One of the most popular interior design trends that has stood the test of time (and potential over saturation on Instagram feeds!) is the Industrial look. A simple concept but it’s not always straightforward to pull off, here I’ll go through the key points that you should be covering to easily give your bedroom that seriously cool Industrial vibe!
Okay so your landlord (or partner) might not approve if you cover your bedroom walls in concrete, or strip all the plaster off to reveal a brickwork feature wall, but there are many other tips and tricks to get that trendy industrial interior. Yes, that’s right, you could transform your two-bed semi into a stylish New York City Studio apartment (unfortunately, not literally) with a few basic design features…
I’ll be starting with our obvious favourite – the bed. The focal point of any bedroom and most likely your largest item of furniture in the space, it’s important that the bed fits the Industrial theme for the whole look to work. Industrial style is all about that “warehouse look” using raw materials contrasting with your usual soft furnishings. We think a low wooden bed fits the bill perfectly, especially low “floating” styles such as the Kyoto Collection, for a more minimal style, check out the Ki bed base. For a statement piece the Oregon and the Kulu make a real feature of your chosen timber, the addition of the built in bedside shelves on the Kulu eliminates the need for bedside tables for a cleaner feel.
You can also have your bed finished in Black for the ultimate dark and cosy effect. If you have the height in your bedroom, take a look at the Highland or Orchid 4 poster beds. The Black Orchid is a solid oak canopy bed with a black lacquer finish – the modern, rectilinear design works brilliantly in a modern, industrial loft space.
Perhaps the most important element to this design is the materials used – a combination of Brick, Wood, Concrete and Metal is essential.
The most vital material to achieve the industrial look is metal, especially in use with lighting – we love the Shelfie for this look, it ticks all the boxes; metal, perfect for a filament bulb and can be used as a floating bedside table! Another added bonus is that the base of the light is completely detachable and magnetic, so you can customize the shelf by having the light wherever you like! Available in Soft White or Grey so fits well with any colour scheme.
While we’re talking about metal accents… we couldn’t not mention the new Ethnicraft Monolit range! The perfect contrast between natural Oak and stunning lacquered metal, I personally love the contrast between black metal and natural Oak, but there are a few different finishes to these items – Natural Oak and Black, Natural Oak and White, Black Oak and Black. This range brings a contemporary feel to any space and adds and edgy element that fits the Industrial design theme. The Monolit range looks great with most of our solid oak beds – from the Sonora or Malabar, to the softer lines of the new Camden bed.
The Ligna range from Ethnicraft is another good option – this time the metal elements have a polished finish – a good choice if you have chrome or polished steel details in your bedroom (such as light-switches, handles and photo-frames).
Don’t forget your accessories! Although minimalism is the way to go with all trends these days, it’s not always practical for everyday life. Just make sure that any pieces you have on display add to the feel of the room. Use black mirrors and picture frames, concrete pots and accessories, we love the Prisma frames and black framed storage mirrors for this scheme.
Colour scheming is also very important – stick to Neutrals like ivory, grey and browns, or go bold and use a monochrome theme. I love the look of linen bedding in these spaces; it has a natural texture and feels luxurious to sleep in. If you can’t stretch to linen then the Chambray bedding is also a strong contender, it has a slight pattern to the material, which gives a depth to the overall look. You also can’t go wrong with classic, pure cotton 600 or 1000 thread count bedding!
So, whether you’re looking to add a few little touches or a complete bedroom overhaul, hopefully you have found some inspiration in this post for a new Industrial bedroom look.
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