Designed to overcome the test of time, industrial style furniture uses materials from factories and ideas from the early workers. This idea led to an interesting combination of raw unrefined industrial spaces converted to living areas using the most basic and available materials. Huge designs and open architecture are some of the features that would indicate an industrial decorated living space. Living room in industrial style normally include high ceilings, floor-to-floor windows, concrete floors, as well as support beams and poles.
Main Characteristics of Industrial Style
1- Functionality: initially, industrial style furniture was useful to factory workers or artists who used to rent out large abandoned industrial spaces. However, in today’s interior dcor, we keep the same trend with most furniture being straightforward and some even having oblique shapes.
2- Combined wood and metal: no other style is associated so strongly with metal elements as wood adds warmth, texture, and an earthy outlook. Most people prefer metals for their sleek accent and the modernity it adds to livingrooms.
3- Colors: industrial style living room are characterized with dark shades including slate, grey, kiki, and black. In recent years, people have set out to modernize the industrial style living space by throwing in warmer colors that would blend in with the wood. Consider colors like red, yellow, or orange- or you can experiment with shades of blue or green.
Exposed mechanical and structural elements: because it was difficult to cover up exposed industrial materials such as metal pipes and ductwork, this appeal became a feature to the style. So in adherence to the style most of your furniture or decor should have an unfinished style with little coverings. Nowadays, industrial design is common in many more living spaces than just abandoned warehouses converted to lofts. Buildings intentionally built to emulate lofts are now easier to find in cities with customized furniture options available too.