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How To Get The Industrial Bathroom Look Just Right
One of the most enduringly popular design aesthetics is the industrial look, first coming to the fore in none other than New York City back in the 1950s… and now it can be found in domestic and commercial properties the entire world over!
It’s not hard to see why, since it’s a particularly stylish design concept and one that’s particularly easy to achieve at home, with just a few touches here and there.
In fact, you don’t have to overhaul your bathroom in order to give the look a nod - a few little updates and quick wins, and you’ll soon start to feel as though you’re in an airy loft space in downtown Brooklyn.
If you want to start off small, adopting a soft industrial look could be a good move, as the aesthetic can be quite harsh if not done well, so you want to make sure that you like it and that it works with the rest of your home.
The look is characterised by strong, touch materials and finishes, as well as contrasting light and dark, so start here and see where your inspiration takes you.
But, if you’re feeling brave and want to go the whole hog immediately, the quickest and most immediate way to start your industrial transformation is to have an exposed brick wall in your bathroom.
This is a hugely popular look and it’s very simple to achieve - you could even consider using brick effect wallpaper if you’re not sure if it’s right for you. That way, you can test the look out and see how you like it before doing any serious DIY work.
As for your colour palette, you’ll often see grey cropping up in industrial design moodboards, but make sure you don’t go for anything smooth or sleek, as the industrial style is rough and textured - so bear this in mind for the rest of your walls and your flooring. Concrete is always a good choice!
Subway tiles are also a brilliant option for the industrial look as they’re reminiscent of utilitarian railway stations - so see where you can incorporate these. The shower is a good place to begin, especially if you don’t want to go heavy with tiling in the space.
As for your fixtures and fittings, think metallics like copper, brass and gold. These will really pop because you’ll have gone quite sparse and pared back with your other design decisions. Exposed pipework in copper can also look surprisingly beautiful, so this is something to consider, as well.
We’d love to see your industrial designs at home and see what you’ve achieved, so get in touch to show us your interior design schemes. And, if you’re looking for heavy duty mirror fixings right now, you know we’ve got your bases covered there, as well!