Today we present you our new signature “Industrial Talks”. This signature has the purpose of giving you some pieces of advice and tips on how to achieve the perfect industrial style home! So, today we’re showing you some important ways you have to adopt if you want to transform your interior design. Curious? It’s quite simple. Keep scrolling and don’t forget to take notes…
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FURNITURE WITH FEELING
The main key to furniture for the industrial-style is ensuring that you stay true to using or the industrial-style is ensuring that you stay true to using neutral shades and rougher textures. Remembering the “less is more” mantra, select fewer pieces to ensure a spacious and intentionally unfinished look. A lengthy couch with a couple of small tables will be enough for most living spaces.
There are no strict guidelines to the location of your light, whether it be a wall, floor or ceiling light. For a genuine industrial feel, try using lights in conjunction with natural light for a bright and spacious atmosphere. Free-standing feature lighting works well in industrial spaces for both practicality and design interest. For an ultimately industrial feel, metal lighting is a must, and using a warm-toned bulb is ideal to compliment other warm tones in your interior.
EXPOSED MECHANICAL DETAILS
If you are a fan of the industrial rebirth in furniture, fixtures, and lighting you probably already have your eye on a few one-of-a-kind pieces that you must have in your interiors. From pulley inspired lighting, to scissor accordion lighting sconces, the mechanics behind these pieces are not left to the imagination. Instead, the mechanical workings of these pieces are left exposed and are the appeal of industrial details.
DON’T FORGET YOUR OUTDOOR HOME
While you may only think the industrial design style is for your interiors, why not borrow some of the architectural details to your outdoor entertaining areas? Industrial style exterior lighting along with larger bulb string lights look great together and will bring a magical glow to your outdoor entertaining areas. Your favorite lighting store will have a line of outdoor fixtures that are inspired by industrial details that is perfect for your application.
RAW VS SOFT
While having a raw, spacious and unfinished industrial look will have your guests in awe, all positive feelings will be lost if your home is nothing more than a “nice idea”. Remember that your home is actually a home, and you, therefore, need to balance what the interior style needs, with the comfort and love of a home. Bring softness into your space using comfortable couches, woollen throw rugs and cushions to provide warmth alongside the industrial touches.
TACKLE YOUR TEXTURE
The industrial style is one where the texture of flaking-paint is accepted, and even encouraged! This goes for walls and furnishings.Texture-wise, we want a rough and worn-down feel. Aged pieces of furniture, with some wear and tear, will add character and interest. Unfinished paint jobs on furniture, as well as metal-standing tables or stools would be perfect. It gives the feeling of an original warehouse or loft. Make use of materials such as clean glass and wood as well, to ensure a simplistic feel.
COLOR IS THE KEY
The industrial style is humble, in as much as it does not try to make a bold statement. This style effortlessly creates a new atmosphere without the need of drastic change. Using warm and neutral tones for all furniture, accessories, and decor will work best. Using white, for example, gives a crisp clean look, particularly when mixed with shades of grey. Even warmer tones, such as copper-like shades, are also ideal. Avoid bright, strong colors.
BRING AN ARTISTIC FLAIR
Another way to bring industrial architectural details into your home is to use artwork to express your creative design style. Bold graphics, murals, and even painting bold symbols on an exposed brick wall to make an instant accent wall in your bedroom or living room. Create your own artwork using ideas found around your city such as symbols, literary numbers and letters, or even abstract painting can turn a bland and boring wall into a work of art. Suggestion to buy: DelightFULL Graphic Collection.
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