Your Style Guide: Industrial

The industrial interior decor design is one that has certainly secured its place as a popular option in modern homes. The unique blend of industrial and homey styles makes for a low-maintenance and effortlessly stylish interior that screams class, sophistication and that gives a unique nod to the mechanics of a home or industrial set up. From exposed brick and steel to metallic shades and rustic, eye-catching centrepieces, here’s how you can decorate your bedroom or anywhere in your home in an industrial style. 

The Materials

The materials you’ll need, or at least need to mimic, for an industrial interior will depend on the level of industrial you’re looking to achieve but as standard, the materials are as follows: 

  • Brick

Without plasterboard and paint and neat finishes, brick can give a sense of clean, unfussy and very industrial spaces and with very minimal effort. Bricks are unique in that they make a statement and yet keep things simple at the same time, offering that old warehouse-style without the effort of putting up wallpaper or painting things perfectly. If you aren’t willing to dedicate to stripping the walls back to brick, brick-imitation wallpaper is more common now than ever before and is readily available at a lot of DIY stores.

  • Steel

Steels and other metals offer that same warehouse-like as brick, with the added benefit of strength and the fact that metallic furniture is easy to get hold of. Exposed piping or beams, antique metal furniture and ‘rough’ looking accents can create an industrial look easily. Cogs, wires, wheels and other metallic accents add to the warehouse-style industrial decor, while also adding an interesting focal point for any room. 

Our Ledbury Antique Silver Metal Headboard is a great way to introduce metal into your bedroom.

  • Wood

Wooden furniture or accents can introduce a more natural touch to an otherwise heavily industrial look, which may help a bedroom or living room feel more comfortable to spend time in. The trick is to use authentic solid timbers, such as pine, oak and walnut, to introduce rich colours, even if they have a distressed finish to blend in with the overall decor. A smooth wooden finish can also help to bring about a more refined look to the room without compromising on the theme.

  • Fabric

Living spaces need fabrics, and the likes of faux-leather, hessian fabric, cotton and even hemp fabrics can all complement the industrial look. Unusual, reclaimed pieces fit in with the theme well, and offer you the comfort of softer furnishings and help to balance out harsher lines and surfaces and keep things feeling homely.

Colour

Industrial colours have a reputation for being dark, dreary and dull, but you can certainly experiment with colour and create a more classy and far less dim colour scheme. Brighter and neon colours aren’t your best bet, but monochrome style with earthy tones and organic-style accents can create a more natural hint in an industrial style space. You could even opt for earthy reds and subtle blue hints, as well as distressed whites if you’re looking to brighten things up.

Add Softer Touches

Plants and fabric accents are a great way to soften things up in more comfort-focused rooms like the living room and, of course, the bedroom. Soft cotton furnishings or distressed but functional cushions and furniture pieces can create somewhere to relax and unwind without disrupting the overall look. Stick to the same monochromatic or muted tones, or introduce slightly bolder colours for a more unique style that reflects your personality.

For more information about our headboards and which styles will fit in with an industrial decor, feel free to browse through our range or get in touch with our team, today.

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