Old and new elements can form a winning partnership in an industrial-style space, allowing you to capture the look within a clean, contemporary aesthetic, or something more rustic. Featuring stripped-back architectural and building detailing, such as exposed timber beams and steel, a warehouse-inspired aesthetic may be raw and robust yet full of character and soul.
Bring this bold and beautiful look to life in a bathroom, with black accents evocative of iron and steel; a black-framed shower screen and matt black tapware claim the spotlight against a neutral white and grey base.
The great thing about industrial decor is that it can be both easy-care and easy on the budget, while still looking luxurious. Subway or similar rectangular tiles are a classic fuss-free finish. Consider laying the tiles vertically on the wall for an alternate look that can also make the room appear ‘taller’ by drawing the eye to the ceiling.
Be sure to play with texture, highlighting it in everything from a floating timber vanity to tactile concrete-look flooring.
An industrial aesthetic never means you have to sacrifice comfort. Add a freestanding bath – stick within the theme in stark black and white – and a heated towel rail (also in statement black) for added luxury.
A statement wall light can bring a soft glow to the room, and for a lovely finishing touch, a round or oval-shaped mirror will balance the sharp lines and angles of a warehouse-influenced wash zone.
We created an edgy, warehouse inspired kitchen to fit perfectly with this bold bathroom. Our industrial kitchen design guide is a one-stop shop for all the design and product details you’ll need.
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Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.
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