite) that provides a rustic air and are often more expensive, and reconstituted stone, which is usually somewhat cheaper, based on the mixture of cement that imitates natural stone. Brick walls however seem to be the most economical solution that fits well in any kitchen, bathroom or even living room

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The Floor

The flooring can be given a rustic look, by using a variety of materials such as suitable ceramic tiles, designer laminated or raw wooden flooring, or flamed or leather-finish granite. Decorative elements, such as metal lamps and shades, metal and wooden furniture and matching soft furnishing items, can accentuate the décor.

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Colour

This plays an important role in creating an industrial theme in any interior. Using bright and bold colours, to highlight certain architectural elements and features, can be an excellent idea.

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Dos and don’ts for industrial theme décor

  • Opt for the industrial look, only when the space has good ceiling height.
  • If the room is spacious and has ample height, you can opt for mezzanine floors, with stairs and handrails in structural mild steel.
  • Distressed and decadent looking furniture, adds to the décor.
  • Opt for matte finishes and non-glitzy fittings.
  • Since an industrial décor uses darker tones, pay extra attention to lighting. Proper task lighting along with service lights, are ideal for this theme.
  • Use rustic elements as accent pieces. For example, you can use artwork, such as posters of yesteryear movies, post-war movies and black and white printed photographs.

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