Industrial-chic is HUGE these days. If you haven't already noticed (or heard), this dŽcor style has made a grand entrance into the world of interior design with a bang. Furniture have gone rustic, indoor walls gone bricked, and wires, pipes and bulbs are now proudly displaying their bare-nakedness. For the older generation, it doesn't quite make sense to them why we're exposing everything now when what they tried hard to do back then was to conceal and hide. But if the end product is an aesthetically pleasing interior, who's gonna complain?
The Industrial Living Room
You should definitely consider a brick wall in the living room. Whether red or white, make sure you have a few nice exposed pipes and wooden panel flooring.
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What we love: The many wall clocks. The room makes us feel as if we've fallen into a time tunnel. Good thing they ain't cuckoo clocks.
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What we love: The grey walls, the rustic cushions, the use of green and the clever positioning of the factory panel mirror to make the whole room looks bigger.
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What we love: The really high ceiling and the wooden trolley used as a coffee table.
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What we love: The fact that this is an industrial farmhouse! Notice the use of soft elements (floral appliquŽ cushions).
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What we love: The brilliant use of wooden pallets as a makeshift base for a bench.
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What we love: The really eye-catching pictorial image as the backdrop and honeycombed cardboard furniture. This room looks fit for an artist, don't you think so?
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What we love: Vintage X Industrial. Love the use of the trunk as a side table or a coffee table. The posh three-seater definitely standing out.
The Industrial Bedroom
Washed walls are no longer a pipe dream. Say bye to cornice and wallpaper.
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What we love: Absolutely the washed duo colour cement walls!
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What we love: This is going to make you feel you're sleeping in a warehouse Ñ a really nice one that is.
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What we love: A softer industrial chic that is. The use of a chevron print lamp and vibrant wall art too.
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What we love: Absolutely the red metal bed frame and the concrete floor!
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What we love: The really high ceiling and windows. But it gets too hot and sunny here in Singapore. Install blinds around!
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What we love: The exposed pipe that a chandelier is suspended from. The use of softer fabrics also rendered it a softer industrial-chic bedroom we can picture sleeping in. The room isn't very big but it's definitely well put together.
What we love: The eclectic fixtures! And the combined use of red brick walls and wooden panelled ones! This just further shows why wood and brick go hand-in-hand.
The Industrial Kitchen
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What we love: The tiled backsplash that is rendered to look like a brick wall. Brick wall for backsplash can be very difficult to clean so the home owner is really wise to have used tiles.
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What we love: The yellow cabinets that pop! Also loving the idea of using the kitchen counter as a bookshelf! Great use of space there!
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What we love: The beehive tile flooring look
There you go, 29 industrial chic interiors for you. Remember the rules when it comes to industrial décor: raw materials, exposed elements and that goes without saying — a nice brick wall.