Raw, straightforward with a cool modern edge; if you’re all about trendy minimalist designs, then chic industrial style will be right up your alley. If you love those clean lines and unique finishes, it’s definitely a style to consider. Here’s how you can go about achieving a chic industrial style at home.
If you’re looking to bring a chic industrial style to your home, now is the time to get rid of that floral, patterned or colorful wallpaper! Exposed brickwork, like these brick tiles works well, but if you’re not lucky enough to have these in your home there are ways around it. You can get reclaimed or brick effect tiles that you’d grout with cement rather than white grout, even some brick effect wallpapers can look good. Rustic wooden paneling can also look good. To keep it simple you could just go with smooth white walls to create a blank canvas and focus the industrial part on the other features.
Again carpet isn’t going to give you a very industrial vibe! Wooden floors work well, they’re long lasting and work with just about any decor, so if you change your theme in a few years, you won’t need to replace the flooring. You could also go with some vinyl if you can find a suitable ‘industrial’ kind of design such as cement, this is cheaper than wood but still hard wearing and easy to clean.
Your lighting fixtures will really set off your industrial look. Choose pieces with lots of metal, angular designs or with vintage Edison bulbs- you can find these from sites like iLighting. Make your lighting a feature, as well as your overhead fitting you will need a few lamps around the room too. A bold floor lamp and a couple of cool modern table lamps will help bring your theme to life.
Any relatively plain furniture will work here meaning you can probably incorporate what you already own into the design. If you’re buying new pieces go for exposed metal, rustic wood: antique-y pieces work well. A dark leather Chesterfield sofa, metal leg stools, and coffee tables, for example, would all work well. All About Interiors has many resources for various styles of furnishings. Contact us for more details.
Finally, you need to add finishing touches. While industrial chic tends to be a more minimalist design, you still want interesting pieces to complete the look. Again one- off antiques work here and unusual pieces: a Steampunk clock or globe, a metallic table fan, a vintage piece of art. A faux animal hide on the floor and a gallery wall made up of vintage frames on the walls (especially if you’ve gone for all white walls) would be an excellent touch.
What do you think of a chic industrial style in your home, is this something you love? If you were going to do this in your home, which elements would you incorporate?