Before the outbreak of Coronavirus, when we used to be able to visit shops and bars, industrial design was incredibly popular. We’re all very much looking forward to being able to visit our favourite places again and enjoy the minimal decor, but if you can’t wait that long, what not bring this style to your home? It can bring an interesting look to your house or apartment, and with relatively little cost or fuss. We’ve collected some of our favourite pieces below to get you started on your industrial journey.
Knurled Pendant Lighting
Knurled engraving has become very popular in recent years and combined with a strip LED bulb like the one in the picture, gives a stylish and hard wearing look.
This is a great example of how industrial design doesn’t have to mean cheap, and it doesn’t mean you have to compromise. Whilst this pendant has stripped back the light shade and frivolities, it stands beautifully in its own right without those things.
Find this pendant light here at Buster + Punch.
Easy Fit Caged Light Shade
If you’re looking to spruce up an existing fitting then this light shade makes a great impression, adding an industrial accent without having to call on the help of an electrician. Adding parts like this can help you slowly transition to an industrial feel. It’s not too bold, it fits with other styles, and it’s not too expensive. This style is almost a halfway house, with many cafes and art galleries opting for a similar style. We like the amount of light it lets through and actually even by just getting a nicer bulb, you can make a big difference to a fixture without breaking the bank.
To take a look at this and other light shades, visit Dunelm here.
Industrial Tripod Lamp
We love this lamp. It’s a real feature and it’s bang on the style when it come to an industrial look in the home. Fitted with an adjustable head and a dimmer, this lamp is also practical, allowing you to create a range of effects depending on the time of day or the task at hand. This example is much cleaner than some of the floor lamps out there, with a tidy black paint job covering the majority of the surface, leaving a distressed effect on the inside of the shade.
Lamp and Light are stocking this now, so head over to the website here.
Quirky Robot Table Lamp
Now it’s not for everyone, but this cool robot desk lamp has a bold take on industrial style, using pipes and bolts to create a piece that’s full of character. Some of the accompanying piece in the picture also use elements of this style, almost looking like they’ve been upcycled from a scrapyard. Cool, but like I say, not to everyone’s taste.
You can find it through Lit Fad here.
The industrial look has only got better over time since designers have started to create more and more beautiful designs, evolving the stark and often utility styles of early interiors. Some industrial styled rooms can even look quite refined. The style is often popular in modern apartments, with many occupying old factories and units that retain some of that heritage throughout. Whatever your preference though, anyone can experiment with industrial style and design, no matter where they live.