Raw materials such as plywood, waxed concrete, lime, or even metal are at the heart of new trends in the house. Behind this craze for irregular, imperfect textures actually hide the revival of the industrial style. Long confined to loft-type housing, “the industrial” has become particularly popular in recent years with the development of glass roofs in all types of interior – a partitioning borrowed from artists ‘studios and workers’ factories of the last century. Because if the industrial style is so attractive, it is because it has a real temperament: materials often take precedence over color, giving substance to the decor. So many reasons that make it an ideal atmosphere in the living room. Tower of
Dialogue of materials in this industrial living room
Just take a look at the dominant materials in this living room to understand its industrial influences. The waxed concrete that runs throughout the room sets the tone, simply warmed by plywood fittings – also called “bat pin”. No need to paint the walls in colors with such elements, the materials are sufficient on their own. Only the furniture contrasts the industrial atmosphere of the place with more cozy textures like velvet.
A stay in the heart of an artist’s studio
The industrial style is naturally required in buildings with a telling background; as much to say that a former artist’s studio cannot deny its origins. The very history of this building has nourished the raw decoration of the living room, between a matt black fireplace and designer furniture. Here, everything invites us to look up to admire the canopy of the roof restored for the occasion. An atypical architecture, which in itself infuses the industrial character of the interior.
A beautiful high ceiling in the living room
The industrial style draws its source from the workers ‘ factories of the United States. Then converted into a loft, the buildings retained their original characteristics, and in particular the oversized roofs. A cathedral-type ceiling height, therefore, makes it possible to fully embrace this style of decoration without effort. Refining the decor as much as possible is essential to emphasize the height. White walls, discreet furniture, the most important thing is to guide the gaze upwards – this is why drop pendant lights are about.
The loft spirit embodied in a family living room
Who said that the character of the industrial style was incompatible with the warmth of a family living room? In this Bordeaux house, the metallic touches provided by the beams, the chimney flue, and the glass roof naturally enhance the loft-inspired profile. Preserving comfort, however, was essential for the small tribe who live there: large fabric sofas and rocking chairs injected a cozy air into the living room. Successful bet!
An industrial living room thanks to the brick wall
When you have the chance to benefit from a brick wall at home, it is essential to enhance it. Also, we advise you to avoid garish colors on the adjoining walls where they risk distracting the attention from the main asset. In this contemporary living room, the brick partition is highlighted by a discreet sofa, which blends into the clear palette of the decor. The industrial spirit is simply reinforced by a metal sideboard in the style of workers’ lockers, and a reclaimed-inspired coffee table.
Playing with textured paint for an undesirable effect
Adding character to a custom-made layout is not very complicated. Strict lines are already appropriate for an industrial style in the living room – but the best option is to swap the medium doors for an embossed coating. A textured paint, like concrete or tadelakt (a traditional Moroccan plaster-stucco) gives a real personality to the room. The rest of the furniture can thus play the card of simplicity, by focusing on minimalist cuts.
Broc spirit for this industrial show
It is not necessary to follow the codes of a style to the letter for a successful decoration. Revisiting the Indus to the second degree thus makes it possible to breathe a more personal touch into one’s home. The metal beams of this Parisian living room have been painted white to soften their visual impact on the living room environment since here it is the antique elements that rule. A coffee table probably recovered from a farm, a luminous star once a storefront, the industrial atmosphere also feeds on mixtures. A happy melting pot to take as an example.
Betting on dark colors for an industrial-style living room
We often think of raw materials to infuse an industrial atmosphere into your home, yet they are not the only ones to have an impact. Thus dark colors, midnight blue, anthracite gray, or even pine green, are particularly recommended. They naturally give character to the living room, while creating a cozy atmosphere. Be careful, however, when laying these deep paintings: if the living room in question lacks light, it is better to concentrate the color on the main wall but keep the other partitions immaculate.
An exposed frame in the living room
The very architecture of a place can be enough to embrace an industrial look. Instead of covering the reinforcement structures, frames, and other support beams (like IPNs), they are proudly displayed as a major asset of the decor. These elements in natural wood or metal contribute to the creation of a raw atmosphere in the living room. All that remains is to enhance them with accessories, such as lighting directed towards the frame, or even a plant.to falling foliage, attached directly to the joists.
