Have you Looked at Industrial Chic Yet?
Industrial chic design combines utilitarian styling with worn (shabby) textures and also the warmth of aged, almost crude woods. This urban industrial style is both warm and masculine. Its origins are in factories and old office environments, and it’s moved now beyond its more traditional home placement of loft conversions to be seen now in every kind of setting, urban and rural. Urban industrial mixes raw materials, such as galvanized metal, glass and reclaimed woods whilst maintaining relatively simple shapes and silhouettes. Industrial chic is a salute to no-nonsense industrial revolution style that utilises all that is vintage and salvageable. As a result, it’s popular with greener designers.
This type of furniture fits in nicely with interior brick walls and exposed beams. It dovetails together with stainless steel and glass lighting. It sits well on cement floors and with other unfinished materials. It really is very versatile and can be as functional or comfortable as you care to make it. The latest paint colour fashions are perfect for the industrial chic minimalist style – especially the popular grey and copper look, but also black, white and wood tones. Minimalist styling isn’t for everybody, which is why this style is such a winner, as the interest is achieved by mixing variations of texture and patina. Wear and tear and minor damage acts as an added bonus here, so there’s no need to throw anything away if it takes a knock or gets scratched.
If you’re still not sold, you’ll find that industrial chic will fit in well with, and enhance pretty much any other styling. Industrial chic is gaining traction, and will continue to do so over the next few years. Try it – you might like it!