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Why industrial style gives modern homes a sophisticated edge

“The idea of interior design is to shape an interior ambience in order to fulfil the physical and spiritual needs of an individual.”

A tailor made interior design not only expresses your unique personality, the pleasant décor brings you a delightful enjoyment. Being a veteran estate agent, I see so many clients struggling with interior design. They either don’t know what they truly want, or find it difficult to express their thoughts and ideas. Most people, at the end of the day, find it hard to achieve the design they desire.
Because of that, I have been paying particular attention to all sorts of interior design information and have been looking at various case studies. These examples of interior decorative design have broadened my horizons but also allowed me to assist my clients in creating their ideal living environment.

Here, I would like to share one particular exceptional interior design theme which I hope you will like – industrial style.

LOFT ≠ Industrial decor style

Loft/ industrial style decor is often found in coffee shops, restaurants and some offices but recently industrial décor has become very popular in residential projects which has led to some confusion. Basically, loft and industrial style fall under two categories.

Technically, loft is not a type of style but rather refers to a space at the top of a house right under the roof, in other words, the space of the attic room. Developed in the 20th Century in New York’s Soho district, loft apartments were often large industrial spaces such as warehouses and old factories converted for residential use. Loft style reflects the hard-work and enthusiasm of artists as it combines both working and living environments in the same space. Loft style preserves the original cement walls and raw stainless steel structures with other decorations incorporating industrial elements. Eventually, loft apartments were considered synonymous with industrial style as the latter became an essential element of loft style.

Loft industrial style normally uses an open floor plan concept without walls to separate the dwelling space.  Loft style focuses on space and can easily convey your thoughts, ideas and personality through playing around with it.  As a result, loft industrial décor is becoming the new black in home design.

Savills blog - Why industrial style gives modern homes a sophisticated edge

Loft Industrial style is getting more and more popular

Spacious/great sense of space

? A high ceiling and spacious area, normally composed of a staircase, beams and columns.
? Minimal divisions of different areas, usually only 3 elements are separate such as the living room, bedroom and kitchen.
? Use glass, screens and furniture to divide the space instead of relying on walls.
? With great flexibility, you can remodel the current style anytime you want without being restricted by the floor plan. If you seldom cook, you can use the kitchen space as a living room or modify the kitchen into a home bar.  
? If there is even more space after necessary dividing, you can use tall glass windows to allow more natural light in. Apartments in Hong Kong tend to be quite compact.

Read more: 8 Kitchen Design Trends for 2017

You do not have to worry that the strong industrial theme may turn your house into a cold and dull space.  Here I offer you some good tips to avoid your concern.

Vintage renewal

? Use some warm-coloured furniture, especially in the bedroom to create a soft and warm feeling.
? If you like to add some vintage style, add some decoration such as leather cases and retro water pipe racks to add some vintage style to your design.

Please feel free to contact our team for any further asisstance.  We are always happy to help.

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