The industrial decor always so popular with enthusiasts of interior design. I myself am a fan of it and it is with great pleasure that I give you my advice and inspiration today! Let’s go for 85 examples of industrial decor to adapt to your interior for a top loft atmosphere. Ideas for all rooms of the house and for all tastes!
1. Essential furniture for an industrial style
The golden rule for an interior with an industrial look? Choose furniture that is both sturdy and practical . Comfortable light leather sofa with a slightly worn appearance, raw wood table, factory-look metal furniture, locker-style cabinet, nomadic furniture with casters … Must-haves that will hit the mark in the blink of an eye! And know that the combination of wood and black metal is a must of the industrial type that works for all types of furniture!The golden rule for an interior with an industrial look? Choose furniture that is both sturdy and practical . Comfortable light leather sofa with a slightly worn appearance, raw wood table, factory-look metal furniture, locker-style cabinet, nomadic furniture with casters … Must-haves that will hit the mark in the blink of an eye! And know that the combination of wood and black metal is a must of the industrial type that works for all types of furniture!
2. A chair with a workshop look
The vintage leather chair , combining metal and leather, is perfect for warming a rather cold “industrial” interior. Another option with a retro and factory spirit: the school chair in metal and wood! Finally, the essential chairs with metal screws, adjustable in height, will give a workshop spirit to your decor.
3. The wall decoration to emphasize the industrial spirit of an interior
Some well-chosen wall decorations and your interior takes on an industrial air in an instant! A large mirror glass style or clock nice size the station clock look and voila! You can also fall for metallic wall shelves with a graphic look: ideal for an industrial atmosphere and so practical!
4. Decorative objects for an industrial atmosphere
Decorative objects are also there to perfect a “factory” atmosphere, so think about it! Concrete vase or paperweight, industrial table lamp, factory-inspired decorative objects such as cans, racks or decorative lettering … The opportunity, why not, to hunt for THE detail that will make you so proud and that will make all the difference!
5. Textiles to associate with industrial style
To soften an industrial decor , textiles must be there. Their soft and light material, even soft, will bring a cocooning note to your interior. As for colors and patterns, black and white and graphic patterns will be the most suitable for rugs, curtains or household linen. But nothing prevents you from opting for a few colorful touches on the cushions or throws to brighten up the atmosphere!
6. Lighting is a true signature of the industrial trend
If you had to bet on only one element for your industrial decoration, I would advise you without hesitation to choose the lights! Suspensions, table lamp, wall lamp, portable lamp … In black or gray metal, or a simple filament bulb, for a guaranteed loft atmosphere ! Multiply your lights and don’t hesitate to have several copies of the same pendant light above tables or worktops for a real factory look.
7. A dining room with an industrial and stylish decor
For an “industrial” dining room, choose a large table with sturdy materials. The combination of wood and black metal is ideal, unless the total metallic look catches your eye! If professional furniture and its vintage side appeal to you, you can opt for an established-inspired table: guaranteed success!
8. An industrial office for working
For a studious corner with an industrial look, a wooden or metal desk will be perfect! You can associate it with a Gras lamp- style work lamp . A few metal elements to perfect the atmosphere and it’s won: shelves, bins, storage lockers on wheels …
9. The loft spirit in the living room
As for the living room, you will opt for the most open-plan layout possible . The ideal? A room with good dimensions and largely open to the outside. Any type of sofa will fit into an industrial atmosphere, but a light leather sofa is sure to have an effect! Also think about club chairs in the same style. And once again, play with the lamps with an “industrial” look to refine your decor in the living room!
10. Industrial trend in the kitchen
The kitchen is one of the privileged rooms for an industrial interior. The must ? An island kitchen open to the living room or a kitchen delimited from the living space by a glass roof ! In terms of colors and materials, black or gray metal, wood, white tiles or even red brick are in the spotlight.
11. An industrial decoration even in the toilet
So that the smallest room in the house is not left out, give it your full attention! If the walls and floors will be essential to give the atmosphere, you can also work on the decor. Red brick and black metal atmosphere for a New York loft trend? Factory spirit in concrete, tiles, black and white ? It’s up to you to choose and decorate with a metal pendant light , an “industrial” mirror or small furniture in the tone!
12. Industrial style in bathroom
The industrial bathroom puts metal and wood in the spotlight: washbasin cabinet , mirror, shelves, storage furniture, everything goes! The industrial trend likes barber style triptych mirrors or large round porthole mirrors . I particularly like the factory ambiences in the bathroom, combining white tiles, gray concrete and black metal.
13. A bedroom with a loft atmosphere
In the bedroom, the loft style often stands out thanks to a sober and soothing atmosphere . Light tones, raw materials such as wood or concrete will be warmed up thanks to the bed linen and cozy throws. For an industrial touch, we also think of “factory” furniture and the famous pallet beds!
