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3 Ways To Give Your Office an Industrial Look

Empty meeting room in an officeThese days, offices are moving away from the cookie-cutter, drab look that we are all familiar with. They are going towards designs that showcase the company’s culture, personality, products, and services. One of the most popular styles these days is industrial design. It is simple, has a lot of personality, and relatively easy and inexpensive to achieve. If you are planning to give your office an industrial makeover, here are few points to keep in mind:

Do your research

A quick search online will reveal a ton of cool industrial-style offices. Find a common thread among the images that you found and take get an inspiration from there. You can also visit some old buildings or even warehouses to get some ideas.

Choose your materials

An industrial style is all about the materials you use. Think of different types of metal, weathered wood, worn brick, or concrete. Let these materials guide you in choosing your wall and flooring finish, furniture pieces and lighting fixtures. Exposed brick is a popular choice of wall finish for those who want to achieve the industrial chic look. You can either paint over it (in off-white or grey) or keep its natural color. Concrete is the preferred material for flooring. In terms of the furniture, go for pieces with simple and clean lines. If you want to go all the way with your industrial style makeover, choose pieces made from reclaimed or repurposed materials. You can either visit specialty furniture shops or buy industrial themed furniture online. As for the lighting, go for naked bulbs, fixtures with metal design, or diner-style pendant lights.

Expose stuff

Going for an industrial style is about making a space look chic and hardworking – a nod to the manufacturing ingenuity that inspired this aesthetic. Showcase the mechanisms that make your office space work: pipes, ducts, and the like. It will open up your space more and complete your office’s industrial chic makeover. It takes artistry and creativity to design and improve a workspace. With these ideas, you can turn your office into a better place.
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