How to recognize the industrial style in the interior?
The industrial style is distinguished by a special non-traditional approach to the creation of interior design, which makes it possible to give any dwelling an original and inimitable style. It is believed that the industrial style for a long time was part of everyday life, that is, combined in itself simplicity and functionality. The style is characterized by an abundance in the interior of untreated surfaces, objects from recycled materials and elements of industrial architecture. Industrial decor has become one of the newfangled trends, which are usually combined with different styles from classic to loft.
Photo: multi-level ceiling in the interior of the living room
Photo: Industrial style dining room.
Industrial design is strongly associated with industrial architecture, therefore, in addition to its functionality, it is absolutely accessible. The simplicity of such a design nevertheless does not deprive it of a certain charm, and in terms of functionality, the industrial style is superior to modern and high-tech.
The original decor in the interior is able to uniquely decorate any room, adding comfort and coziness. Industrial style is preferred by creative individuals who seek to stand out from the crowd. The functional details of industrial design are straight and sharp lines that blend harmoniously with familiar rough materials.
Looking at the photo, we can conclude that it is unacceptable to use textiles and upholstered furniture for the style, but this is far from being the case. Upholstered furniture, without lush decor and decoration, will harmoniously fit into the functional space, and the translucent drape of the window opening will add light to the room and create the illusion of lightness.
Tip: when choosing upholstered furniture, preference should be given to models with natural and monotonous upholstery.
Photo: upholstered furniture, without lush decor and decoration, harmoniously fit into the functional space
Debris and junk as elements of modern design
Industrial style is characterized by the presence of vintage decorative elements, the main criterion is not the high cost, but the thematic idea of the chosen exposition.
Since the production facilities are characterized by fairly large areas, the industrial style in the interior also requires an open space. Feature of the design is the combination in the same room of different functional areas, united by one idea. You can divide the space with the help of furniture or lighting.
Photo: the separation of space lighting devices
Color scheme and decor
Industrial design is characterized by a complex color range. The decoration of the main surfaces is dominated by various shades of gray, skillfully diluted with white and black. The neutral tone of the main surfaces can be diluted with bright colors such as:
- orange and others.
The decoration is welcome the presence of metal, brick or masonry, concrete surfaces. Textured surfaces make the finish voluminous and expressive.
Collages from black and white photos and abstract paintings can be present as decorative elements on the walls. Graffiti, modern art objects and old road signs or signs will revive the interior. A bright accent in the design can be a selection of water taps or the original collection of gears.
Classic style - this is metal decorative elements, if you doubt the expediency of their use, then you can restrict yourself with metal frames and fittings. The metal should be cold, the industrial style completely eliminates the presence of brass and gold, preference is given to silver, tin, steel and aluminum.
Photo: decorating the wall in black and white photo
In general, industrial design implies a certain lack of division, but not negligence. Uncovered walls of cinder blocks, open communications, bare floor and bare windows help to create the illusion of production space. Such design will be fully appreciated by lovers of ascetic beauty. Special chic is the presence of a concrete floor. Clinker tiles, artificially aged wood, or quite traditional linoleum can be used as a floor covering. Naturally. That such a rough finish implies the installation of a “warm floor” system or the use of small rugs.