Synonymous with edgy, effortlessly cool interiors, the industrial look has become a staple of modern interior design. Industrial interiors embrace raw materials and rustic, utilitarian details as a nod to the commercial architecture (factories, warehouses etc) of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Their pared-back styling and durable finish lend the look brilliantly to the bathroom. While an edgy industrial design makes for a stylish statement, industrial interiors can lack the homeliness and luxurious touches that make bathrooms such a lovely place to relax. Introducing a few cool industrial accents to your design is a great way to elevate your space without detracting from the inviting ambience. Here are some of our favourite industrial-inspired design details.
Modern Urban Bathroom
This cool urban bathroom offers a fantastic contemporary take on the industrial décor style. Simple square white tiles finished with black rendering make a great modern alternative to the iconic metro tile. Upcycled wood vanity units add an element of rustic texture, while chic black fixtures complete the stylish industrial look. Yellow ochre bath towels and gold accents bring much-needed warmth and luxury.
Vintage Industrial Style Bathroom
A muted palette, riven metro tiles, and quirky accessories give this industrial-inspired interior a much more vintage feel. The antique medicine cabinet, Victorian-style radiator and decorative shower rail juxtapose the modern sanitary ware, bringing a playful, eclectic quality to the design. The classic industrial features peppering this elegant yet fun bathroom work brilliantly with our client’s 1930s period home.
Classic Bathroom With An Industrial Twist
Traditional white metro tiles and a rich blue hue create a beautiful classic foundation for this design. Meanwhile, a striking geometric feature wall and chic industrial black fixtures bring this interior right up to date. Simply opting for industrial black fittings rather than standard chrome has transformed this bathroom into a stylish yet timeless sanctuary.
Moody Monochromes & Clean Lines
Designed for function rather than aesthetics, the industrial warehouses and factories of the 19th century lacked decorative detailing. Today’s industrial décor trends reflect this unfussy styling. Clean, architectural lines and raw, monochrome finishes go hand in hand with the industrial look. Whether you embrace industrial accessories or keep it clean and simple, a minimal modern bathroom will never lack style and sophistication.
Concrete Finishes & Exposed Plumbing
From edgy Soho bars to the coolest, Grand Designs-esque homes, concrete is the ultimate symbol of the industrial aesthetic. And what’s more, its waterproof, easy-to-clean properties make it a fantastic choice for a bathroom. If you’re keen to go all out on the industrial look, pairing a concrete finish with exposed plumbing and chic black fixtures is a must.
Taking It Back To Brick
Another material synonymous with industrial interior design is brick. The warm, textural finish of exposed brick slips certainly offers a less stark option than icy concrete. Vintage fixtures and brass or copper metallic accents complement the warm undertones of an exposed brick feature wall beautifully.
A Statement Industrial Tap
Even the smallest details can make a big difference to the look and feel of your bathroom. For a subtle yet stylish industrial touch, consider opting for a quirky feature tap. This brushed brass design with circular handles is one of our absolute favourites!
Standout Black Hardware
There’s something undeniably chic and subtly industrial about this eye-catching, floor-standing bath tap. Black finishes continue to endure in popularity, adding a luxurious, on-trend feel to any design.
A Rustic Reclaimed Vanity
A beautiful natural wood grain offers a welcome contrast to the harsh, man-made materials predominantly associated with industrial interiors. While this rustic, upcycled workbench is definitely in keeping with the theme, a more refined surface offers an equally stunning addition to a modern industrial design.
Industrial Style Shelving
Simple wall-mounted shelving offers the perfect opportunity to introduce industrial materials to your bathroom. It allows you to cleverly combine rustic wood with industrial metal while showing off some of your favourite decorative ornaments.
Cool Industrial Wall Lights
Though often overlooked, lighting offers another fantastic opportunity to introduce an industrial flourish to your design. There are hundreds of lighting designs to choose from. These cool industrial exposed bulb wall lights make the perfect finishing touch to this Scandi-inspired interior.
Introducing industrial accents to your bathroom is a fantastic way to elevate your design. A few industrial touches can add impressive style and character to your space. Alternatively, embracing the industrial aesthetic and going all out with an industrial themed design will leave you with a real wow-factor bathroom. If you have any questions about your upcoming project, our experts would love to help. Please get in touch by calling 01444 647800 or emailing [email protected].