Many people have described industrial-style interior design as a perfect blend between classic charm and modern style and it’s easy to see why this style is becoming more and more popular every day.
It isn’t totally clear whether this design style came about as a result of necessity (reusing old warehouse and factory spaces) or pure aesthetic preference but one thing is for sure, it’s definitely here to stay. Typical features like exposed brickwork and pipes, large metal ducts and accessories that remind you of mass-production factory lines are all commonplace here.
Creating an industrial style look that’s authentic isn’t always easy but let’s take a look at some of the elements that have stood the test of time that you can incorporate to your home:
Initially gaining popularity in the 70s and 80s, exposed walls are one of the most sought after interior design aspects today. Showing off lovely natural walls can help to create a welcoming rustic charm and with a bit of clever decoration, the exposed stone wall can become a real feature of an interior. Stone walls can work with almost any interior style but when combined with other elements of industrial design they will really work their magic.While patterns or wallpaper may fall out of favour over time, stone walls will stand the test of time.
As you can see above, the cool neutral grey of the walls is offset by bright colourful furniture to bring a little balance to the room while the rough texture adds the industrial feel to make things a little more interesting than your average living room decor.
The combination of smooth and rough is one of those partnerships that completely makes industrial style interior design work. Industrial spaces are excellent at mixing the old with the new and this ying and yang achieved by uniting these two makes for great chemistry.
The tables and chairs in this industrial study execute this perfectly with coarse metal piping being reused to create table and chair legs as well as support for the shelving.
Metals like copper brass and steel have for a long time been appreciated for the durability and functional uses and you can find them in a large number of UK buildings but with the growth of industrial design, this style of piping is now en vogue and appreciated for their aesthetic properties as well.
Where before piping would have been considered unpleasant and boxed in with plaster covering, showing it off can actually elevate interior decor rather than take away from it.
One of the easiest ways to nail down that industrial feel is to find ways to add vintage accessories to an interior. Furnishings and fitting can bring a weathered feel and a rougher texture to an otherwise modern interior. Edison-style lamps invoke ideas of that rustic-warehouse look and are great at adding an extra touch to a simple layout and interior.
It’s definitely harder than it looks to pull off a well-executed industrial interior design. Aorta heart of the art however, have mastered the art of bringing industrial elements and touches to their designs to create a look and feel that would fit right into any home. Working with clients worldwide, Aorta have delivered beautiful residential and commercial projects with each design tailor-made to specific needs.
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