Industrial and loft spaces provide endless opportunities for unique living spaces in an urban environment. Here’s a great collection of Industrial Apartment Decor ideas.
The industrial look features raw stone and even some utilitarian aspects that can add some functionality to your home or at least appear to. But rather than looking rundown and old like many of the individual pieces may look, the combination is a gestalt that exudes sophistication and comparative technology.
This fast-growing trend is becoming a popular style in many of today’s most beautiful design options. It is liberating and cathartic to finally make peace with some “unattractive” aspects of home imperfections and celebrate their role in the final industrial look.
The term “decorating” is often associated with hiding and tucking away all the undesirable portions of the home that might remind the inhabitants that there is actually some structure and inner workings that support their home and lives. Industrial decor attempts to move in another direction and celebrates the useful and necessary aspects of the home’s structures, piping and even fixtures of all sorts. The final design has a cozy, functional and somewhat “unfinished” look.
Exposed Lighting Fixtures
Industrial pendant ceiling lighting is a great look. They didn’t call it the age of Gaslight for nothing, and the lighting is the best way to transmit a feeling of being lost in time, but never far from home. The warm glow cast across weathered wood and metals in your homes is indicative of times long past. They add a historical look and compliment the many other softer textures and colors within the home. Look for fixtures with a textured metallic material and in exposed bulb or lantern styles. These reflect the natural beauty of the period in question.
Functionality Is Style
Industrial design and appeal is all about celebrating an era highlighted by the industrious efforts and unparalleled ingenuity of the human. For this reason, the functional aspects of your home should be celebrated though not necessarily accentuated. Exposing the functionality of the furniture and appliances is a huge part of this style. Including stylishly displaying pipes and duct work, much of the early electrical systems traveled through pipes across walls and this can be accomplished with stunning appeal is done right.
Industrial Style Desk
Once you see the possibilities available to you, you may begin to design and construct furniture and home appliances of your own. There is a tangible lack of all pretension in the industrial design and the design and functionality of a thing is both its purpose and beauty.
Concrete Floors and Bare Walls
There is nothing as plain and purposeful as the bare concrete floor and brick walls. When these are lovingly covered with an area rug or otherwise decorated with your choices of wall art and other decorations, the charm and appeal of pure functionality begin to take a full shape.