I’m no Joanna Gaines, but I have recently been inspired by the industrial trend in interior design. Since we live in an old city that once thrived during the days of booming steel mills, I think the industrial look is actually fitting for some one who owns a home in this area. The other reason I’m drawn to this look is because many pieces appear to be kid friendly. Here’s why…
durable – metal chairs? It doesn’t get much durable than a variety of tried and true metals. Many pieces of industrial decor can survive a beating, which makes them great for a home with young children. Our wooden coffee table has only been in our home for 4 years, and only 2 of those years has it had to endure Sophie. Let’s just say, it is on the brink of collapse and I can’t help but feel a sturdy metal foundation would’ve held up better.
creative – Heavy metal is kind of industrial’s signature look, but things like chalkboard walls are often incorporated. There are so many raw, DIY elements to this style that allow you to really make it your own. You can play it up or down as much as you’d like.
versatile – Ever heard of industrial farmhouse? You can add as many or as little pieces you want to a space, to create the perfect look for you and your family. I like the sturdiness of metal pipes holding up my shelving, but I don’t like exposed light bulbs for my lighting, preferring a toned down chandelier instead. J collects comic art and I’d love to be able to incorporate some into the new house. These more modern pieces actually work with the industrial look more so than the traditional decoration we have in our current home.
I’m in luck, being in an area with access to antique industrial pieces, and needing something that can stand up to my kids. What do you think of this look?