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Industrial interior design

Mixing modern and rustic styles will benefit the space

Industrial interior design is the mixture of the perfect synthesis of form and function. Inspired by the raw framework of factories, this style generally encompasses hidden elements like bricks and concrete, wiring, pipes, ducts, etc.

The beauty of industrial design lies in embracing the imperfections, wear, and weathering seen in materials and finishes. It's the least pretentious style, laying bare all its rawness for the world to see and celebrate.



It's the perfect mix of minimalism with a rustic farmhouse and mid-century contemporary. Common misconceptions about industrial design dictate that industrial interiors tend to be stark and intense. However, with the right lighting and furnishings, this style is as cozy and intimate as its Scandinavian counterpart.

Elements of Industrial Interior Design

Although the industrial design may appear stark and uncomplicated to the eye, it must follow a fixed set of rules to function properly:



Neutral Color Palettes: The industrial aesthetic uses a wide range of neutral shades of blacks, grays, whites, and browns. This gives the entire space an earthy, grounded feel.

Inspire with natural light: Large windows with black glass, huge arches, and entrance doors are characteristic elements of industrial design. This means that during the day an interior is arranged in this style and rarely needs to use external lighting.



Highlight the architectural language: One of the basic foundations of industrial design is to celebrate the history of this type of building. Open layouts, lofts, and high ceilings are combined with exposed brick, visible plumbing, and concrete floors. Columns and beams are left uncovered, revealing their robust structure.

Repurposed Materials: As part of the industrial look, designers often reuse old furniture, either removing it for an aged look or using reclaimed wood to build new pieces. Reclaimed wood furnishings showcase new-world charm like no other. The juxtaposition of natural elements like wood against raw metal is strikingly beautiful.



Edison Light Bulbs - An Industrial Age Classic - Edison light bulbs are a pleaser! Used as a single piece, under lampshades, or in groups to form a chandelier, these lights are warm and inviting. Large-blown glass spheres, pendant lights, and floor lamps are common choices in industrial design.

Dark Lines: Industrial spaces are all about a bold and confident vibe. Black metal is widely used to accentuate the straight lines and rigid shapes of this design style. Unlike Art Deco, the bold shapes and lines aren't flashy or colorful. This understated and subtle feature actually makes for a strong design statement.