Using steel in your home can transform your home’s aesthetic, suiting decorating styles like traditional, rustic, contemporary and everything in between. Here are 8 innovative ways you can easily incorporate steel into your home decor.
1. Taps and faucets
Industrial-style taps and faucets are a great way to transform your bathroom on a budget. If you don’t have the time, energy, or funds to replace your whole bathroom suite, simply fit new steel accessories to transform the aesthetic of the room entirely.
You could use steel for your table in two ways: either as the table top or as table legs. Steel table tops are super easy to clean, and work extremely well with bench-style crossed wooden legs. On the other hand, industrial legs are a great way to elevate or upcycle a gorgeous wooden table top for your dining room table or coffee table.
This is without a doubt the idea that will make the most impact, but it might not be right for everyone! Building homes and units out of shipping containers has been incredibly popular over the past few years, so bring the essence of this aesthetic into your bathroom by using corrugated steel sheets for your walls.
This can be particularly attractive and modern alongside polished concrete floors, and even concrete bathroom suites. You can soften the effect by additing in lots of natural wood and living plants, or stick to only using the corrugated sheets as a backsplash for your sink or shower.
If you are getting tired of your kitchen cabinets, and want to give them a bit of attitude, why not replace the middle panel with corrugated or textured steel sheets. Not only can this add some edge to your kitchen, but it can also be a simple and cost effective DIY project.
For a more American-inspired vintage look, you could also consider using metal lockers instead of cabinets, or as storage in various rooms throughout the house.
5. Wall decoration
Check out your local vintage, antique, and secondhand stores for old steel pots, pans, serving platters, and even cutlery. These elements can be displayed in a variety of different ways, such as in a display case, stacked on a table, or, of course, hung on the wall as decoration.
You can also find a multitude of different steel wall hangings such as signs and artistic sculptures that make for beautiful wall decorations in every room.
For a more rustic bathroom aesthetic, repurpose or upcycle some old steel industrial tubs as contemporary sinks. Contrast the steel sinks with wooden shelving to soften the feel of the room and add to the rustic features.
There are numerous options for incorporating steel into your staircase design – the possibilities are endless! Whether you opt for a fully steel staircase or simply steel railings, it can add both stability and aesthetic interest to your home.
8. Kitchen vent
Above every hob cooker, it is often a legal requirement to have a hood, known as a vent. When switched on, the hub vent provides crucial ventilation to prevent build up of smoke and moisture. For an industrial element to your kitchen, opt for a steel hood vent complete with steel rivets for texture.