14. Industrial decor comes to the teeager’s room
If there is one style that should delight your teenager, it is the industrial style! Its sobriety allows it to have multiple customizations that big children love! Wood and black metal furniture, USA-inspired bed sets, small furniture on casters, locker-style metal cabinet … So many inspirations for his personal piece!
15. An industrial version entry
So that your industrial decor imposes itself as soon as you pass the door, I advise you to work well on the look of your entrance. A simple cabinet with metal lockers, a few “industrial” hooks associated with a well-chosen mirror and voila! You can also opt for a bearing roller for immediate industrial look!
16. A wardrobe as practical as it is stylish with the industrial trend
Your dressing room can perfectly integrate the industrial spirit of your interior if you choose it well! An open walk-in closet combining wood and metal is ideal: if possible, leave some free spaces in it to ventilate the visual space. Another idea for your “industrial” wardrobe?
17. With yellow, the industrial style sparkles!
Do you like industrial furniture but don’t want too cold a space? So why not adopt yellow in your decor? You will have no trouble infusing warmth to your interior with this sparkling color ! The mustard yellow is particularly likely, so do not hesitate and apply it on walls or in small Deco touches on a few well chosen pieces.
18. Try the blue trend in your industrial style interior
Another really stylish solution to liven up your industrial interior and give it a personal touch? The color blue! By associating it with a loft atmosphere, you will easily energize the atmosphere ! Whether you opt for the ultra trendy duck blue or the energetic petroleum blue, you will give your decor a nice boost!
19. Flawless guaranteed by betting on gray
To stick as closely as possible to the factory spirit, bet on the color gray! From light light gray to anthracite gray, it allows multiple associations. We therefore think of it in the first place for floors and walls: the gray concrete aspect will be all the rage! But you can also invite gray on your textiles, your chairs or even on your sofa as this color is easy to combine with the “industrial” style.
20. Brighten up the workshop atmosphere of your decor with white
If there is a color to use at will in an industrial decoration, it is white! The ideal is to cover your walls, your floors and why not part of your furniture. It will perfectly highlight the wood and metal elements that you have taken care to have in your factory decor! And think of white metal furniture : perfect for an industrial and soft atmosphere at the same time!
21. Dare to use black to enhance your industrial decor
You are more up for an industrial decoration full of character: opt for black ! Once again, metal will be your best ally and black furniture in this material is a must. But you will also create a beautiful “industrial” atmosphere thanks to the slate or the tiling or black marble . With these materials, you can even try black walls : enhanced with wood and plant fiber elements, they will be full of allure!
22. Notes of green to accompany your industrial style
I have one last color to suggest to you to highlight your industrial interior with style: green! You will have no trouble finding something to decorate your decor with green elements: curtains, sofa, industrial chairs, lighting … Green, either khaki green, sea green, celadon green, bottle green and so on, is ideal to give a natural touch of freshness to your decor!
23. Which floor to choose for an industrial decoration?
Have you decided to tackle your interior floors and give them an industrial feel? So here are the two main materials available to you: wood and raw concrete ! The first has the advantage of sticking to different styles and bringing a warm atmosphere . The second is undoubtedly much more marked “factory” but has an immediate stylish effect on your decoration: bluffing!
24. Industrial decor and scandinavian style
If you like the industrial trend, it’s a safe bet that the Scandinavian style will not leave you indifferent! These two types of decor share the same sobriety and also go perfectly together! On a basis of interior decoration in the loft style, some Scandinavian furniture will be the most beautiful effect. A Nordic sofa, chairs with compass legs, graphic lighting and a glass mirror … Let yourself be tempted, eyes closed, by these associations!
25. The vintage trend, shock partner of industrial trend
Who says industrial decor necessarily means vintage pieces ! Even sparingly, some retro elements must integrate your “industrial” atmosphere! Fans of flea markets will be able to indulge their hearts and find small decorative objects or beautiful pieces of furniture that will have their effect. A trade piece of furniture , workbench type or metal locker, is always a piece that sets the tone!
26. An industrial and modern decor
Are you more of a fan of modern atmospheres? You will be able to create beautiful decorative alliances! Sobriety of forms , non-overloaded atmospheres and graphic lines will bring a design and contemporary note to your interior. Combined with wood and metal furniture, an elegant Gras lamp or a glass-type opening, the industrial and modern atmosphere is guaranteed!
27. When the industrial spirit invites itself into a bohemian interior
Combine opposing styles and you will have nice surprises ! You will have the obvious proof of this by introducing some notes of raw industrial decor in your bohemian and soft interior. An association with a full balance for a decor really full of personality!
