When you hear the words “industrial style”, it’s likely the first thought that comes to mind are factories. Nowadays, the factory aesthetic known as the Industrial style has managed to sneak its way into architectural designs, even for residential properties.
Some think that designing an Industrial style home is easy – not all the time, though. In this post, STL Design and Build, a leading provider of entry doors and replacement windows, discuss how you can design an industrial style home correctly.
While not necessarily required, a brick wall is one of the interior design features that basically scream Industrial. Keep in mind that this doesn’t mean your walls should be made of bricks entirely; bricking up a dedicated side of the wall will suffice to create an accent for your Industrial-style home.
When it comes to your furnishings, consider using a mix of metal and wood. For instance, have a countertop with wood accents installed while a stainless steel sink can be put on top of that. Another way you can achieve industrial furnishings is by having used items like old lockers and ladders converted for more function, such as for storage or shelving.
Whether it’s for your living room or a bath remodeling project, bare concrete finishes can bring your industrial-style home’s interior design plans together.
The Industrial style first came together in big buildings like abandoned warehouses and packing plants, making open floor plans a part of the package. The high ceilings that these homes come with allow a single room to serve multiple functions, such as a kitchen, a dining room and a living room all in one.
When people think of industrial architecture, the first color that likely comes to mind is gray or black and white. These days, industrial styles can now come in a suitable range of colors as long as you don’t overdo it. Consider starting with a neutral background and cool undertones before bringing in a dose of lighter or darker colors.
One of the go-to materials in Industrial designs is metal. Incorporating tin, steel, iron and other types of metal into your design creates a clean and functional sensibility and sleekness that evokes the utility of industrial factories.
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