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How to Create an Industrial Style Bathroom

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How to Create an Industrial Style Bathroom

Introduction

Industry style furniture is becoming increasingly popular as an urban-contemporary design movement and has recently begun to become more prevalent in homes and private properties. The theme is very much recognised amongst the ruin bars and pubs in Budapest and Berlin where derelict buildings and factories are repurposed as bars and restaurants; they continue to operate using the old reject furniture which was left from a previous era.

Most industrial style furniture is representative of the neo-Victorian movement which combines British Victorian and Edwardian aesthetic sensibilities with modern-day ideals and technology to create furniture fit for purpose and modern consumer consumption.

Although some people prefer to use genuine Victorianesque furniture from large industrial factories and refurbish it for a new purpose, a lot of industrial style furniture is simply just designed to look industrial.

Some people may argue that industrial style furniture is very masculine in design and is evocative of an urban studio apartment because of its raw and exposed aesthetic. However, if combined with a theme of subtle colours and used in moderation, industrial furniture can be very chic and tasteful.

In order to reinforce this, we have taken the time to put together some examples of industrial furniture in a bathroom setting.

1. Industrial style pipe toilet roll holder

Either reclaimed or remade, the water pipe styled toilet roll holder is both a practical and stylish example of how industrial furniture can be incorporated into your home. The authentic mechanical design complements a bare wall with a degree of accuracy.

2. Copper wall hooks

The use of copper is very important as it was widely used in industry for its conductive properties. Now a decorative plaque resembling a trio of industrial taps, this copper artwork is perfect for hanging up towels and dressing gowns.


Source: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/211190574/copper-wall-decor-copper-wall-art-wall


3. Copper soap dish

In keeping with the copper theme, this stylish soap dish will complement your bathroom aesthetic while allowing you to store your soap.


Source: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/152741670/soap-dish-tray-in-copper-handmade

4. Copper towel ladder

The minimalistic copper towel ladder is both elegant and refined when used in a contemporary bathroom setting. Not only will it allow you to store and dry your towels, but the sleek and smooth finish will complement your overall theme.


5. Antique copper Mason jar soup dispenser and toothbrush holder

Reusing old Mason jars is a very popular trend at the moment; designs have varied from drinking glasses to lights. This particular reinvention styles two mason jars as a soap dispenser and accompanying toothbrush holder. The stained green glass resembles the colour of rust which complements to copper lids and dispenser.


Source: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/197975228/antique-copper-mason-jar-soap-dispenser

6. Hanging vintage light bulbs

Exposed lightbulb pendants are growing evermore popular in contemporary and urban design; their raw form adds an unconventional and bohemian element which is reminiscent of the beginning of non-traditional lifestyles in 19th century Britain.




Source: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/425801339745587302/https://www.pinterest.com/pin/309129961898735318/ and https://www.pinterest.com/pin/316096467570224301/

7. Copper or brass vintage tap

Taps in their most basic of forms are best suited to industrial themed bathrooms. Their minimalistic and purpose driven design - combined with brass and copper elements - helps to enhance the underlying aesthetic of metal-based furnishings.


8. Vintage vessel basin

If the bathroom does not have an overpowering copper or brass element, then using a white porcelain vessel basin will also complement the industrial and rustic theme. However, if the style of the bathroom is predominantly copper and brass orientated, then it may be more suitable to opt for a similarly styled basin. The key feature is that vessel basins are more relevant than pedestals in an industrial themed fitting.




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9. Use tiles or the original brick wall

Befitting the rough and structural aesthetic of an industrial building, untreated brick walls are possibly the most accurate design feature when decorating your walls. However, if that look is too masonry then a simple tiled design will also achieve a similar aesthetic.



10. Minimalistic mirror

Mirrors can either be square, rectangular or even curved and spherical but for them to complement the overall theme they must be minimalistic in design. Elaborate and ornamented mirrors are not prevalent of the industrial theme and most have a brushed metal finish or none at all. However, if you do want to decorate your mirror, it is best to adorn it with lights.



Source: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/181269953726813778/ and https://www.pinterest.com/pin/479703797780794157/

11. Freestanding bath

A freestanding slipper bath would be the most befitting in an industrial styled bathroom; a modern shower bath would simple deter from the theme. A standard porcelain bath may also be too modern in design which is why we would recommend opting for a bath with a metallic finish.




Source: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/565624034421476404/, https://www.pinterest.com/pin/519813981962688868/, and https://www.pinterest.com/pin/32228953553946000/

Industry style furniture is becoming increasingly popular as an urban-contemporary design movement and has recently begun to become more prevalent in homes and private properties. The theme is very much recognised amongst the ruin bars and pubs in Budapest and Berlin where derelict buildings and factories are repurposed as bars and restaurants; they continue to operate using the old reject furniture which was left from a previous era. Most industrial style furniture is representative of the neo-Victorian movement which combines British Victorian and Edwardian aesthetic sensibilities with modern-day ideals and technology to create furniture fit for purpose and modern consumer consumption. Although some people prefer to use genuine Victorianesque furniture from large industrial factories and refurbish it for a new purpose, a lot of industrial style furniture is simply just designed to look industrial. Some people may argue that industrial style furniture is very masculine in design and is evocative of an urban studio apartment because of its raw and exposed aesthetic. However, if combined with a theme of subtle colours and used in moderation, industrial furniture can be very chic and tasteful. In order to reinforce this, we have taken the time to put together some examples of industrial furniture in a bathroom setting.