How to achieve an industrial climate in the bathroom?
Industrial interiors were born together with apartments in lofts - old, post-industrial buildings in the middle of a big city. It's expressiveness, metropolitan spirit, sharp, dark colours and strong patterns. The high, spacious and window-filled premises in the former factory halls allow for such decoration. However, it is possible to furnish an industrial room even in an ordinary, small flat.
The key is the right furniture, colours and accessories. How to create an industrial bathroom?
Just take a look around the city streets to see what inspires fans of this unusual style. Concrete on the floor and walls, even uncovered, will be perfect as a base. However, concrete floors in the bathroom can be difficult to clean - they can be covered with tiles made of tempered, clear glass. Thanks to this, it will retain its aesthetic value and gain in functionality. If the bathroom is located in an old red brick building, it is worth considering forging a wall and uncovering the original building. Sometimes photo wallpapers work well, but you have to be careful with them - the industrial style does not tolerate kitsch and pretending. The wallpaper must be really great quality, otherwise it is better to give up. Leading colours? Grey, black, brown, brick, with the addition of yellow and shades of orange.
Metal and concrete are leading materials also in the field of additives. When choosing decorations, you should be inspired by the street, alleys and factories. Simple clocks, metal stools and nets, an old car license plate or a warning road sign look great. If it is possible to discover and expose pipes or other parts of the installation, the better! Ventilation grille with a fan, copper water supply system, heat pipes painted in bright colours are perfect decorations for industrial bathrooms. The leitmotif is always a factory hall, a technical room or just a street, without any embellishments.
It is best to bet on simplicity. Shower cubicle with glass walls, in angular shape, metal baskets for utensils and lighting - bare bulbs or technical lamps in metal grilles. Industrial style is not cosy, soft materials, bright and warm accents do not match it. The best solution here is to save decorations, although they can be quite imaginative. For industrial bathrooms a special mixer is also created - angular, geometric, made of metal or concrete. These additives create a special urban, dark and industrial climate.