When we thing of the industrial style, we automatically image large expanses of exposed brick walls, lots of distressed wood, rusted metal, and spare-parts furniture. But it doesn’t always have to be executed through such big ideas. Sometimes – especially when you’re on a budget – you can simply just use small details and interventions to get this look. Let’s see how:
1. Pendent lights
Pendent lights are a trendy alternative for chandeliers and are extremely attractive – specially when they’re used in large clusters. You can use this particular design element to introduce a casually industrial aura in your home interiors. You can find a lot of industrial themed light fixture in the market, so pick one that appeals to you the most and hang it up in a focal point within your home.
2. Carpentry boundaries
Black filigree is a whole ‘concept’ in industrial chic interior designs. So if you’ve got carpentry of any kind in your homes, you can just clad its sides in a black laminate to get a boldly industrial look. The main body can be typical wood, but as long as the sides are outlined in black, you’ll get the right look. You can compare it to lining your eyes with kohl to get an edgy effect!
3. Midcentury modern style furniture
Out of all the furniture that has been experimented with and issued in the market since the late ‘50s the midcentury pieces are best suited to complement the industrial look. We’ve got the Eames lounge chair, Eames Eiffel chair, etc. Many of these are mass produced and quite inexpensive these days. You can use them to emulate a casually industrial look in your interior designs.
4. Small hardware
The industrial style is issued on small details, which is why even the right hardware can contribute to the authenticity of this aesthetic. If you look at this image, you’ll see that hanging rod that acts as a display shelf of sorts for the utensils, and has a very casually industrial look. This is enhanced by the poster-pop art style frame that’s placed right next to it.
5. When all else fails: concrete
When you’re working on a room that cannot have any of the aforementioned design elements, you can simply go for concrete texture to get the right look. Wall tiles are a nice way to do so – you an even install them with metal studs for an edgier effect.