Transform your interiors with industrial style
Although it may seem at the first look that a "warehouse style" is just a raw building with a few necessary pieces added, it is much more than that. Every industrial interior design is thoroughly studied before execution in order to keep the old, less-furnished features that fit nicely with the rest of the space and furniture in it. If done well, industrial design can encompass raw and vintage pieces as well as new and modern furniture, from bricks and concrete to steel and highly-polished wood.
When starting with industrial design, there are in fact just two basic principles: keep the old and don't hide things that otherwise would be hidden. Walls made of brick or concrete are left as they are and if they are treated, their structure and texture is left intact. Then, all pipes are open with the same rule in place: you may paint them but leave them in sight. For the floor, big tiles in cold shade are good choice but you can also opt for wood for a warmer feeling.
Old wooden beams are also welcomed and if you are lucky to have them around, use transparent finish to protect them and leave them in sight in their natural colors. One of the nicest things if you are striving for the industrial style is that you can reuse old pieces found on site. For example, a few wooden beams and old planks would make a perfect bed. That's a cheaper option but also absolutely in line with the rustic style industrial design provides.
Although industrial design is definitively a thing to think about if you can get your hands on an old warehouse or house, you shouldn't be scared to try it in small spaces. If you are renovating and tear all down to the bricks and pipes, why not leave it that way? You will get a completely new look - which goes well with new bathroom fixtures - and also a few more inches of space which you can use for additional shelves or boxes. Unique style? Definitively? Cool factor? To the max.
What's missing in the picture? Of course, the kitchen. Here the things are simple: steel appliances will underline the industrial style because metal is a natural part of any industrial look. However, don't overdo it or you'll have a room full of steel instead of industrial kitchen. If you have a room large enough, try to arrange elements with some space between them, and if not, you can add few wooden elements to keep both the raw style and warmth of the space. ■
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