Industrial style keys

Industrial style

This year the industrial style will have less prominence than other years. In fact, as we told you a few days ago some key elements of this type of decoration, such as metalized surfaces of factory look, will not be so trendy. However, we are many who remain fascinated by this style, so we will not give up. If you are part of this group of people, we recommend that you be very attentive to what we tell you today.

Do you want to introduce the industrial style in a room in your home or in your entire home? Well, you had better find out what its main keys are! We’ll tell you about it next!

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Clear spaces

First of all, you should know that one of the main characteristics of the industrial style is that it bets on the wide and diaphanous spaces, so it is usual for the rooms to be their own set, without separation of spaces. That’s why it’s perfect for loft homes. So, if you want an industrial style house and you can afford it, pull down the walls, especially those that serve to separate the kitchen from the dining room and living room

Large windows

The large windows also play a very important role in the industrial style spaces. This is because the large windows were very typical of the old factories, in which they tried to take full advantage of natural light. And you know that this style is based precisely on the lofts that emerged in the 50’s in New York, when artists and students occupied the abandoned factories and warehouses to convert them into housing.

Structural elements at sight

Another fundamental feature of the industrial style is to strip the structure. Thus, beams, pipes, pipes, cables and brick walls can be perfectly visible.

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Noble materials

As far as materials are concerned, the most noble ones, such as, for example, the slightly treated, natural woods, which will be responsible for providing warmth. In addition, it is essential to add metal elements: steel, iron, aluminum. These latter materials can be present both in furniture (especially in tables and chairs), as in complements. On the other hand, you should know that cement can also be present in floors and walls. As for the textures, the natural ones predominate.

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Neutral colors

When creating an industrial environment you should pay special attention to the colors chosen for the different elements. The most suitable are neutrals, especially white, gray, black and brown. Of course, it is not a bad idea to add small brushstrokes in colors like red or blue.

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Parts vintage or recycled

On the other hand, you should know that in style vintage are very common antique furniture, so it’s a good idea to resort to stores antiquities or rakes. In addition, you can add pieces of furniture typical of factories, such as the lockers. Other furniture that fits perfectly is cabinetmakers desks, drugstore displays, or worn leather armchairs.


It is also important that you pay attention to artificial light, and more especially to the type of lamps you choose for different rooms. And these elements play an essential role. Large metal lamps, light bulbs and movie lights are very typical of this style. And although metal models are the most common, it is also a good idea to bet on designs in wood or glass. In addition, you should know that letters and luminous words are also well received.


Finally, we want to comment that, although you should not abuse decorative objects, it is important that you add some details that add a personal touch. Preferably you have to bet on objects that have a specific function, such as glass bottles, iron boxes, antique scissors, aluminum jars … Of course, you can also add objects typical of factories and other old items.

Nickolas Hunter

Nickolas Hunter

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