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 style by room

Trending industrial styles

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.

Organic Meets Industrial Meets Glam

Organic Meets Industrial Meets Glam

A rich take on a very nuanced style, this industrial space is softened by hints or organic and glam elements. 

Industrial Bedroom Escape

Industrial Bedroom Escape

Comfort and style come together in this black and white space to create a room desirable to be in. The white color seen in the bedding is accentuated with black accessories like the throw, rug, and artwork. There is a light grey wall color that helps to contrast the black and white color palette presented throughout the rest of the space.

A Spark Of Blue

A Spark Of Blue

Liven up a modern living room with sparks of color! A sectional in a bold blue upholstery fabric brings a wow factor to this industrial space. Anchor the room with a geometric rug and a large abstract piece of art for an industrial edge.

Industrial Holiday Mantel

Industrial Holiday Mantel

If your style is industrial, you can still have a stylish holiday mantel. The dark charcoal fireplace wall sets the tone for a high contrast black and white holiday decor set.

Rustic, Industrial, and Completely Cozy

Rustic, Industrial, and Completely Cozy

When most people think about rustic and industrial design, they imagine rugged spaces with all hard edges and rough wood, but this room proves that the styles can be soft and inviting while still maintaining their unique charms. The industrial materials like glass, leather, and metal add color and contrast complement the rustic cowhide rug and natural wood finish making the space feel welcoming.

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.

Space Saving Dining Desing

Space Saving Dining Desing

If you have a narrow dining space, try using a tall table skinny table. Here the delicate forms of the industrial-inspired furniture feel so light they make the room appear larger.

Form, Function, and Fabulousness

Form, Function, and Fabulousness

A square industrial-inspired dining table adds both style and function to this dining space. The center pedestal of the table makes room for more chairs and is made up of shelves for additional storage. The table has an exposed wood finish, which adds a bit of rustic flair to the room.

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

Making Industrial Cozy and Inviting

Making Industrial Cozy and Inviting

If you gravitate toward a moody, industrial look, but want things to be a bit cozier for fall gatherings, consider this look. The base of the room is quite industrial, but we added organic modern elements to the tablescape, with some natural materials and earth tones (one of our favorite trendy fall color schemes), to give this spread a much warmer look.

Campaign Dresser Makes The Space

Campaign Dresser Makes The Space

A dresser can be a very unique and practical storage solution for a dining room. This campaign dreseer with many drawers is the perfect place to stash dining room extras in this industiral space!

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