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8 Signs You Love The Industrial Style

We won’t blame you for becoming obsessed with this cool and trendy decorating look

Photography: Dairy Darilag (Main Photos)

Is your dining table made out of pipes and gears? Are you constantly on the hunt for the perfect subway tile? Does the sight of a bare concrete floor make you swoon? A lot of homeowners—especially condo owners—are getting caught up in the industrial craze. And we can’t blame them, since this style is hip and urban, very easy to create, and is affordable as well.

Short of moving to Brooklyn, see if you’re ready to go full-on industrial by going over our fun checklist below:

The more pipes and ducts are exposed in your condo, the happier you are.

The ducting becomes part of the design!

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Your accent wall is a brick wall.

Or all your walls are finished in brick.

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At home depots, you immediately make a beeline for the factory lights.
Your artwork of choice is typography…
…lots of typography!

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Subway tiles aren’t just for the bathroom.

They could extend to the kitchen, dining, etc.

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Crates, gears, and tree stumps can be furniture.

Get cues from the upcycled items at the Make It Up store.

And your storage units are filing cabinets.
When you see a factory, you think of where to put the living room.

If you answer yes to all of the above, you definitely are a fan of the industrial style. You are addicted to anything made of metal or brick. You are a DIY maven, and most of your furniture were made with your own hands. If someone gave you a factory as a house, you will be the happiest person on earth.

You can update the industrial look by mixing it with other styles; for example, a classical-style cabinet will look amazing juxtaposed against a raw-concrete wall. To try an elegant-industrial style, click here for ideas.

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