The industrial style is suitable for people who are looking for a decor concept that is not pretentious.
The visual appeal and charm of the industrial style lie in its ability to combine utilitarian surfaces, stripped-down architecture, and salvaged objects.
If you’re looking to celebrate humble materials, this style of decor is worth considering.
One of the advantageous aspects of industrial decor is that the materials used can be as affordable as you want.
Since industrial-style decor is meant to be as clean as possible, it doesn’t necessarily cost a fortune.
Here are some tips on how to create the industrial style in your home
The furniture incorporated into industrial decor is minimalist and no fluff.
There are strong and clear lines, without excess ornamentation.
A good way to go for the industrial style is to mix new pieces with recycled items.
You can convert materials like wooden crates, old ladders, or concrete blocks back into shelves, tables, or individual items.
Furniture that is too ornate or too cozy is not suited to the industrial style.
Any piece of furniture dedicated to comfort (armchair, bed) should be neutral in color, with natural textures.
If you are using cushions or rugs, choose neutral and nuanced hues; think of woven wool, which adds a lot of texture.
Furniture should be designed with a minimalist design (think of a wrought iron bed base or a simple and elegant armchair).
If you are considering an industrial color scheme, monochrome is in the spotlight, although colors with cool undertones are also favored.
For the walls, consider neutral grays or blues, but for accent colors, you can try tangerine and fuchsia, or their darker cousins, plum and burnt orange.
Moss and indigo greens, on the other hand, stand out well in kitchens or bathrooms.
If you stick with neutral tones, we suggest choosing from a variety of hues to keep the space from taking on a one-dimensional appearance.
As this type of decor is very focused on “industrial” textures such as concrete and metals, the variations already present generally allow working with a monochrome palette.
If you’re painting the walls and find the rooms in your home lacking in visual impact, consider adding something that acts as a focal point or a texture that adds depth.
Embracing Industrial Décor Head-on.
To adopt the industrial style well, you have to differentiate between treasures and less interesting objects.
Remember that showing some signs of wear adds character to the object.
If you find an accessory or piece of furniture that might look out of place in a traditional setting, there’s a good chance it fits into an industrial setting!
Found objects or suitable works of art, such as “mix media” sculptures or large abstract works of art, are a good pick.
As mentioned, metals are a key part of industrial styling, so consider incorporating tin, steel, iron, and aluminum into your space.
The metal will add style and elegance, so we can highlight elements such as piping, aluminum counters, and steel stairs.
On the other hand, avoid warmer metals such as gold or brass, and choose cool metals with a matte finish.
Stone is another quite interesting way to cut through the monotony and add depth and character to these industrial spaces.
The industrial style has taken root in warehouses and factories, favoring spaces that are large and open.
Visit historic buildings in the manufacturing area of your city, as well as old buildings that have been restored.
The idea of the open configuration is part of the trademark of this type of decor. High ceilings are also common, but not present in all homes.
If you are working with an open setup, be sure to organize the furniture well to break up expanses of space that are too long or too wide.
Think about standardizing the elements to avoid creating a mismatch effect.
Plus, choose pieces that are versatile and can be moved from room to room, such as a bench on casters that can double as a seat or daybed.
If you’re planning for interior repainting and redesigning to create an industrial look in Beaverton, Oregon, our team at Maller Painting Company can help.
We have years of interior painting experience serving the areas of Beaverton, Sherwood, and Tigard, Oregon.
Our team can help you choose the best type of paint as well and paint colors at no extra cost.
To give us a try, book a FREE estimate below or call us at (503) 410-6366 if you have any questions.
Kevin began painting houses with his father’s company, C&K Painting, in 1996. His father taught him how to use a brush, roller, and caulk and clean a brush properly. He then worked for several other paint companies, where he learned how to spray oils, lacquers, and all water-based finishes. In 2012, after 15 years of experience, he decided to get licensed and start the Maller Painting Company. His team has focused on providing the best re-painting services to our residential clients in the Beaverton area.