Industrialise your home
MODERNISING your home takes more than selecting proper colours, fabrics and furniture, it requires recreating, recycling and re-inventing an archaic interior giving it a new life. Modern industrial design is one way of doing it. This means uncovering or exposing items that are supposed to be underneath such as bricks. Industrial interior puts everything on display, achieving a raw and edgy style.
The industrial look may seem unfinished yet cohesive and chic. Here are some tips you can follow to convert your home into a modern industrial-looking space.
To some rustic metal is outdated and it belongs in a backyard but to some it is a valuable asset which can be used to tell a story. During the industrial era, people used steel and iron to make a statement; they were used in structural parts when roofing and plumbing. You can borrow these elements to creatively recreate that classic atmosphere where you incorporate the past in the contemporary day-to-day life. You can also achieve a modern industrial look by using copper and cast iron.
Exposing mechanical details such as gears, wheels and pulleys in your modern home is another way of doing it. Leaving the aforementioned mechanical pieces uncovered achieves a unique and aesthetic appearance. Nail heads and screws should also be left uncovered so as to obtain a fashionable and elegant rustic appeal. You can always re-purpose some dated kitchen furniture to match your new contemporary industrial atmosphere.
Merging old and new can make a good looking modern industrial interior. Combining modern accessories with old ones will spruce up the look of you space. In the kitchen, the appliances are made of stainless steel most of the time and when you add that rustic old looking piece of accessory or furniture you will have an industrial look in your kitchen. By so doing you will be transforming your space.
Architectural details are best expressed through art. You can either paint your walls or buy portraits with powerful symbols or graphics. Exposed brings is another way of achieving an industrial look. Do not plaster or paint your walls, just leave them as they are. That way you will be cutting down your budget at the same obtaining a desired result, that is a modern industrial interior. To be continued . . . Additional information from online sources.