Industrial chic is quite a refreshing style that has been going big in commercial interior design like hotel, restaurant and retail genres. But how about bringing it back in the residential spaces?
Basically, the industrial style has a very edgy and luxurious vibe that can seem very overwhelming in a small HDB interior design. Therefore, pure industrial style is a big no-no for residential interiors. However, if you merge it with a slightly minimalistic outlook then you can definitely set it for small interiors. Today, we’ll be sharing 5 ways you can work with a minimalist-industrial aesthetic for your HDB interior designs.
1. Exposed brick and wood
The exposed brick wall has become an icon of typical industrial style interiors, but you can incorporate a minimalist twist to its aesthetic by changing its form. This would definitely change the entire outlook of its aesthetic to suit smaller residential settings. If you pair it up with light oak-wood inspired wooden accents then that may look absolutely stunning.
2. Heavy-set vs. lighter
The industrial style consists of several heavy-set furniture and in-built shelving incorporations. This design intervention simply does not work for small-style HDB interior designs. However, if you mere it with lighter hues, low height minimalistic furniture and a spacious layout, then it can definitely work in your favor.
3. Peranakan vs. white
Peranakan tiles have become a symbol of industrial style in the context of Singapore interior design. But too much of it can also make your spaces seem retro or rustic. So it is best if you balance out a Peranakan tile feature wall with simple while walls to imbue a minimalistic aspect to the design.
4. Sleek and modern
Both the industrial style as well as the minimalistic style are off-shoots of the modernism style that took off at the start of the twentieth century. Therefore, they’re both very sleek and sophisticated in aesthetic. You should always find some defining characteristics of both and merge them in a holistic way to get the best minimalist-industrial aesthetic.
5. Black and white
Black trimming has become a widely recognized characteristic of the industrial style aesthetic. In contrast, all-white has become a recognized characteristic of the minimalistic style. When you use both of these in tandem within the same space, you’ll definitely get a nice blend of minimalist-industrial style.