Home Décor Ideas: Industrial Style Interiors

Industrial style interiors might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but for many, the bare brickwork, exposed light bulb filaments and vintage style metal frames are undoubtedly a desirably cool and quirky look. If this style is right up your street, or if you fancy having a go at some DIY design by introducing some industrial elements to your interiors, then here are some of our tips to achieve this minimalist and edgy industrial design trend.

The overall theme of this look is ‘less is more’. For walls, you want to strip back to basics, exposing the bare brickwork and pipes. Introduce lots of natural materials, like chunky, textured woods, think scaffolding boards for trestle tables, and concrete accessories to decorate. If you can’t strip your interior walls back to basics, then you can fake the look with brick printed wallpaper, like this.

brick wallpaper

Furniture needs to be solid and sturdy. Metal frames work well against the exposed brickwork backdrop. This wire frame shelving unit is the ideal piece to display some quirky decorative objects in your living room. Think old vintage metal signs and green plants to soften the look.

metal shelving unit

This coffee table, with its thick wooden top and exposed metal frame base, is ideal for setting down a mug of builders brew. The natural materials and dark colours all help to achieve the industrial look. This metal bar stool is a useful and trendy piece of furniture that will also contribute to the industrial feel of your living areas.

metal and wood coffee table
metal bar stool

Exposed light bulb filaments are uber trendy and the favourite choice of many contemporary restaurants and bars. Fit your exposed bulb into this factory-style hanging pendant light, a design classic, which would make a real impact hanging over a solid wood dining table. Alternatively, you could opt for the industrial answer to a chandelier with this sculptural, triple wheel hanging shade; definitely a conversation piece. 

green metal factory style pendant lamp

For living rooms, a standing floor lamp like this camera spotlight, with polished steel base embodies the industrial trend while simultaneously remaining elegant.

standing industrial floor lamp

For a DIY take and a more subtle take on the trend, try using a metal gate valve wheel, as seen below, which is commonly used in plumbing, as a makeshift drawer or door handle. Fix using a screw for a DIY take on this industrial style.

metal gate wheel valve

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