Industrial Design Ideas

With the influence of factories and old warehouses, Industrial style design is undeniably edgy, trendy, and cool. The use of metal, from unrefined to welded metal is a common element both structurally and decoratively with this design style. You'll also find a modern approach with streamlined aesthetic and cool tones in Industrial style design. Like most design styles, Industrial style interior design isn't made up of one pure aesthetic. The industrial style combines the best of a few worlds; modern sleekness and the old-world charm of the early 1900s. One of the biggest hindrances of this design style is believing that you can’t pull this off in your home if it’s anything less than an urban oasis of high ceilings, exposed brick, and beautiful piping. This simply isn’t true, Industrial design can be folded into any space if you just incorporate the core elements of this style. Though Industrial style design isn’t traditionally made up of warm and fuzzy materials, it doesn’t boast a starkness that modern spaces can evoke either. With a color palette of warm neutrals and less contrast than its sister style, modern, Industrial style interiors are typically inviting and cozy spaces to be in. The neutral color palette comes into play with more than just the addition of decor or paint, but more so with the materials used in the space. If you’re lucky enough to have old wood floors or brick walls, then these will greatly influence the color palette or your space, but the palette is really derived from the wood tones, stone and other natural materials used in the design. Pops of bold color is not common, though this doesn’t mean you can’t incorporate a color here in there to add your own personal touches. When one thinks of Industrial style, images of open lofts or warehouses pop into mind. These spaces have the luxury of wide-open layouts, high ceilings, and flooding of natural light, but if your home doesn’t necessarily cater to that, you can follow one guide to achieve a similar feel; create an open layout. Keep the focus of your design on the function and not the small decorative items that can clutter up a design quite quickly. The negative space in an Industrial style interior is just as important aas the space that is taken up, so keep pathways flowing around furniture, and try to use as many pieces with function or double duty as possible as opposed to purely ornamental elements. Of course, no design is complete with finishing touches. Be sure to add the little details that speak to the turn of the century details like Edison bulb light fixtures, distressed wood or leather items, and even some vintage items you collect along the way. These will all add an authentic touch that drives your Industrial style space home!

Industrial Inspired office with Colorful Details

Industrial Inspired office with Colorful Details

One of the great things about working from home is the being able to choose the decor that really works for you. That's why we love the all the personality in this space like the colorful rug and bold wall art.

Industrial Cactus Office

Industrial Cactus Office

If you are limited on space for an office, consider "zoning" an area of the living-room for your workspace. Zoning - means separating areas by function. The trend has become famous thanks to the popularity of open floor plans

Calming Retreat

Calming Retreat

An Industrial Master Suite full of softness and comfort. The harden textures from the accent wall combined with the calming tones of blues and grays help bring the idea of “industrial” to another level. Whether it’s breakfast in bed or just sleeping in, this master bedroom is the perfect serene space to start your day.

Bold Industrial Americana Inspired Living Room Bookcase

Bold Industrial Americana Inspired Living Room Bookcase

Industrial style and Amercana are truly a match made in style heaven as you can see from this bold living room design. It's no wonder that the two pair so well seeing as how so much of what we perceive as being uniquely American came out of industrial manufacturing which influences the style movement.

Bold Industrial Americana Inspired Living Room tableau

Bold Industrial Americana Inspired Living Room tableau

Industrial style and Amercana are truly a match made in style heaven as you can see from this bold living room design. It's no wonder that the two pair so well seeing as how so much of what we perceive as being uniquely American came out of industrial manufacturing which influences the style movement.

Bold Industrial Americana Inspired Living Room

Bold Industrial Americana Inspired Living Room

Industrial style and Amercana are truly a match made in style heaven as you can see from this bold living room design. It's no wonder that the two pair so well seeing as how so much of what we perceive as being uniquely American came out of industrial manufacturing which influences the style movement.

Chic Industrial Living Room in Blank and White

Chic Industrial Living Room in Blank and White

Some might think a black and white color scheme sounds severe, but this space shows that it doesn't have to be the case. Between the plaid rug and pops of camel, this space feels quite cheerful.

Inviting Industrial: Black And White Living Room

Inviting Industrial: Black And White Living Room

Bring warmth to an industrial living room by adding varying textures in warm tones. A tufted sofa brings sleek lines to the room in a rich leather upholstery. Wood accents in the coffee table, console table, and even armchairs add warmth to the cool, industrial style.

Urban Traditional

Urban Traditional

For a cool, calming take on traditional design, try blending in some industrial elements, as seen in this swanky living room. This style uses a darker, muted palette with plenty of pops of dark blue and green.

Multifunctional Shared Workspace in Dynamic Modern Style

Multifunctional Shared Workspace in Dynamic Modern Style

This shared works space is not only incredible stylish, it's also very functional. The two desk at the window and the wall allow workers to pick a prefrenarance of whether they prefer a view or not. Meanwhile the center table is great for a lunch break or if you'd prefer to work closely together with you workmate.

Modern Industrial Studio Bedroom

Modern Industrial Studio Bedroom

Make your furniture pop with a dark accent wall! This bedroom combines mid-century elements with subtle industrial accents to create a bold statement.

Natural Textures in an Industrial Home Office

Natural Textures in an Industrial Home Office

When having a neutral color scheme, it’s important to add various materials and textures to add a sense of dimensionality to your home office. The natural wooden top of the desk adds an organic texture that complements the soft leather of the ottoman. Black metal accents emphasize the industrial nature of the space.

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