The industrial style and how to get it

There is no doubt the industrial style is here to stay, and done right, this edgy, bold and urban style of interior door can remain timeless in most property interiors. The industrial style is not just for conversions of old warehouses or lofts. It can extend to your interior decor, accessories, lighting, and windows and doors externally and internally. Here are our tips and general advice on the industrial style and how to pull it off successfully.

Incorporating Industrial style Decor into Your Home

industrial style concept showing a sliding wood door, metal and glass.
A concept showing the various colours, textures and materials that are all perfect for industrial-style decor.

Study most interior design trends around the industrial style and it is true, this trend follow some simple principles of minimalism, function, and the urban or utilitarian look. The European influences around this style can also be known as Swedish or Danish, Scandi, Hygge, and Crittall®, which our interior and exterior collections take inspiration from.

The other key elements of the industrial style and authentic look are the materials. Metals, exposed concrete, wood in the right shades, glass, steel and brickwork. Any of these elements contribute to getting the industrial style. If your property can take it, exposed pipes, beams, original flooring and brickwork all contribute to incorporating the industrial style successfully into your property renovation project. Additionally, clever use of lighting, whether recessed or prominent, ensures you bring attention or subtlety to your rooms.

Why is the industrial look popular?

Industrial design has become increasingly popular in recent years because it provides a minimalistic style, sleek lines and, done right, can be timeless and never date. Perfect for today’s modern homes and lifestyles, whilst being sophisticated in any room.

Bathrooms are natural places for this interior decor style because they tend to be less cluttered. Bedrooms look equally stylish, whether in a family room or the dwelling of a single professional working in the city. Of course, kitchens and living spaces allow even greater scope, because this style is perfect for dividing open-plan spaces with glazed interior screens and partitions.

what are The best industrial look colours?

industrial look bathroom
Industrial, Scandinavian, New York or modern. Black is one of the most popular colours.

The best industrial style colours are typically black with various shades of contemporary grey and brown. These colours are said to be popular because the tones are similar to the natural or industrial materials used, for example metals, wood, brick or concrete. For steel-look interior doors and glazing, black remains the go-to colour, but it works just as well in grey, white or other more muted shades.

The advantage of using muted colours is creating a great backdrop and setting a neutral scene for your chosen furniture, fabrics and accessories. These colours are also said to create a balance to the industrial look adding the touch of softness and calm, essential in living spaces, bathrooms and bedrooms.

Accessories to help you get the industrial look to your property project

There are many options when it comes to accessories that can help you achieve an industrial look. Vintage or industrial furniture, bare lighting, Edison bulbs, exposed materials, reclaimed furniture, and some commercial elements such as a factory or vintage piece of furniture or lighting can add a different dimension.

Look out for accessories that look great and can create a talking point. Stylish clocks, a classic typewriter, period or vintage trunks. Items made of leather, metal, glass, brass or wood all look stylish and work well in the interior space. Antique shops, reclaimed furniture and online auctions are all great places to discover hidden gems.

Aluco – the best industrial style doors and windows you will ever buy

industrial style decor in a surrey kitchen renovation
Photography/Image Credits: Paul Craig and Emma Merry Design

At Aluco, we specialise in hand-crafted exterior industrial style doors and windows and spectacular internal doors, screens and bespoke creations, giving you the best of slimline aluminium and quality glass. Take a look at how Aluco windows and interior doors transformed a property with style and luxury.

Every one of our products promises to work with all the other design elements of your property project, helping you achieve that perfect sense of urban chic, timeless style and a sense of industry, We are confident you’ll find no better glazing, giving you authentic styling and a fantastic atmosphere to any interior space. Contact us today for details of your local Aluco showroom.

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