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Introduction to Modern Industrial Interior Design

Inspired from various cultures, the modern industrial interior design has been another unique choice for homes in the past decade. The modern industrial interior style not difficult to achieve if you know how to strike a balance between the clean and sleek elements of the modern design and the raw and structural elements of industrial design. Want to recreate this look for your home in Singapore? Check out the key characteristics of this interior renovation style.

1. Openly display Raw Materials

Raw and bare structural elements, such as exposed pipes, beams, unfinished wood, brick walls, and cement walls are a common sight in houses featuring this interior design style. It is a signature style of this design that adds lots of character to the interior.

However, compared to the original industrial style, the modern take prefers a good mix of raw materials and sleek finishes, with more nicely painted metals, sanded wood, polished cement walls, and more.

2. Unique but Clean & Functional Designs

Next, modern industrial homes should feature clean and functional furniture pieces. Instead of choosing furniture based on its appearance, consider its functionality. Does it help to make living convenient or does it take up space but serve no purpose?

Also, pay attention to pieces with a clean design made of metal or dark-coloured materials, such as dark wood, and opt for those pieces to achieve a balance between the modern and industrial styles.

3. Dark Atmosphere

In the modern industrial house interior design, dark and warm colours are commonly used to contrast against white or light neutral colours. Some interiors even avoid using light colours entirely and instead, use different dark colour tones such as black, brown, and grey.

Not only do these colours match the raw materials perfectly, but they also help to bring visual warmth to a home that would otherwise look too frigid and cold due to the use of metals. For adventurous people, you can choose to play around with different shades of colours and use vibrant tones such as red, yellow, and even green in your Singapore house interior design.

4. Textures

All the metal fixtures and raw structural elements can make a home look rigid. In order to provide visual balance and prevent the house from looking too stiff, soft textures such as plush sofas, scatter cushions, fluffy rugs, and throws, are added for contrast in the interior design.

5. Ambient Lighting

Last but not least, lighting creates an ambience and helps to direct attention to the elements in your home that you want to place focus on. Making use of pendant lighting, floor lamps and track lights in your modern industrial home also helps to create warmth for a cosy and inviting atmosphere. In addition to the placement of light fixtures, the style of these fixtures matters too. From metallic finishes to vintage floor lamps, they help to add character to your home.


Today, the modern industrial style showcases the raw and edgy style of industrial design while softening it down with the sleek and fuss-free character of the modern design. Need assistance achieving this design? Contact Dreamakers Interior for a non-obligatory session below.


At Dreamakers Interior we believe that every space has the potential to become unique, harmonial and beautiful. We are proud of what we do and are prepared to work overtime to guarantee that you are satisfied with the way your space looks. From full-scale projects to small renovations, we invite you to take a look at our gallery and see what we have done. Below are some of our favorite projects. If you need professional help for design conceptualization or space planning, let us know.

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