Industrial design moves into the suburbs

Feb 25 2011

Incorporating industrial design is a trendy design choice that could add personality to your living space.
Incorporating industrial design is a trendy design choice that could add personality to your living space.
The workers who staffed factories and warehouses of the early 20th century would have never imagined that their workplaces would inspire one of the hottest style trends of the past decade. Industrial styling including exposed bricks, restored metal chairs and cabinets, and industrial lighting has left the chic loft apartments of urban areas and worked its way into the interior design of suburbia, according to The Daily Journal.

Industrial flair is an easy style to incorporate into your home, as the rough edges of the style can blend perfectly into a modern home. Try putting an industrial lamp over a plush chair or a vintage piece of machinery on a coffee table. Whatever you do, make sure to put small accents throughout your home to stay consistent.

"That last thing you want to do is walk into a Colonial house and have one room look like an East Village loft and others looking like Colonial Williamsburg," Betsy Burnham, a Los Angeles-based designer, told the news source.

Window treatments are also a valuable way to manipulate light to your advantage. Try a set of wood blinds to provide warmth and personality against your new industrial accents.  
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