Reclaimed materials, warehouse lighting, and urban loft furniture can give your home character, patina, and simple style!
My son lives in an industrial-style loft in the former Chown Pella Window Factory in the Pearl District of Portland. He has allowed me to use his warehouse-style abode as a mood board for industrial design and a stage for our Industrial Loft Collection of home decor. I love the look of lofts and old buildings turned into living spaces and think the industrial style can be used to add rustic interest to traditional apartments and houses too.
Not everyone can find living spaces in a downtown loft or warehouse with concrete floors and exposed brick. Create an illusion of an industrial past by using rough surfaces and materials. The most simple way to show some roughness is to leave some walls or surfaces unfinished. In addition, rough metal elements create an industrial atmosphere.
How to get an Industrial Look:
While industrial design is often associated with factories and manufacturers, there’s something very alluring about the aspect of having sleek concrete material in your home. And even though industrial interior design aspects are ordinarily found in open space lofts, there’s nothing stopping you from infusing that unique design aesthetic into your own home. From DIY concrete illuminators to cement furnishings and heavy-duty planters, these industrial decor ideas will definitely transform any ordinary space into a contemporary living area.
You don’t have to break the bank at Restoration Hardware to deck out your home in industrial style decor. Raw materials can be found almost anywhere. We love the industrial style create by this bed created from recycled steel and palette wood.
Any hardware store has galvanized pipe for closets, hand rails or towel racks.
Reclaimed Wood Adhesive Planks
Stikwood Adhesive Wood Panels instantly transform walls, backsplashes, headboards and ceilings. Available in an array of woods and finishes, they can be cut to fit your individual space and hung in a few simple steps.
From rough-hewn to refined, concrete countertops have moved beyond the drab slabs of the past. Perfect for rustic or industrial settings, concrete counters are also amazingly versatile and an affordable DIY project.
Using old materials in new ways
We love the look and character of factory windows. Look at the inventive idea this couple had for a warehouse-look shower enclosure!
A simple crate was created for the task of helping to move large and heavy objects in warehouses. Has any item been recycled and repurposed more spectacularly than the wood pallet? Find design inspiration and a plethora of ideas for your home in these blogs:
Small Space Design: Turn your traditional apartment or condo into an industrial loft.
Five Lofty Ideas from Style at Home
1 Remember: A tiny room doesn’t have to hold only tiny pieces of furniture.
Sometimes with a small space, people avoid large furniture thinking it will dominate the room. Not true. A large sectional can often be better than a small sofa and chair.
2 Combine like objects and purge.
Don’t purchase any organizing supplies until you know precisely what needs to be stored.
3 Use mirrors and glass to create reflections and bounce light around.
Making a small space seem grand depends on maximizing light. You can do that with a glass coffee table, rather than a wood or opaque one. You can do it by tucking mirrors into corners, and by hanging art in glass frames, which create reflections.
4 Ensure that window coverings don’t cut off the light when they’re open.
Hang curtains so that when they’re open, the entire pane is clear; open curtains should fall beside the window and not obscure any of it. Don’t hang curtains inside the window frame. Consider hanging curtains from the ceiling, rather than from the top of the window, which will add height (and some drama) to the space.
5 Think vertically.
Whether you’re hanging art or shelves or placing furniture, don’t let vertical space go to waste. Using it is practical, providing a display space for art, for example, and it also draws the eye up, making a space feel more expansive than it actually is.
Indeed Decor’s Loft Industrial Decor Collection of furniture, accessories, and lighting is the definition of urban chic. Hand-chosen pieces constructed from materials like reclaimed wood and rusted iron bring character and simple style into any space or type of décor. Mix and match our vintage warehouse-style furniture from Zuo Era, Arteriors, and Go Home to suit your own unique tastes. Illuminate open beams and well-worn brick with our factory-inspired lights.
Add texture and warmth to each room with our Jaipur jute and hemp, flat weave area rugs, and global-style accent pillows. From decorating an old warehouse-turned-living space to adding industrial accents to a traditional apartment, you will find just the right pieces for your home, with new products appearing every day.
Industrial Style Furniture
Are you drawn to industrial-style furniture that looks like it came out of an old factory or warehouse? Browse Indeed Decor’s Industrial Style Furniture selection of rustic furniture; reclaimed wood dining tables, galvanized steel cabinets, weathered side tables, linen & burlap upholstered chairs, and antique reproduction ice box islands to give your home a trendy, edgy vibe.
Industrial Style Lighting
Illuminate your industrial loft, contemporary condo, city apartment, or urban home with Indeed Decor’s Industrial Lighting. Choose from factory-style hanging pendants, rustic modern chandeliers, vintage pharmacy table lamps, or salvaged iron floor lamps for the perfect blend of warehouse style and task lighting function. Add trendy Edison light bulbs for an authentic industrial style.
Industrial Style Home Accessories
Peruse Indeed Decor’s industrial-style home accessories to add utilitarian style and interest to a traditional or contemporary space. From reclaimed iron wine racks, demijohn bottles, or factory wire baskets, you will find just the right rustic pieces for your home. For ideas and industrial decorating inspiration, follow Indeed Décor on Pinterest.
Industrial Style Wall Decor
Hand-chosen industrial-style wall decor constructed from materials like reclaimed driftwood and rusted iron brings character and simple style into any space. Choose from our neutral palette of contemporary art prints to compliment any style of decor.
Urban Natural Rugs
Shop our spirited collection of hand-woven of natural hemp, jute, and sisal rugs. These highly textured flat-weave pieces elevate the concept of “green” floor covering to a new level of sophistication, with beautiful solids and bold florals. Urban Natural Rugs pair functionality with a look that’s chic, colorful, and comfortable.
Industrial Design and Decor blends urban edgy utilitarian design with the warmth of aged woods and worn brick and concrete textures. The industrial style melds aged iron, and metals with rich patinas weathered woods and soft neutral textiles. Whether you live in a farmhouse. beach cottage or city apartment warm your home décor with industrial chic accents, trendy furniture, lighting, and accessories from Indeed Decor.