Perhaps you have looked through magazines about architecture and interior designs or browsed through the internet to find some inspiring ideas for your home. Either way, you got the urge to make some changes in your home décor and freshen up the look. Since trends come and go, lately we see many modern trends with certain blends from styles of the past. The reason for this is because people appreciate the charm of the past. As we know “the past is a foreign country” so this is what brought to the appearance of the industrial style that is continuously growing in popularity.
Industrial furniture was not exactly meant to be a distinct style back in the days of the first factories and mills, or those during the world wars, and its rawness was combined and designed both because of safety reasons (fears of fire) and money related issues. People needed simplicity and functionality. If you are a fan of history and literature that has to do with Georgian and Victorian eras, watching “costume dramas” is part of your repertoire. A classic such as the TV adaptation of Gaskell’s North and South takes us back to the industry driven England where we its influence on people’s daily lives and lifestyles. With the right set of industrial furniture, you can have a touch of Mr. Thornton’s mill in your living room.
When you decide you want to give your home the change that would leave people in awe, look no further than industrial bits and pieces. You will easily find vintage industrial furniture when you do a little search online, and pick the pieces to your taste and measure. The great thing about such shopping is you can read through the descriptions of products and check their size so you will know if a certain piece can find its place in your home – the last thing you need is buying something you love only to see you do not have the needed space for it.
The beauty of vintage industrial furniture style lies in not being obliged to buy several elements, but you can do all the magic even with just a single one. This is why you have to find that piece that can match your current furnishing, be it a kitchen cabinet, a dining table or a wardrobe. The essence of the industrial flair mixes nature with sturdiness, so the beauty is in combining it with natural details and the more worn out and aged the look, the bigger the charm.
The industrial style carries with it a balance by not being too warm or too cold, and the clean lines and features make for easy decorating as well as maintaining clean. Even if your décor is elegant, sophisticated, traditional or minimalist, you can spice it up with some industrial chicness.