Industrial Decorating Style – Room By Room Guide
With Industrial decor, it is possible to create an effective space with modern designs and modern furniture too. The Industrial style is thought to have started in Lower Manhattan, in the late 1960s when artistic types rented the spaces as studios and then turned them into their homes.
- Wireless Drill Driver plus Wood and Masonry
- Drill Bits
- Electrician Screwdrivers
- BrushPower / Pipe DetectorClaw / Lump
- Spirit level
- Side Cutters
- Pump Pliers
- Tape Measure
- Marker Pens
There are 6 main elements for the Industrial Style look: Concrete, Wires, Wood, Bricks, Layers & Steel. Some Furniture and Accessories you can begin to use to achieve the Industrial Decor Style are the following:
- Wall Decor
- Storage Boxes
Project Expertise Level Required: Medium/Advanced Skills
A professional interior desiger can help you to quickly achieve a great look, some professionals charge by the hour and they are affordable, if you consider then recommendations that can save you lots of time and money. If you are not sure about your DIY skills and complexity of the project or repairs, we strongly recommend you to hire a trusted local tradesmen. They not only have the skills, experience, tools and discounts on materials, they also have their own insurance. If you make a mistake during a DIY project, you may end up damaging other property as well. If you are worried about how to pay for a tradesmen, check out the tab about “Ways to Pay”. and also our section about DIY disasters.
Find a local Tradesmen: http://tradesmen.express/
- Interior Designer
- Light Designers
- Kitchen Fitters
Link to DYI Disasters>>
In general, a refurbishment or home improvement project, will considerably increase the value of your property, it will also extend the life of certain parts of your home, giving you the peace of mind you need. The following highlights the correlation between investing and the value of your property.
Small Project Cost vs Value Increase
Medium Project Cost vs Value Increase
Big Project Cost vs Value Increase
Read about it to obtain financing and how to pay for your project:
- Kitchen Refurbishment Loans
- Home Insurance Services
- Home Equity Loans
- Low Interest Personal Loans
- Low Interest Credit Cards
- Repair Assistance Grants
Industrial style draws inspiration from the warehouses and factories that populate the urban landscape. The building industrial structures were kept by incorporating their functional features, exposing piping, ventilator tubes, support beams and poles, and wood or concrete floors.
Colours: Think monochromatic with well-chosen organic or earthy accents. Metal-based tones, like steel and iron, play a heavy part in Industrial design as do oxidation-inspired reds and blues.
The addition of whites and natural wood soften and balance the palette.
Living Room: Industrial interior design is cool and collected with nothing to hide. The open ceiling, visible pipes, and exposed brick are edgy and imperfect, representative of the person who chooses to call it home.
Kitchen: Industrial home kitchens draw inspiration from commercial kitchens with floating shelves, a large island or bar, and creative storage. A space meant for dinner and drinks with friends can quickly transform into a workspace.
Bedroom: Smart lighting and minimal bedding set your bedroom apart from the rest of the rooms in an Industrial home. Where compelling and dynamic details rule the living room, the bedroom is relaxed yet charismatic by utilizing softer materials.
Exposed pipes, beams and ducts in modern industrial design
Before you go looking for paint charts, check out your house’s existing walls. There is nothing cooler than exposed brick or concrete.
Steampunk lends itself well to industrial chic. In this design, you’ll find hundreds of new ways of using plumbing pipes. From shelving brackets to bar stools.
Black iron is the quintessential material of industrial. Everything from your staircase railing to your bedframe looks great in iron.
When it comes to the small accessories you can’t go wrong with wire. Black wire grids look great in any accessory, but especially storage boxes and crates.
As mentioned above, wood brings in the rustic element of nature. It’s a feminine feature for a more masculine design.