Industrial – the style of free, creative people who love conciseness and originality
Minimalistic and strict industrial style in the interior becoming more relevant in urban apartments and suburban houses. Technology and functionality dominated positions in architecture. Many identify the concepts of industrial style and loft style (English loft – “attic”), but between them there are still subtle differences.
- Style features
- Color spectrum
- Industrial style furniture and materials
- Design of individual rooms in an industrial style
Classic Loft is a factory building that was turned to the living room using design techniques and special finishes from old materials. And industrial style is used for ordinary apartments and houses, i.e. design is created in industrial aesthetics with imitation of loft signs:
- large open space;
- floors, walls and ceilings, usually with decoration;
- an abundance of metal and concrete;
- use of new materials with imitation of old ones.
Typically, industrial style involves large spacious rooms
A lot of “air” and minimalism in the “industrial” frame – характерный черты стиля
A lot of concrete, wood and open communications are industrial
Wooden and metal beams are characteristic of ceilings in this style
The loft style has its own story. It originated in industrial quarters of New York in the middle of the XX century. When in Manhattan sharply land prices have risen, many plants and factories have moved their production on the outskirts of the city. And the new owners sold for next to nothing industrial premises converted them into residential apartments (lofts). Creative youth quickly discerned in abandoned machines, gray concrete, metal fittings and in huge space special chic and potential. Already at the end of the 20th century, lofts started appearing all over America.
And industrial style began to be used by designers later for creating industrial interiors in urban apartments, houses and offices. Industrial style and loft in architecture have the same specifications:
- huge areas without partitions;
- concrete, wood or stone floor;
- large windows and columns;
- brick or concrete walls;
- minimal decor;
- high ceilings without decoration;
- open communications (pipes, wires, etc.).
Wall decoration in the old factory room – this is romance industrial style
The grayness of metal and concrete can be surprisingly harmonious and comfortable
Concrete, metal, brick and plenty of room – and your industrial the interior is ready!
Large spaces allow you to combine office and home under one the roof. Conventionally, zones can be divided using color, floor level or partitions. Industrial style suitable for rural houses, as well as for apartments with a total area of 100 square meters or more. IN in small apartments, only a few elements will be relevant style.
The design of rooms in an industrial style is quite difficult and long process. Success can only be achieved with experience and through many mistakes. Consider the basic rules that are worth comply with the design of any premises in this style.
To give a common background to the whole room, use one color, but with many shades. Industrial style provides gray, brick, dirty blue, black or white. They are create an atmosphere of rigorous industrial premises. Allowed the use of several color accents, as in the photo.
Sulfur graphite creates a mysteriously sophisticated interior
White and all shades of gray characteristic of this style
The blue-dirty-rusty gamma of the interior looks very stylish
Industrial does not deny blotches of bright color spots
Lighting should be thought out to the smallest detail. The room will be in the afternoon fill with natural light through large windows, creating unique atmosphere. But since the style provides gloomy gray color scheme, in the evening or in bad weather without competent lighting in such rooms will not only uncomfortable, but also scary.
Tips from leading designers:
- install large chandeliers and lamps in each zone (preferably wall or floor);
- create spot lighting throughout the room;
- Use backlight storage systems.
It is better to choose chandeliers and lamps made of metal or thick glass, as in the photo.
Lamps in this style are usually made of metal.
Metal pendant lamps in the industrial kitchen style
Glass is also used for lighting in industrial style
Industrial style furniture and materials
Designers recommend using new materials with imitation old ones. They can be bought in special stores. Metal with traces rust, aged wood, shabby brick and rough concrete – Ideal materials for industrial style. As for the soft furniture, it will look spectacular expensive modern sofa without excess decor. Clutter up the room with numerous furniture items are not worth it. Their number should be minimal. Instead of ordinary tables, you can use old shabby suitcases.
Большой кожаный диван так характерен для “промышленного” стиляинтерьера
If we talk about the size of furniture, then only large items will be in harmony with a rather big space, balancing it. When choosing furniture, it is better to give preference huge sofas, long chests of drawers and large tables. No round shapes!
To create a comfortable environment in an industrial interior it is better to place furniture according to the island principle (i.e. around center). For example, you can put sofas opposite each other, and in center set table.
Как правило, мебель в комнате размещается “островным”способом
The floor can be left concrete and varnished. In this case you will definitely need carpets. For permanent residence such the floors are not very comfortable, so wooden floors are allowed. Now many people use special bulk floors with lots of advantages.
Advice! So that the dust is not noticeable on the floor, it is better to buy a light-colored floor covering.
Светлый ковер будет органично смягчать “холодность”индастриала
Industrial style is minimal, simple and natural decor. Light curtains on windows are allowed but not recommended. If you use them, then only with folds up to sex itself. It is better to install blinds or leave windows bare.
Advice! The main prohibition in creating design of an apartment in an industrial style that you definitely need comply – do not grind.
Large volume sculptures, dimensional paintings, billboards with ads and graffiti will become the perfect decor in industrial style for wall decoration. He gives a lot of room for creativity at minimal cost. You can draw unusual drawing directly on the wall.
Paintings, posters, photos – an integral part of the decor
In the industrial style, everything should be large-scale. And creativity also
Unusual black and white paintings add a special charm the interior
Design of individual rooms in an industrial style
If you want to create industrial design in individual indoors (kitchen, bathroom or bedroom) in your apartment, then boldly apply the above rules. For example, kitchen industrial style – it’s fashionable and cheap. You will be able to purchase simple serial household appliances, it fits perfectly into such interior. Regular rectangular or square dining table without tablecloths and oilcloths, chairs made of steel or plastic, metal pendant lights or chandeliers are indispensable attributes of this style.
Простые поверхности и немного декора помогут создать кухня в”промышленном” стиле
The kitchen in the industrial style is simple and comfortable.
Undoubtedly, this is a very stylish room, which will have to guests and households who do not tolerate stereotypes like
Chic industrial style kitchen
“Воздушная” кухня, выполненная в серых тонах
For many, an industrial-style bedroom seems rude and uncomfortable for relaxation, but with the help of interesting lamps and chandeliers, correctly selected accessories and decor items it can make it interesting and comfortable, as in the photo.
Лаконичная “промышленная” спальня может стать идеальным уютнымубежищем
Industrial bedroom in warm colors
The use of wood, white and warm natural materials make the bedroom truly warm and cozy
“Холод” промышленных серых стен с открытыми коммуникациямиудачно нейтрализуется мягкими цветными подушками и элементамидекора
The bathroom can also be decorated in an industrial style. Brickwork, glass partitions and no frills – and you get the desired result. Often the design of the room is created as so that the bathroom is located directly in the bedroom (see photo).
Very creative bathroom in industrial style
The simplicity of materials and the minimum of excess items in industrial the bathroom
Expensive, stylish and tasty – the only way to characterize this the bathroom
Large space, simple finish, minimal amount furniture and decor in the interior will create a feeling of airiness and lightness. If you decide to create an unusual character and fashion the interior in your apartment or house in an industrial style, then The above rules and tips will help you do this.