28. An industrial and ethnic decor to get away from it all
Do you really like the industrial style but you wouldn’t be against an escape to distant lands from your home? Distill here and there a few notes of ethnic decor in your “industrial” interior and you will be delighted! Colorful textiles, ethnic rugs, baskets and lightings in woven plant fibers … Treat yourself!
29. The meeting of the jungle trend and the industrial style
You could not miss the jungle trend as it is a hit in decoration! Well, I advise you to fall for it too and mix exotic foliage and an industrial atmosphere! A section of wall with a jungle atmosphere wallpaper for example, and your interior comes out energized and unique!
30. Industrial and chic atmosphere it’s possible!
Do you think that an industrial interior is necessarily a bit cold and lacks sophistication? Well know that it can be really chic if you take care to work the associations of colors and materials. For example, integrate velvet on your seats, gold metal in your furniture, a touch of powder pink in your decor … Many ideas to combine with a loft atmosphere for an ultra chic look!
31. Mix wood and industrial look
It is certain: wood is one of the flagship materials of the industrial style. But if you particularly like this material and its natural warmth, you can make it the basis of your “industrial” decoration. For example, choose to furnish your interior with furniture exclusively made of wood and to decorate the whole with wall decoration and metal lighting. A parquet floor or even a section of wooden wall can also be integrated into your industrial decor to warm it up in the blink of an eye.
32. Red brick for industrial style
For an authentic and immediate industrial spirit , red brick is a MUST! If you have a wall in this style, it may even have inspired you for your “industrial” decor! So a piece of advice: if you are thinking about rearranging your spaces, do not hesitate to use red brick to create your partitions . And you should even know that some trompe-l’oeil or wallpapers are really illusory and work wonderfully!
33. Fly to New york with your industrial decor
New York, its dynamism and its architecture have always made you dream? An industrial decoration can transport you there thanks to a typical loft atmosphere ! You can also use decorative objects, posters or wall decorations on the theme of the city that never sleeps: “industrial” atmosphere guaranteed!
34. Indistrial decorative motifs par excellence
Do you want your decor to breathe the very essence of industrial style? The patterns of the wheel and gears are THE good idea to set the tone. You will find many metallic decorative objects reminiscent of industrial machinery . You can also give free rein to your creative recycling spirit : reuse a bicycle wheel as a wall decoration, as a hanging ornament, etc. Guaranteed success!
35. Visible pipes to strengthen the factory spirit
For a top factory look , exposed pipes will be your best allies! Do not hesitate to highlight and maintain the piping which can become a centerpiece of your decor! You can also opt for dummy pipes, unusual or bluffing truth, which will give character to your loft atmosphere.
36. The glass roof
I can only advise you to adopt a glass roof in your industrial interior! If you have the chance to integrate a real glass roof in the layout of your living room, I envy you! If this is not the case, you can use it as an element of separation between two spaces or even as a trompe l’oeil thanks to a glass mirror! Smart and efficient!
37. Vegetables to brighten up your industrial decor
One last tip for an “industrial” decor at the top: incorporate green plants ! And you can even do tons of it for a greenhouse atmosphere that will refresh your interior! Because who says industrial decor does not mean cold and lifeless atmosphere, but you were already convinced of that!
Choose the right colors for an industrial style
38. Dark colors
Dark colors, provided you have space, in a loft-style interior for example.
It is mainly present on the ground via concrete, on rough walls or in plumbing / piping elements. For the furniture, we opt for different shades of gray , ranging from steel to anthracite gray, almost black.
Black metal, often matt, is very present in industrial decoration . It is used to create canopies as partitions, to separate an industrial kitchen from a living room or to create a bedroom in a corner without obscuring the light. We also find the color black on furniture, often mixed with wood or printed with industrial patterns (names, numbers, etc.). You can paint the door or window frames in black to add the finishing touch to its industrial decoration.
It is mainly found on the leather of armchairs and seats. The colors range from brown to cognac, ideally with patinated leather for an impression of antique furniture in a flea market. It can also be found in the form of rust-style metal, on lights and suspensions.
42. The red
It is a color mainly used for decorative elements, by little touch: wall decoration , cushions, fabrics, lamps, etc. The red is bright, and is reminiscent of Coca-Cola, red!
43. White or cream
In addition to the brick walls which can be repainted in white or covered with lime in an industrial interior, we find these two light colors by little touch. They are mainly used for fabrics (rugs, cushions, etc.) and linens, in the bedroom, kitchen or living room. But nothing prevents you from coming to awaken the industrial style’ with bright colors such as yellow or blue, either by painting an entire section of the wall in these colors, or with decorative elements (canvases, vintage posters, industrial signs … ) or household appliances ( Smeg pastel fridge type ).
