Industrial fashion is popping up everywhere these days from the runway to home decor. Never before has the industrial look been so chic! And now that it is no longer reserved for brick New York City lofts one can incorporate the designs into their own living space easily and seamlessly.
All they need is a few simple shapes, simple lines, and raw re-imagined materials.
Industrial chic is all about iron and metal, accented by weathered woods and soft clean surfaces. With these materials you can transform any room, suburban or urban, into an industrial living space.
Steel and metal are must haves for an industrial chic space. It gives the impression that the furnishings are coming straight from an industrial workshop into your home. Steal beams for table legs or steal pipes for bed frames add a sleek, urban look to your space.
However, if you aren’t ready to commit to a large piece of furniture just yet, there is also the option of adding metal gears to smaller pieces such as bowls, coat racks, and lamps. Old gears add a whimsical vintage look while new gears fit better in a modern room. Things such as gears and chains can be acquired from old bike parts. It’s amazing how unused junk can become a clever creation when repurposed.
If you choose to paint your steel, opt for a sleek matte powder coat in gunmetal or blue to keep things bold and edgy.
Industrial chic is all about simple lines and shapes. But that doesn’t mean it has to be boring! Turn your blank wall into a work of art with 3D wall panels. Wall panels come in various designs and colors, and can be integrated into both modern and vintage décor. If you have more than one piece of art, get creative and rearrange them in different ways and patterns. Art is a sure way to bring warmth, texture, and character to any space.
The interesting thing about industrial chic is that it is a fairly contemporary design that is fundamentally nostalgic. The rustier and the crustier, the better.
Industrial chic blends urban edge with aged woods and worn textures. Reclaimed wood, wood that has been salvaged and reused for something else is a great way to achieve this look. Durable woods, such as walnut and oak, work best. Top those steel table legs with a slab of walnut wood and blend the edgy elements of an urban lifestyle with a more laid-back country lifestyle.
Remember less means more in industrial chic. Don’t go overboard with the wood for risk of looking too rustic.
The Softer Side of Industrial Chic
Add a softer look to your industrial décor by pairing the hard elements such as wood and steel with neutral toned seating and soft lighting. A vintage style rug could also add a soothing stroke of color. Finally, finish off your decor with artfully weathered burlap, metal finishes, or handcrafted décor with a story. In industrial chic, the pieces with the most history are the most interesting.
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