While it’s hard to get the industrial look in a high-end home due to the nature of industrial design and its warehouse roots, it’s certainly not impossible. And it can create a distinction from other high-end homes, making it stand out to potential buyers looking for something different.
Embrace moody colours. Since industrial tends to favour darker earth tones, the colour scheme for an industrial home can be a lot moodier than you might be used to. Skip anything too bright or light here, and instead stick to greens, browns, greys and dark blues. Of course, you can still have a brighter accent colour to warm things up, just keep it sparse.
Expose the bones. While traditional homes are all about hiding things like pipes, ducts and brick walls, industrial design is all about embracing it and showing off the unique beauty it provides. If your home doesn’t have brick or concrete walls to expose, hire a mason to install it for you.
Forget finishings. Truly industrial homes go for the unfinished look, meaning floors tend to be stripped down wood and polished concrete that can handle more wear and tear. This look allows for natural imperfections and is incredibly easy to maintain no matter how many pets or kids you have running around. If it’s a little too cold, you can warm it up with area rugs made of natural materials.
Make it open concept. Industrial design came from turning warehouses into homes, meaning walls were limited and furniture is instead used to define and separate rooms. Building a home with large rooms and as few walls as possible will ensure the look comes together. If your home was built around a different style you can still make it more industrial by keeping things as minimal as possible and embracing negative space.