Industrial design has been an interior design trend for several decades, but in recent years, it’s moved from high class hotels and restaurants to the modern home. Materials like exposed concrete, unfinished wood and raw brick don’t just look contemporary and chic, with a touch of sealant they’re also extremely hard-wearing, making them perfect for the bathroom. Combined with ultra-modern touches, such as the floor mounted basin tap seen here, the result is a bathroom firmly on the chic side of industrial interior design.
The industrial trend doesn’t start and end with concrete and masonry - any material that hints at a past life will fit the bill. While you might expect the overall look to be clinical and harsh, there’s a gentle sensuality to materials and textures that invite you to run a hand over them. Perhaps that’s why it’s a trend loved by design experts the world over.
If you’re not ready to commit to an entire bathroom of industrial chic, a wall decal can create a touch of this aesthetic for you to experiment with. There are plenty of photo-realistic wallpapers that mimic the look of concrete or exposed brick, giving you a chance to play with styles before you decide on something permanent.
The unfinished quality of industrial materials serves as the perfect backdrop to high quality chrome bathroom accessories. The key is to ensure that both the decor and the bathroom products speak a common design language. When choosing your taps and mixers, consider those with linear geometric design influences. That will keep the space contemporary, while also allowing you to make the most of the eco-friendly technology found within every hansgrohe product.