The industrial style, a classic? That is true! But he does not forget to renew himself regularly. The trend that has the wind in its sails these days is the “factory” atmosphere, which skillfully mixes the loft and factory world. To adopt it, nothing could be simpler: you need to bet on a few sure values. Here are 15 ideas for creating a resolutely modern industrial show!
The base of the “factory” atmosphere is the coverings: the floor and walls of the living room are decisive! To find inspiration, we look to the side of the New York industrial loft, favoring raw and weathered materials, focusing on three basics: brick, parquet, and waxed concrete.
Have you invested in something new, or are you staying in recent accommodation? Of course, straight walls are more a sign of a job well done … but this configuration, a little too wise, also lacks a little character to set up an industrial living room! The work of the soil and the walls then becomes essential. No need to panic: there is no need to embark on major renovation work to succeed!
On the floor, you can opt for porcelain stoneware tiles with parquet effect or waxed concrete: it is certainly cooler to the touch. But it’s also cheaper and easier to maintain.
Even simpler and more economical: flexible flooring, linotype. Far from the “cheap” linoleum of the 1970s, we are currently unearthing compelling models, imitating many materials.
On the walls, we are betting on the great trend of the moment: non-woven wallpaper. Easy to hang – paste the wall and apply the wallpaper – it allows you to quickly revamp a simple plaster wall and transform it into a wall full of character. Natural stone effect or waxed concrete work well. But the essence of the industrial living room remains the brick effect wallpaper.
What color for an industrial salon? Shades of gray, black, and white seem unmissable. We prefer a white brick pattern or a mix of red brick and coating-cement for a bright space.
For a chic industrial living room, we dare the more sophisticated nuances. The top of the trend: the duck blue industrial living room! For warmer decor, you can opt for a burgundy industrial living room. In order not to overdo it – and to concoct a cocooning industrial living room – you can combine raw materials with matte paint, favoring rich colors.
A classic, the Chesterfield sofa? That is true. In an industrial living room, however, it brings a vintage touch and… deliciously trendy! For an even more cocoon effect, you can dare the colored velvet version.
The good idea? Play with colors and materials by combining a sofa and mismatched armchairs. The charm of leather, the comfort of velvet: a combination that works wonders in a living room with a “factory” spirit!
The other essential piece in an industrial living room is, of course, the coffee table. The combination of raw wood and metal still works. The model that hits the mark every time? The industrial coffee table on casters, of course!
Industrial-style shelves, bookcases, and TV cabinets are also needed. But watch out for the total look! Indeed, decoration brands are happy to design complete collections with a uniform look. Do not hesitate to show unfaithfulness and to associate, for example, a TV cabinet taken from one collection and the shelf taken from another: the “factory” spirit will be all the more authentic!
Depending on the dimensions of the living room, you can adopt one or more floor lamps – in this case, we always forget about symmetry and uniformity to combine different models. Model inspired by a photo studio or a metallurgical factory: these lights will allow you to refine the personality of your industrial living room!
The emblematic equipment of industrial decoration is undoubtedly the glass roof. If the living room configuration does not lend itself to this, do not panic: bet on a mirror! An even smarter option as the mirror is available from the small model to the XXL format!
Hanging on the wall or placed on the floor. The window mirror is all the more appreciable as it boosts the light and enlarges the space: the best in an industrial living room of modest dimensions!
For discreet window dressing, the ideal is to choose curtains that let light through, favoring metal rings or clips. Depending on the room’s orientation, however, it may be wise to opt for more blackout models.
To create an industrial living room that looks like you, think about original decorative accessories. We, therefore, forget the XXL clock, which has had its day, and we replace it with more original accessories.
The current trend is to travel. A pretty world map will be perfect for distilling a touch of exoticism and a little spirit of adventure in your “factory” living room.
The final touch? For an impeccable industrial living room, do not forget to equip the luminaires with pretty bulbs by opting for models that are as decorative by day as by night!