Iwona Danika. Kitchen Organization. June 21st , 2017.
In recent years the ability to renovate and give life to old warehouses, barns, and industrial buildings has taken the design world by storm. From rustic exposed finishes and structural elements to industrial inspired lighting fixtures, there is no doubt that industrial details are here to stay. The appeal of bringing back a design age that focused on manufacturing, mechanical ingenuity and appreciating raw and unfinished interiors is a gorgeous way to bring industrial style to your home. If you’ve been admiring those urban lofts and barn conversions in your latest interiors magazine, take a look at these 10 ways to transform your home with these industrial style details.
1. Seek inspiration by looking to buildings with historic pasts
Before you can know what type of industrial details you like, look to buildings that share a historic past to reveal creative ideas you may not know about. Exposed brick walls, timber roof trusses and steel columns without drywall wraps are common in warehouse and manufacturing districts. Consider traveling to your local downtown city to see if there is a revitalization of older buildings. For many cities across the world the restoration of warehouses, barns, and manufacturing facilities into swanky condos and office buildings is on the rise.
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2. Get acquainted with your favorite rustic metals for your interiors
In the days of steel and iron manufacturing in the United States and other areas across the world the use of industrial products and metals were prominent in plumbing and lighting fixtures, cabinet and doorknob hardware and for structural members in roof and column members. Today the use of wrought iron as in ornamental and structural is an industrial element that looks wonderful in the contemporary home. Also look to brushed nickel, copper and cast iron metals to bring organic and industrial appeal to your home.
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3. Exposed mechanical details in your modern home
If you are a fan of the industrial rebirth in furniture, fixtures, and lighting you probably already have your eye on a few one-of-a-kind pieces that you must have in your interiors. From pulley inspired lighting, to scissor accordion lighting sconces, the mechanics behind these pieces are not left to the imagination. Instead, the mechanical workings of these pieces are left exposed and are the appeal of industrial details. This island in this kitchen was repurposed into a new use and is also multifunctional with its industrial inspired casters and legs.
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4. Mixing and matching modern details with industrial charm
The beauty of adding industrial elements into your home is the ability to mix and match your current contemporary styles with older inspired architectural details. The easiest room to do this is in the kitchen. Modern day appliances with sleek stainless steel or integrated cabinetry with matching panel on your appliance fronts can borrow cues from the industrial era with simple hardware to give a nod to industrial elements. Pendant lighting such as filament lighting that uses Edison-style bulbs creates the look of industrial and retro lighting along with choosing fixtures with rustic metals and details can transform your kitchen instantly.
5. Bring an artistic flair to your interiors with expressive artwork
Another way to bring industrial architectural details into your home is to use artwork to express your creative design style. Bold graphics, murals, and even painting bold symbols on an exposed brick wall to make an instant accent wall in your bedroom or living room. Create your own artwork using ideas found around your city such as symbols, literary numbers and letters, or even abstract painting can turn a bland and boring wall into a work of art.
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