Urban industrial decor is really gaining momentum up right now among both urban city goers and rural homeowners. Exposed flooring and overhead mechanical duct work bring the contemporary feel of the city to your home while well crafted and designed pieces add a touch of much needed warmth.
1.) Start with minimalistic and modern furniture. Keep lines clean and only display a few decorative key pieces.
2.) For a truly industrial feel, leave pipework, heat vents and air ducts exposed. Consider painting them black, brown or metallic for a touch of drama. But if your home wasn’t blessed with these interesting features, you can purchase items made from reclaimed industrial waste for the same affect.
3.) Using unfinished, upcycled or reclaimed wood flooring is a very cost effective way to incorporate an urban flair into your home. You can experiment by painting or staining your concrete under flooring but remember to soften the look with a plush rug.
4.) Keep rooms and spaces open by using clever storage techniques. Buy pieces that can double up or offer additional storage.
5.) Mix bright colors and pieces of art to balance out the grays and blacks of industrial finishes. Colorful rugs, throws, and decorative pieces will really stand out against the minimalism of the room.