In the last couple of years, industrial design has been catching a lot of attention from designers, architects and homeowners in spite of its humble beginnings. Once upon of time, the industrial style was the lifestyle of the working class, not an interior design style loved by the rich and successful. However, thanks to its no-fuss look, simple materials and eye-catching details, it soon evolved into a super popular trend. So, here's how to catch the hype train and introduce a few industrial style details into your home.Rough floors
One detail that many people neglect when creating an industrial-style interior is the floors! Just think of the materials that would be used as flooring in factories or warehouses and adopt the style for your home. You wouldn't find softwood or fluffy carpeting in an industrial building! On the other hand, bare concrete and brick
are very common materials thanks to their durability and affordability. If you still want something a little warmer, opt for weathered hardwood floors. Check out salvage yards and you'll surely find some distressed wood with a lot of character and history.
Find your favorite metal
The use of industrial products like steel and iron is the most visible in structural elements, plumbing, cabinetry, hardware and lighting. Wrought iron is another product that is very ornamental yet raw, and that can look absolutely wonderful in every modern home. Also, check out the look and feel of brushed nickel, warm copper and cast iron that will give your interior both an industrial and organic appeal! The best thing about metals is that you can go very small like changing your hardware or go as big as exposing the entire structural skeleton of the building together with metal beams, pipes and wires. Expose some brick
Clay brick has been used as a building material for hundreds of years all over the world, especially in the building of the first factories, storage houses and barns. So, show this architectural gem and tear down that cheap drywall. However, if you haven't been blessed with this industrial material, you can create an accent wall with brick veneer that is a great and affordable imitation. Light it like a boss
One of the smallest details that pack a big punch is lighting. Hanging pendants, aluminum bulb cages and steel glass shades are just some of the best options for your industrial space that attract just the right amount of attention, so it's not a surprise people all over the world are rushing to recreate the factory lighting look. People in big cities like New York or Sydney are especially crazy about the oversized lighting and vintage factory fixtures! Unfortunately, if you opt for these old, reclaimed lighting solutions, know that they can be quite tricky to install, so make sure to get in touch with some respectable Sydney electrician. They can handle your installation and catch any electrical issues you might be facing during your renovation. You don't want any accidents and extra expenses to threaten your home's transformation! Industrial decoration
Most of the elements people often connect with outdoor spaces or commercial or factory settings fit amazingly into every industrial style interior. Think graphic art, salvaged objects with a bit of weathering and old signs. Many factories leave a lot of gears, valves, mechanical devices and tools behind that can be turned into interesting decoration if you think outside the box. These décor pieces evoke just the right quirky vibe that would be out of place in traditional interiors but looks completely at home in industrial spaces! You can find them at flea markets, yard sales and in local thrift shops, as long as you dig deep. Open up the space
If you're ready to go a few steps further with your industrial-style interior, why not break a few walls? Since the entire trend started from big warehouses, barns and other commercial spaces converted into living quarters, it's natural to follow the open space concept. And don't be too careful while tearing down your walls! Leave the bricks and pipes exposed and the paint chipped for a rugged vibe.
So, embrace the rawness of utilitarianism and industrial revolution and give your interior an interesting vibe that will impress everyone who enters your home. And remember to have fun with your industrial details – it's almost impossible to go wrong with this style!