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The Right Way to Designing Industrial Interior Design

Maximum of the people will try to minimize the exposure of the pipelines and wirings so that the interiors look clean and well groomed. But when you come across a house where there are such pipelines especially exposed at the ceiling, and there is an unfinished look to the house, do not get confused. It can be the industrial style interior design that is recently getting quite popular among people.

There are so many modern interior design options that are coming up lately and the industrial look is one of them.

Thinking of how to get it? Here is a list of some of the important features that can help you get a perfect industrial style interior design for your home.

5 Key Elements of Industrial Interior Design

Surfaces Of Metal And Wood

Just the exposed ducts and pipes are not there to offer an industrial-style interior look to the house. There are also many other things that can be done such as by making use of a combination of metal and wood. A wooden table surrounded by metal chairs can offer the exact look that is expected. Again in the kitchen, having a countertop of stainless steel can also offer such an industrial look.

Designing Industrial Interior Design - Living Room
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To offer your kitchen a commercial look, you can have cabinets also of the stainless steel. The combination of the exposed ducts along with the stainless steel kitchen set up surely offers an impression of a kitchen that has an industrial influence.

Of course, do not forget about other important things such as the refrigerator of stainless steel shade, the shelves, and many others to complete the look.

When talked about the washroom, the use of the right color can provide it an amazing industrial look. Installing stainless steel accessories and providing a shade of gray can complete the look of your washroom.


The Industrial theme leans heavily towards the greys, browns and neutral colors. They rely on the materials for their natural color and character. Bring in light using light greys, whites and blond or neutral wood. Combine these with darker greys and blacks in limited areas. Keep the bold colors to areas you want to call attention to or make a statement.

Ducts And Pipes Exposed

Of course, one of the main features that actually displayed the industrial design is the exposing of the ducts and pipes at the ceiling. It is said that years ago, many of the factories were taken up for residential purposes and hence the construction was done in it leaving the ducts and pipes as it is. The structures always reminded the people staying in the house about the original concept of the place.

Though it all began as a necessity, soon it started to gain popularity and became a new trend. There are new styles that are being evolved such as the all-white walls and ceilings are great for such look because the metal ducts look great on such white shade as a contrast.

Designing Industrial Interior Design - Exposed Ducting and Piping
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Apart from the ceilings, another feature is the presence of metal accessories on the walls of the room. People who wish to have such industrial style interior design also get metal pipes that can be used as shelves on the walls.

These wall metal hangings are something that is quite often noticed in the maritime industries. They have a finish of nickel polish and look great again with white walls as the background. Whether it is a place where you wish to keep your important accessories or just wish to display some of the antiques, it can offer a great option in both the ways.


An open plan defines the industrial style like no other element, keeping in line with the original industrial architecture. Open plans with high ceilings make the house appear more spacious. Choose to define areas or break up the space using furniture like a bookcase or an island kitchen, thereby maintaining the look while not making the rooms look massive.

Furniture And Other Accessories

It is quite much known that the furniture options available in the industry are mainly made of metal or wood. The vintage design of the furniture is something that attracts attention. Using metal chairs without cushions or a combination of both wood and metal can provide a perfect result. Also, the use of stools in different places can also do justice to the look.
These stools are available in different forms such as stainless steel with a slight cushioning or even at times a lightweight counter stool.

Designing Industrial Interior Design - Kitchen
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What about the storage cabinets apart from those under the countertops? There are many to choose from and one of the most famous ones is the laboratory storage cabinet of stainless steel that was being used somewhere in the 1930s.

Thus, to get an industrial style interior design, there are so many different ideas that one can have. With a combination of a number of different ideas, the right look can be surely achieved without much of an expense.

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