The industrial style – by design – is always heavy on the accessorizing. If it’s not the metal accents and signage style artwork, then it’s in the form of some creative material and furniture choices. As a result, this style can seem individually cluttered. If that turns you off from the aesthetic, then worry not. You can still capture the essence of the industrial look by imbuing a minimalistic edge to it. Here are 5 great ways you can emulate the concept of industrial minimalism in your homes.
1. Nothing but walls
The industrial minimalism aesthetic has been translated in this HDB interior design with the help of nothing but some great textures. There is minimal furniture – nothing but the essentials – with zero décor on the horizon to add a personal touch. Instead, only textures and materials have been used to add personality to the whole space. The cloudy grey accent wall, the lightly grey floor tiles and the brown leather couch all create a beautiful blend of industrial chic without any overdesigning at all.
2. Simplicity in the furnishings
The furnishings used in this industrial minimalist interior design are what centers the entire aesthetic. While the walls, floor and ceiling are done in plain materials, it’s the furniture that not only adds contrast to the whole setting but also makes the entire room look steady, earthy and grounded. The red chair is used to introduce color diversity while the smooth brown table becomes the focal point of this room.
3. Mirrors and glass
The industrial style is a combination of bright and dull color contrasts, but when you add minimalism in the mix, the whole color palate leans towards the more neutral spectrum. So the navy blue, brown and black colors in this bedroom design are an ode to industrialism while the simplicity of the neutral palate used in the backdrop is decidedly minimal.
4. Yes to wood
Both the industrial and minimal styles use wooden accents to emphasize their beauty, so a combination of both definitely has to feature some wood. The floor and wall clad wooden accents used in this interior design are the perfect way to emulate the wooden aesthetic while the white fixtures and grey walls provide a nice, stylish contrast to it.
5. With modernity
Do not forget to articulate this style in a ‘clean design’ format. Both the industrial as well as minimalist styles are off-shoots of pure modernism and have to be translated through clean lines, sleek materials and a straightforward design aesthetic.