Perhaps it's about time you decide to have a bathroom upgrade, and you want something modern, creative yet efficiently practical. In that case, an industrial bathroom is for you! This unique aesthetic pays attention to basic beauty, stripping away unnecessary frills while making best use of function. It is a design concept widely chosen by contemporary homes all around the globe, and luckily, it appears that it will never go out of style. Take a page from this look and recreate a classic, intelligent new design for your bathroom. Oh, and take note; an industrial bathroom doesn't require much expense. As long as you understand its concept, you can easily overhaul your private corner into a smart, versatile space.
1) Pipes are pretty:
Gone are the days when you used to hide your ugly, chunky pipework! Industrial aesthetics focus on the beauty of lines and gears. Here, you can showcase mechanical and plumbing parts of your bath in an uncommonly fashionable way. Incorporate shelving over the design, or use it to hang towels, tissues and other essentials.
2) Shine on with a sconce!
A great wall light, like this old-world wall sconce, can instantly turn normal dressers into an industrial bathroom vanity. Its best use, of course, is to be installed beside a large mirror during your personal perk-ups. The old wood cabinet, and the marble sink, speaks a lot of industrial features as well.
3) Concrete is cool:
The great thing about an industrial bathroom is that it doesn't require too much decoration, or even colour! In this particular design, raw concrete is used as a canvass for a minimalist, quiet shower area. You can easily uplift the mood by putting coloured bottles on the shelves, or a bit of succulents by the window.
4) Bring on the bricks:
Afraid of having your exposed bricks noticed? Well, now is the time to feel the other way around! Be proud of its uneven masonry and let its unique handsome charm take the stage in your industrial bathroom. Accentuate it with fine lines, like this smart, on-the-wall shelving for your personal bath items.
5) Mirror glamour:
Your industrial bathroom may be under-dressed, but that doesn't mean you should be. Adorn your vanity with a large steel mirror—an industrial design basic. In here, the interiors are illuminated with hanging pendant lights, plus the metallic colours from the faucet fixture.
6) Knock on wood:
Wood is an essential part of industrial design, and you can make use of its raw, puritan beauty with rustic panels, shelving and crates. Atop, everything is brightened up by a mounted wall light in pewter.
7) Everything in black and white:
If you will notice, most of the colours used in industrial design utilizes dreary colours; blacks, whites, silvers and coals! Red bricks and earthy tones also go well with this aesthetic. For this design, avoid using pastels and bright, loud colours; tone everything down in minimal hues and enjoy the tranquil, imaginative atmosphere the space exudes. Lighten up the mood with the right lighting objects; in this particular design, you will find a hanging glass ball light and a swing arm wall lamp.
Industrial design is raw, rustic and nostalgic. Its beauty relies on simplicity and the uncommon, such as the exposed piping and brick elements, and what naturally seems "ugly" to common perception. Better yet, it allows one to imagine; there is a wonder beneath the clean white tiles, straight lines and humdrum concrete corners. If you want something efficient yet extraordinary, an industrial bathroom is for you. Maximize your bathroom’s features and use these hacks to recreate that steam-punk inspired look.
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Images via FSV and our "Bathroom - Vintage Industrial" Pinterest board.
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