7 Tips to Create Industrial Style in Your Home

5. Use Furniture with Minimal Detailing

The last decade has seen an increase in furniture manufacturers who are embracing the reborn industrial theme in their collections.

The basis for an industrial-inspired bedroom and living room furniture are minimal details and simple materials. When choosing living room furniture pieces, remember that less is more, while an intentionally unfinished look should be a recurring theme throughout the room.

For example, consider a long couch with a few coffee tables — no room for conversation circles here! Frugal wrought iron canopy beds can be further formalized by the bedding ensemble choice. Similar-style lighting fixtures and monochromatic colors are an easy hack for rounding up your bedroom industrial chic.

Kitchen area with exposed pipes, Los Angeles

6. Expose the Pipework

Upcycled plumbing pipes have become a signature of so many steampunk and industrial-inspired interiors that even most ignorant visitors can recognize the decoration style.

Drawing inspiration from exposed interior ductwork of the industrial age warehouses, even a non-essential piece like a wall shelf made from black or galvanized pipes will make a strong statement.

woman working with color samples for selection

7. Pick an Industrial Color Palette

Without the right color palette, your industrial design wouldn’t make much of an impact. Everything from your rug and furniture to lighting and accents will depend on your color preferences.

If your home features an exposed brick wall, cement floor, or any wood elements, your color setting is almost already in place. Now you need to further refine it with rustic color schemes that include a lot of browns and beige.

Since your sofa, chairs and tables will likely use a lot of leather or wood, that gives you enough brown and burnt orange to apply some accent colors in your other décor.

The appealing design that used raw materials and unfinished interiors to signify mechanical ingenuity and efficient manufacturing now can become a base for your home remodel.

If you find yourself spending more and more time in urban loft coffeehouses and admiring barn conversion offices of a burgeoning startup in your area, it’s high time to apply one of these tips in your home as well.

Mike Johnston is a home improvement blogger and DIY enthusiast from Sydney. He is a regular writer at Smooth Decorator.
He has also contributed to numerous lifestyle, real estate and green living blogs. Mike’s goal is to create and share meaningful content that helps and inspires people.


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