Five Tips to Get an Industrial Chic Interior Look
Industrial chic as one of the prevailing aesthetic trends combines a modern-chic style with vintage or old decorations and furniture. When the design is well considered and planned, industrial chic can even be sustainable, depending on the extent to which it brings new purpose to old furniture and materials.
Neutral colour palette
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The key to industrial chic look is simplicity and having only essential furniture and accessories. For starters, neutral colour palette like grey, white, black and beige can set the right feel of this style. You can combine those background colours with texturized material like warm wood to add depth and dimension to the look.
Raw, unfinished materials
Raw materials can give a sense of warmth and boldness. These are two main characteristics of industrial chic that you can achieve by utilising unfinished galvanised metals, glass, and reclaimed wood with knots and bold grains. Using furniture with metal and wood parts can easily produce this interior style.
Exposed structure & utility
In line with the use of raw materials, industrial-chic style often leaves beams, columns and pipes exposed. The bold look of industrial can be even more emphasised if these exposed structures are made of steel. Exposed structures and mechanical electrical system can create a sense of old when combined with metal elements, as well as wooden parquet and furniture.
Exposed brick walls
Leave the exposed brick wall as it is if you already had it in your house. Exposed brick is quite a popular finishing to create an industrial look. If you choose to have them inside the house, choose the fine and precision bricks so the wall is easier to clean.
Polished concrete floor
Polished concrete floor is a common element to industrial-chic interior style. This kind of floor is easily achieved by leaving the concrete floor plate bare. To refine the floor, you can add a layer of cement on top of the floor plate. It is recommended to apply coating on top of this surface to create a slightly shiny finish, to make it water resistant and to prevent any crack in the future.
Vintage elements for the final touch
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You can always add a little vibrant touch to the overall bare home interior look. A chandelier, black metal pendant lamp, metal furniture and some rustic decoration can bring a more vivid atmosphere to the industrial look.