If you have a penchant for the unsightly look of pipes and gears, the appeal of the “behind-the-scenes” look and a taste for the formidable and poignant, industrial decor will be the thing for you. Think weathered wood, raw metal, exposed brick and stone.
This fast-growing trend is becoming a popular style amongst many of today’s most beautiful design options. It is liberating to finally make peace with some “unattractive” aspects of home imperfections and celebrate their role in the final industrial look. Industrial decor celebrates the useful and necessary aspects of a home’s structures, piping and fixtures of all sorts. The final design has a cozy, functional and somewhat “unfinished” look. The industrial look features raw stone and even some utilitarian aspects that can add some functionality to your home. But rather than looking rundown and old like many of the individual pieces may look, the combination is a gestalt that exudes sophistication
Exposed Lighting Fixtures
Lighting is the best way to transmit a feeling of being lost in time, but never far from home. Vintage filament lighting is a great look that is making a strong comeback in industrial interiors. Adding a historical look, the warm glow cast across weathered wood and metals in your homes is indicative of times long past. Look for fixtures with a textured metallic material and exposed bulb or lantern styles. These reflect the natural beauty of the industrial style.
Structure Is Style
Industrial design and appeal is all about celebrating the industrial revolution and the unparalleled ingenuity of the human brain. For this reason, the functional aspects of your home should be celebrated though not necessarily accentuated. 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. Exposing the functionality of structural integrity is hallmark of this style. There is nothing as structured and purposeful as the bare concrete floor and exposed 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.