Picture frames made from raw, unfinished woods and designed to look like traditional building materials like iron and concrete help you to complete the industrial look.Shop Industrial
Industrial design is the result of people converting old factories, mills and warehouses into urban residences. It's an honest and authentic look that makes use of what were once unsightly materials.
These frames have been designed to blend harmoniously with neutral tones and utilitarian features, creating the perfect balance between engineered and organic.
Industrial interiors allow us to celebrate the unique history of a building. So by using picture frames that mimic the stripped back materials found in these buildings (think wood and metal surfaces) you can truly capture the essence of this look around your art.
"It’s about proudly displaying the building materials that many try to conceal"
If you’re not a fan of the genuine industrial designs above, like those with a wrought iron appearance, then stick to stained black and grey picture frames. These will still provide the authentic look and feel without potentially distracting you from the artwork.
Creating a palette and balancing the use of colour in industrial design can be a tricky task. Don't distract from the striking beauty of a buildings physical features, but it still has to feel homely and inviting enough.
Black, grey, white and brown should form the basis of your room. Choose accessories with moody hues before painting your walls to build up gradually. Whilst brighter colours have their place, be restrained with your use of them.
Stained woods, metal and leather help to create a moody and dramatic look. Try to make use of existing features like an exposed brick wall or real wood floors before adding other elements.
When it comes to pop art there is an abundance of subject matter and styles to choose from. Everyday objects constantly capture both British and American life such as comic strips, billboards, commercial products, and celebrity images. These can instantly become iconic thanks to the perception of an artist or a social trend. They tend to come in the form of commercially smooth paintings, mechanically reproduced silkscreens, or large-scale facsimiles.
Pop art is a movement which emerged in Great Britain and the United States during the mid-to late-1950s. Pop art presented a challenge to the traditions of fine art by including imagery from popular and mass culture. The art form found inspiration in contemporary advertising, comic books and mundane cultural objects. Artists such as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichenstien were at the very forefront of this art movement, pioneering pop art during the 1960s and beyond.
Complementing the stark and harsh colour palette from an industrial themed room, the perfect companion when it comes to selecting the subject matter to adorn your walls is strong and bold black and white photography. You can look for images of icons such as Muhammad Al and Audrey Hepburn, or try to find picture depicting hardened working life such as “lunch atop a skyscraper”.
From harsh landscapes to dramatic skies and varying subject matters, abstract wall art allows for highly impactful and conversational pieces when framed. Varying brush techniques along with the application of a medium creates dramatic moments complete with a moody contrast.
This now much loved interior theme was born in the 1970s as populations rose and industrial hubs became vacant as industry declined resulting from stiff competition from other parts of the world.
It's now appreciated for its unapologetic lack of pretension and its categorical faith that stripped back materials, salvaged items and raw materials will conjure a visual appeal that’s like no other.