Though industrial bedrooms might take a backseat to the more popular decorating styles, such as minimalism and bohemian, the reality is that it’s just as trendy and has been for years. Here’s everything you need to know about transforming your space into an industrial haven.
These buildings had high ceilings, open floor plans and received a generous amount of natural light.
Simultaneously, major cities, such as New York City, became increasingly populated and many residents were on the hunt for cheap living spaces.
To address the housing shortage, industrial areas and old warehouses were converted into residential buildings. However, instead of stripping these industrial buildings of their character, many tenants, particularly artists and savvy homeowners, chose to celebrate the utilitarian style by keeping the key elements intact.
Simply put, industrial bedroom design is largely inspired by the no-frills look found in factories and warehouses. Exposed brick walls practically go hand-in-hand with industrial spaces, making them a bedroom staple. You can still achieve the industrial bedroom of your dreams with removable wallpaper.
If the deep red brick is too much of a statement, you can also opt for white brick walls to achieve an industrial bedroom look that’s subtly inspired by minimalism.
You can also opt for an exposed concrete look or add a dramatic flair by painting an accent wall black. A large mattress can easily overwhelm your room, making everything look cramped instead of cozy.
However, when shopping for mattresses, be sure to also take other factors into account, including your lifestyle and sleeping needs. Metal, wood, and brick are all key components of industrial style that fit together seamlessly.
The key to achieving a cozy industrial bedroom is experimenting with textures.
Alternatively, you can even forgo buying new furniture entirely by upcycling your existing ones. All you need to do is give your furniture a fresh coat of paint and distress it with sandpaper.