Have you been considering jumping on the industrial modern bandwagon? Perhaps you would like to add a couple of items that embrace the much revered style of design or just have your whole room redone. Just like any other approach that there is in interior design, this one too does have its law book and the process of making it work. But, it also requires a little bit of creativity which is where most people falter. If you’re looking to adopt the industrial modern here are a couple of tips that will point you in the right direction and channel your creativity through the proper path.
Texture adds character
There is a reason why aged furniture, exposed walls and pipes work so well with industrial modern. They bring in texture which is very important. Wear and tear, bumps and knocks or even peeled paint makes it look more raw and natural. Getting used and old furniture to repurpose might be hard but, frequenting furniture auctions and thrift shops could help you get the items you need. And of course, industrial furniture can always be bought online or in speciality stores.
Unlikely pieces add personality and creativity
The best thing about industrial modern is that frequently, crazy when used the right way becomes genius. There are piece that would make people think you’re crazy to have in your home. But, in this case, some cheap, and cheerful fix can be the tipping scale to give your house the look that you want. Old scissors, light bulbs, tea-light candles and even glass jars filled with string may all sound out of place but with industrial modern, that is a stroke of creativity. The point is, creativity is highly welcome.
Always repurpose furniture
Just because it has gotten creaky doesn’t mean you should throw it. The first (or maybe the second) rule of industrial modern is to repurpose. If you didn’t notice, there is a lot of emphasis that goes into getting old pieces that have been run down and have father time rubbed all over them. Instead of throwing away the creaky chair, you can use it to make other mind blowing pieces. You can dismantle it and make photo frames out of it.
The repurposing does not end with furniture. Anything that can be used differently is welcome. You can opt to have your glass vases store different strings of yarn. You will be surprised by how far the creativity can take you.
Knock down walls and create more space
One of the biggest aspects of the industrial modern is that it advocates for more and better space. Open space is the way to go. As opposed to having many rooms, you can knock down a couple of walls to make the rooms multifunctional while offering you more space to work with and live.
Industrial modern is about being creative, trying out things that people think are unconventional and are not part of interior design. Having the right tips to help guide you as you make the changes to your home will be a great asset. The last thing you want is to warm up to the excitement and do a little too much and upset the balance. By following these tips, you should be able to nail the look.