The undue cachet of a former post house
Transforming a service building into a dwelling offers the possibility of preserving (or not) the vestiges of this ancient life. In this coaching inn converted into a family duplex, the owners have chosen to sublimate the original Bordeaux stones with an industrial-inspired decoration. The metal staircase, the exposed beam, but also the furniture between gray and white underline the authenticity of the bare wall. The stones with ocher reflections thus become the main room in the living room.
Black, the star of industrial decoration
All decoration styles have reference colors. The bohemian tendencies draw happy in sun orange and red pallets, while industrial domestic feed on deep tones. We naturally think of gray, but the black also plays a key role in the development of an undue lounge. This characterful color echoes the metal elements that are regularly found in this type of environment, and in fact, contribute to the character of the decor. By the way, the black paint creates depth, a significant asset in small living rooms.
The industrial spirit invites itself even in the old
The industrial style is a formidable ally to modernize a rather dated interior. Completely renovated with raw materials – poplar plywood, concrete leveling – this traditional Bordeaux stall has found a second lease of life thanks to contemporary fittings, without losing its authenticity. The ceiling culminating at 7 meters high alone allows expressing the new identity of the place. It almost feels like living in an old factory or fabric factory with such architecture.
A living room with workshop accents
It is essential to give character to recent construction in order to make it it’s own and put an end to the impression of “model accommodation” that entirely white interiors can produce. The best thing is to intervene on the very structure of the room, here the living room, with a flagship element of contemporary furnishings: the glass roof. Replacing traditional windows with glazed frames can turn the atmosphere of a place upside down in a snap. No need for painting or complex layouts, the living room takes on the air in contact with the glass roofs. To think about achieving your industrial look hands down.
Copper breathes an industrial vibe into the living space
This Australian living room is proof that one detail can change everything when it comes to decorating. The room in question has adopted an industrial profile in the blink of an eye in contact with the copper, and this although the walls have remained immaculate, and a new parquet covers the floor. The light installation made from copper pipes is a nod to the old conduits that once stood in this converted factory. Running from one end of the living room to the other, this copper network gives all its personality to the interior.
The industrial style feeds on mixtures
It is also possible to let your creative spirit speak to imagine an industrial living room. The style goes perfectly with the antique furniture and the homemade elements. A coffee table made from wooden pallets, a recycled milk jug as a vase for dried flowers, or even cymbals transposed into decorative suspensions, recycling works wonders in the living room. Especially since these well-thought-out DIYs naturally give a raw spirit to the decoration. So why deny it?
Industrial atmosphere thanks to the metallic fireplace
Inviting metal into your interior is a great way to initiate an industrial decoration. And if we think above all about joists, it is possible to adopt this flagship material of the style via other elements. A contemporary fireplace or a stove can do the trick – as long as this fireplace is highlighted in the living room. We choose a model large enough to capture the eye, and we avoid garish paintings in the background which may distract attention. Some reminders of metal via the accessories- lights, trinkets, or frames – provide the final touch.
Focus on an accent wall for a living room with character
The industrial spirit comes first and foremost through the choice of materials. So rather than covering all the partitions with neutral or colored paint, it is advisable to preserve at least one wall in the rough state. The charm of old bricks or irregular stones is thus revealed by contrast. It is also a great alternative to highlight the history of a building, whether it results from a former workshop or from a building formerly dedicated to workers.
An industrial living room in an open plan
When the living room invites itself into a completely open living space, the task is made easier. The industrial style is readily nourished by large open-plan rooms that readily recall the silhouette of New York lofts where this style of decoration was born. However, the furniture must accentuate this impression, by focusing on pieces with a marked temperament. The club chairs or the wooden tables patinated for example go well with industrial atmospheres. Better to think twice before trashing this furniture of yesteryear.
Exotic notes turn the living room upside down
Imagining a living room with a less distinctive industrial style is quite possible. Anchored in a former artist’s studio, this living space takes advantage of the character of the original glass roof, pierced in the mansard roof of the building. The codes of the industrial are however softened by the resolutely exotic accents of the furniture. Natural materials such as velvet, cotton, or caning thus temper the coldness of the metal. In the same way, yellow and blue (two strong colors) make it possible to break with the classic range of industrial interiors.
Play of textures in the living room
It can be good to accentuate the industrial spirit infused by a brick wall, especially in a living room where the other walls have certain neutrality. While some concentrate their efforts on small decoration and furniture, others use daring arrangements to achieve the desired result. Framing the grid openings (windows and doors combined) in a trellis-style naturally reinforces the undue accents of the interior architecture. We can also imagine sliding copper strips on the base or edge of the ceiling to enhance the living room.