A Beginner’s Guide To The Industrial Style

The rusticated looks and edginess of the industrial style feature a timeless beauty that has managed to inspire many Singaporean homeowners. It’s a theme that works really well for the style and size of homes available in Singapore, so if you’re thinking of renovating your homes to translate this aesthetic, here’s a beginner’s guide for you to follow through!


1. No leaving out the exposed brick

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Exposed brick is a quintessential industrial style design element and there’s no avoiding in your home interiors when you pick this theme. But you can certainly tweak the way that you introduce it. Instead of going for a typical exposed brick wall, you can use the design featured in this image. Its unfinished look works really well with the overall ambiance of the space.


2. Furniture with metal accents and casters

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One thing to remember while emulating this theme in your homes is that the furniture is extremely unique and one of a kind. It usually features a combination of distressed wood with metal accents and the occasional casters to lend it that rugged machine-age aura that’s typically representative of this style. Other times, there are even actually bicycle wheels on it.


3. Unique light fixtures

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The light fixtures used in the industrial style are all about individuality, so even when they are used in clusters, they maintain a certain solitary appeal. Track lights are a very common incorporation, but if you love the artistic vibe, then you can go for a cluster of Edison bulbs hung over a feature furniture piece as shown in this image.


4. Chrome accents

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Most of the industrial style aesthetic is a mix and match of distressed wood and metal accents, but the metal is can be introduced in a modern format as well. Stainless steel accents are just as welcome as old-school mild steel ones. In fact, if you look at the chrome backsplash used in the kitchen featured in this image, you’ll understand exactly how you can carry this idea out.


5. Dark and edgy

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The industrial style has an extremely dark and edgy appeal that exudes raw, unadulterated charisma! From black accent pieces to dark wooden textures, there’re a lot of design elements you can use to articulate this look – at the end of the day, it all depends on your material choice.


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