You don’t have to work in a loft in New York City to use industrial lighting design elements.
Industrial lighting illuminates any space with character and style.
Let’s look at some ways you can use this exciting design trend in your business.
What is Industrial Lighting Design?
If you been out in the world, you’ve seen industrial design lighting in a variety of places.
Industrial style is popular because of its edgy beauty, and use of recycled and raw materials. Steel, metal, wood and reclaimed objects are made into chandeliers, lamps, sconces and pendant lights.
Form, Function, and Style
In pure form, an industrial look showcases form and function in a stylish warehouse look.
The real beauty of industrial lighting design is its flexibility. You can merge it into any decor to achieve functional style.
Below are some trends you can try.
1. Give Modern Decor A Pop of Color
Industrial lighting is a natural choice for a modern decor. But, that doesn’t mean it can’t be surprising.
Industrial lamps aren’t limited to antique finishes. Look for polished nickel, matte black, and colors on many fixtures.
Why not choose a bright color, or unique finish to create an unexpected accent?
Imagine a row of orange or bright green industrial wall scones lighting your office hallway or reception area.
It would infuse your workspace with color and personality.
2. Accent for Traditional
Want to update a traditional office space?
Any professional office benefits from a burst of industrial lighting.
Suspend a large brass barrel-shaped pendant over a conference table. Group caged Edison bulb lights above a conversation area.
Mix and match your traditional furniture with industrial lighting to convey an established business with a modern sensibility.
3. Farmhouse Chic
Farmhouse style is part country, part industrial, and wholly popular.
This blend of rustic and modern is chic. It’s great for any business from real estate to restaurants and everything in between.
Industrial lighting design is perfect for this style where old and new pieces are combined in a variety of materials.
Highlight architectural features: hang unique industrial lamps from an exposed beam, or suspend three black metal barn lights over a reclaimed wood table.
Use a metal vintage style gooseneck wall lamp to illuminate your entry door.
Accent your simple, sophisticated space with plants and vases filled with flowers.
4. Steampunk Inspiration
Steampunk is a combination of technology-infused science fiction/fantasy and 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery.
Have you seen reclaimed pipe fashioned into the legs of a table? How about a twisting, turning chandelier with incandescent light bulbs?
Then you’ve seen steampunk. It works well with exposed brick, polished and unpolished metals, and unfinished wood.
Steampunk lighting conveys a creative and unique sensibility to potential clients.
It’s the perfect choice for a digital marketing agency or architectural studio.
This fantastical trend adds drama and function to any space.
5. Outdoor Safety and Ambiance
Beyond the entry to your office, consider lighting for other outdoor spaces.
Add industrial style with a series of low sidewalk lights leading to your building.
Use larger pole lamps, or strings of Edison bulbs to light a garden, patio or exterior space.
Exterior lighting is a safety feature, but it adds ambiance to your building and grounds. Tell visitors that you pay attention to detail with style.
Ready to Try Industrial Lighting?
Need help illuminating your space? Contact CBMC Lighting Solutions for a consult or quote on your project.