Industrial design has its roots in warehouse apartments when former factories were converted into residences. What began as a practical initiative has now become a popular design style. Industrial design is all about displaying what others try to conceal in their homes. It is also about converting junk that nobody wants to functional items for a residence. Industrial design may give a raw, wild look to a home, but they can be most thoughtfully planned.
Signature features of industrial design are exposed pipes and ducts on ceilings and walls. Another key element is metal. Metal is an industrial raw material hence closely associated with this class of interiors. You can have a plethora of metal furniture objects, especially stainless kitchen counters. Colours like grey and white can create a metallic illusion.
Wood is another popular material in industrial design, especially wood that looks weather-beaten. Wood also matches earthy and neutral tones, both industrial colours. Talking about wood, the main furniture items like dining tables, cabinets and beds are likely to be vintage furniture. You can also use antique lamps to complement the furniture. You can even use industrial and commercial racks to serve as wall shelves.
You can now find industrial design elements and accessories in many home improvement stores. They could be second-hand refurbished items or new reproductions mimicking old industrial items. Perhaps the best way to create a natural warehouse apartment is to leave the bricks exposed. You may have to buy luxury and comfort amenities that will look incongruous in an industrial apartment, so go with colours and prints, which can best camouflage their sophisticated look.