For many individuals who are transitioning into an apartment in an urban area, moving into a converted loft or former warehouse will give them an ideal opportunity to incorporate many elements of industrial style interior design. The design style is meant to display an unfinished look. It uses raw or rough surfaces that can blend with conventional furnishings to give a home a thoroughly modern appeal. If you’re thinking of using this design style in your home, consider a few of these tips.
Begin with a neutral color scheme
Industrial style is free of the ornamentation and the bright and bold color schemes of other decorative layouts. A neutral color scheme is the best choice to showcase the apartment’s structural features. However, your furnishings will truly be the star in this layout, so consider bringing in colorful sofas and loveseats in your main seating area. Next, dress them up with decorative throw blankets, throw pillows and other accents to give your space a warm touch.
Improve your apartment lighting
When choosing lighting for an industrial chic apartment, take your inspiration from the factories and warehouses of yore. Look for metallic pendant lights and other intriguing lighting options that would look right at home in an industrial setting. Repurposing items can also be a great option. So, take a look around at craft sales and flea markets to find vintage items that can serve as a base for an eye-catching table lamp.
Utilize potted plants and flowers
To cut against the cold and minimalist arrangement of most industrial design styles, be sure to incorporate a number of potted and hanging plants. This is also a fabulous place to display your design tastes, so bring in a number of decorated pots and planters to incorporate another pop of color in the abode.
- Lisa Dengler