Industrial/utilitarian interior style
The utilitarian/industrial interior style is characterized by its utilitarian look and the use of rough materials. A typical industrial style can be recognized by its unfinished appearance, with lots of open space, vintage-looking furniture, and industrial influences.
Creating an industrial interior
If you want to give your interior an industrial look, keep the space open and uncluttered. By leaving bricks, scaffold tubes, metal and concrete exposed in your interior, you create an unfinished look which perfectly encapsulates this interior style. Next, fill the room with a few great eye-catching pieces and use utilitarian materials.
In the utilitarian/industrial interior style, robust items and unfinished materials such as steel, concrete, stone, and rough wood abound. These materials are used in vintage-looking furniture, industrial lighting, and utilitarian living accessories. Furniture in this interior style has character, is well-used, and has a history. It’s all about showcasing this!
An industrial interior is often anything but colourful. The colour of the materials determine the colour palette. Colours like black, grey, and brown abound. Avoid your interior looking cold by combining the cool industrial colours with warm earthy tones, such as brown, cognac, and army green. Graphic elements, such as letters and patterns, are popular in this interior style.
The utilitarian/industrial style appeals to people who harbour a secret desire to live in an old factory building, school, or other industrial property. The atmosphere created by this interior style is that of a New York loft apartment. What really appeals to the target group about this trend are the utilitarian feel and the open spaces in which they can display their eye-catching industrial items. The character and history of the products is important, and the customer is prepared to pay more for this.