An industrial interior design look is inspired by old factories or warehouses. The industrial interior design may have been old buildings or lofts turned into living spaces.
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This interior design style is all about highlighting raw materials and rough surfaces. Exposing brick walls, pipes or ducts is a typical element of industrial interior design. Adding subtleties can add some industrial style to the home such as metal seating for dining areas or interesting finds such as the shelving ideas below:
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Industrial design showcases wood and metal surfaces. Weathered wood is a beautiful element to add to a industrial interior design. Their patina adds warmth to a hard looking style.
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The first image above has wood panelling on the ceiling to fill the room with neutral and earthy colour tones prominent in the industrial style.
There is a minimalism look to industrial interior design, whereby there is a sense of spaciousness from clutter free living areas. Strong, bold features create a hard-edged look as can be seen by the dark greys and heavy use of a statement object like the oversized clock in the image above.
Lighting plays an important part for industrial interior designs. Look for antique lights, whether free standing floor lamps or hanging fixtures. Search for quality vintage lights that look robust and have a heavy industrial feel from having caged metal frames, steel or ribbed glass shades.