An unfinished house with not plastered walls and visible metal struts in the wall? How uncomfortable! Or not? The Industrial Style is currently experiencing a boom and is focusing on the things that make for a house that is not ready for occupation. The industrial home looks cool, yet cozy and romantic.
Industrial Style: Imperfection for the Living Room
As a rule, especially in the living room, great importance is placed on everything fitting together so that everything harmonizes. Here is a pillow, there a picture on the wall, the couch moved comfortably in front of the TV. The Industrial Style questions all this and comes with an imperfection that looks cool and comfortable, but not wanted or “not finished”. There are some characteristic points that matter in industrial design:
The industrial style is more masculine, so colors that are rather muted or dark are also used. Dark blue, steel gray, black or anthracite are the colors of choice. To loosen up the whole thing, dark red and wood are used, these basic tones provide coziness and balance. After all, despite the industrial design, the living room should not look like a workshop! The nice thing about it: Many colors fit in, red and yellow also look good and give the living room a little visual warmth.
This does not mean materials that are actually heavy in the sense of “heavy weight”. Rather, it is about the use of concrete and metal, which have a heavy impact and stand for durability and robustness. Concrete vases, steel candle holders – all this ensures clean lines and a purist impression.
Use industrial lights
Covered lampshades that may come in a bright pink? No, the Industrial Style makes the lighting very different and can provide a cozy atmosphere with the steel factory lamp. These lamps used to hang only over the workbenches and machines in halls, used to be cold halogen spotlights. Today, these lamps are more of a work of art, are perfectly combinable with other furnishings and harmonize with all furniture used in industrial design. Even without a lampshade, such lamps can find their place and put everything in the right light.
Other people have a sofa or a “chaise longue” – we have industrial design and with it chairs and stools as seating. These bring no frills or unnecessary decorations in your house, are masculine and speak a very clear language of form. Even with these pieces of furniture, you should focus on the typical colors of industrial design and not replace these in favor of the cozy furniture in pink or green.