There are many types of décor that inspire designers and decorators when creating their projects: Mediterranean, rustic, boho, Nordic, minimalist styles, etc. In this post we tell you all there is to know about one of the trend-setting styles of recent years: the industrial style.
This decorative trend has some specific features that give any space an innovative, technological and contemporary feel. Although it tends to be a benchmark for decorating indoor spaces, it can also be applied to outdoor spaces, thereby creating a more striking and original terrace.
If you want to discover the origins and features of this style and find out which Ezpeleta furniture best suits these types of spaces, keep reading this blog.
The industrial style does not have a specific date for its creation, nor a pioneer designer. It emerged from a series of trends and ideas during the middle of the 20th century. This decorative style is closely related to the atmosphere of New York at that time, where young artists restored old factories and warehouses as places to live in and develop their professional activities in the world of art.
Today, this style, influenced by the decorative trends of the United States, can be seen in many lofts and apartments throughout the world. However, it is not just used in homes, as it is increasingly found in establishments, stores, terraces and restaurants. In fact, the industrial style is one of the most “instagrammable” and “aesthetic” styles.
The industrial style is characterised by always opting for open and very unobstructed spaces with high ceilings. Because of this, large windows are important.. As for the decorative elements, these are highlighted by pieces which have a rusty and worn appearance, and while we’re talking about materials, iron, steel, concrete and terracotta-coloured brick are the most widely used.
There are some key points to keep in mind for these types of spaces:
The colour wheel for the industrial style is characterised by being neutral and restrained to prevent colours from creating sharp contrasts, as the structures and the furniture should create all the visual impact. Therefore, you shouldn’t be afraid to use a lot of black, grey or brown, as these are the most suitable colours for this style of décor.
A key aspect of this style is to not be afraid of showing structures, such as pipework, bricks, beams installations, etc. because displaying these elements is part of the essence of this type of décor.
Materials are mixed to create spaces with personality and originality, where nature and the urban style can coexist in harmony. Wood and plants are combined with the concrete and bricks. In this way, a balance can be found between the warmth of the natural materials and the simplicity of the industrial elements.
These spaces seek a sense of order and balance combined with vintage elements, such as rustic pieces: vinyl, advertising posters from the 1920s, recycled objects, suitcases, records, pallets, etc. This type of décor is closely linked to the art world: music, painting, graphic design, cinema, etc.
If, after finding out more about this style of décor you want to give your outdoor project this look, we give you four tips and recommend four Ezpeleta products to furnish it with:
1. Pay attention to the background wall of your outdoor space, as wood and stone or brick cladding will give your terrace an industrial appearance.
2. Opt for lighting using small lanterns or vintage lamps that give out a warm light. They are a real hit for this type of décor.
3. Plants are essential for breaking away from the simple style of the furniture. They bring a natural feel and a touch of colour to any space.
4. Use decorative metal objects, such as candle holders, ashtrays or napkin holders. These types of materials are ideal for an industrial setting.
In terms of chairs, the Ezpeleta models that are most suitable for this style are ATTIC and ROD. Our ATTIC high stool is perfect for state-of-the-art and urban settings, while our ROD chair with its lacquered aluminium structure, perfectly suits industrial décor. If you are looking for a chair for your indoor space, the upholstered ROD PAD chair is the best choice.
When it comes to tables, the URBAN and RODAS models are the most commonly used. The high URBAN table blends well with our high stool and is the trendy item of furniture for the city lounge terrace. Alternatively, the RODAS table with its tubular steel structure will provide the finishing touch to industrial-style outdoor spaces.