Main characteristics of an Industrial style are raw exposed materials such as wooden beams, brick walls, metal pipes. or concrete floors. Due to raw materials, tall ceilings and the open concept it comes across as a cold space.
Ten Clever Ways to Warm up the Industrial-Style Home like a pro:
Having a large open concept space can be hard to figure out where to start and how to place the furniture right. To save you from making a mistake, the most important thing you need to be thinking about is scaling. What works well in an open concept industrial space is large scale sofas, cabinets, tall shelves, big wall art, oversized light fixtures, floor to ceiling curtains to celebrate the high ceilings. Anything smaller would simply get lost in the space and make it feel cold and lifeless.
2. Divide the space into sections
Another really important thing is to separate different areas with traffic flow in mind. The best way to that is to measure and make selections with tape so you can get the exact idea of how much space you have left. Separate different rooms by adding an area rug. To make it even cosier and warm layer rugs with different textures.
3. Add texture
The Industrial design style is the most forgiving when it comes to experimenting with different textures. It's like having a blank page and freedom to draw anything you wish. This is a time to add a character with things like natural wood, knits, velvet (to learn more in details, check out the article - 17 Tips to Make your Home feel Cosy and Inviting on a Budget).
4. Decorate with plants
Adding lots of greenery will instantly make space feel fresh and cosy. I talked about how to choose the rights plants and how to keep them alive even if you travel a lot in the previous article - Indoor Vertical Garden - What You Need to Know.