Select the main materials of the industrial decor style
44. Metal and wood
If you live in a loft, then these materials are already present in your home. You therefore do not have to do major work (except in the case of renovation). If you want to give an industrial spirit to an older or contemporary interior, you will have to get your hands dirty and replace the existing materials with them!
45. Wood and iron
Wood and iron are often used together, on sideboards, coffee tables or even dining tables. The wood is raw. It can sometimes be covered with a few inscriptions in the factory workshop style. Very masculine, the leathers are often in brown tones, from cognac to icy brown. One of the iconic pieces of furniture in the industrial style is the famous Chesterfield sofa. Its aged-effect padded leather makes it a piece of furniture that immediately brings character to your living room.
The decoration uses steel, iron or fabric. Enamelled plaques representing vintage signs, steel clocks reminiscent of the cogs of industrial machines, steel or metal lights… The more raw and vintage the decoration, the better!
If you are not a fan of china, don’t panic. Decorative signs offer many industrial-inspired decorative objects that will be perfect to add the final touch to your decoration.
47. Raw fabrics
As for fabrics and bed linen , we opt for solid colors, in timeless colors such as white, cream, gray or black. As with every decoration trend, there are essential elements specific to the industrial style. From floor to ceiling, from furniture to decorative objects, a quick tour of the must – haves of the industrial style , as well as our advice on how to adopt them at home in the blink of an eye.
Furnish your interior with industrial style furniture
48. Classic furnishings for an industrial style
The industrial style is particularly suited to spacious interiors. Urban lofts or large country houses will be perfect spaces to create an industrial atmosphere in your home. The industrial style , consisting of raw and often dark furniture and objects, requires a bright spot to avoid ending up in a very dark interior setup, even in broad daylight.
Large spaces are also necessary because the industrial furniture is often bulky . Strong pieces such as a shelf, a leather sofa or a large workshop-style dining table will be able to express their full potential.
49. A workshop-style desk
There is plenty of storage, in drawers or shelves. To associate with a workshop chair for a harmonious whole.
50. A big leather armchair
If possible, it is nicer to hunt for them at a flea market on the internet , but you can also find industrial-inspired furniture at affordable prices in decoration shops.
51. A locker-style shelf
Quite imposing, they are reserved for living rooms which benefit from large spaces.
52. Metal wood kitchen shelves
Quite imposing, they are reserved for living rooms that benefit from large spaces, think of open loft-style kitchens.
53. Locker-style dressers
Install some decorative elements on it to make the whole more warm.
Decorate following the codes of industrial style
54. An iconic industrial style lamp
Often in metal, wood or leather, the decorative elements are carefully chosen to bring the final touch to your interior.
55. Metal suspensions
There are some elements such as wire metal which are also present in Scandinavian decoration, or leather poufs that can be found in boho interiors.
56. Metal chairs
These chairs are also available in a bar stool version.
57. A workshop seat
Not very comfortable for telecommuting, but so stylish!
58. A leather pouf
The leather pouf is not an essential industrial style decoration, but it is part of it!
59. A large workshop-style mirror
The industrial mirrors are the perfect representatives of this style. This decorative object and its multiple variations will certainly bring an industrial look to your interior.
60. An imposing clock
The more vintage they look, the better!
61. Concrete planters
To lay out in accumulation, by choosing plant pots in raw materials such as concrete.
62. The little extra that makes the difference
A few paintings of schoolchildren or references to the world (map, world map, globe) give an extra touch to your industrial decoration ! Do not hesitate to hunt for them for a more authentic appearance. They are regularly found in flea markets or online.
Adopt an industrial decoration with a small budget
63. Small touches
With small touches, install decorative objects of industrial inspiration in your interior. Vintage signs, metal lamps, barber’s mirror, clock with metal and wood cogs … The more you install objects of this kind in your interior, the more you give your interior an industrial style .
64. Leather or imitation leather
Leather is becoming more and more affordable, especially thanks to the big decoration brands. You can also fall for imitation leather, which is even more affordable, as long as you choose it of good quality. You can also opt for objects with leather details: shelves, storage, baskets …
65. Imitation wallpaper
If you are renting or do not want to hang wallpaper, know that there are also imitation brick stickers . For the best effect, they come to cover a splashback or a section of wall.
Transform an interior with a bigger budget
66. The waxed concrete floor
Create glass roofs, pour a concrete floor, change frames or doors… You are spoiled for choice!
Understand the codes of industrial style by room
67. The industrial fair
No need to overload your living room: despite a spacious surface, large industrial furniture quickly occupies space. On the walls, bricks or concrete will be a very good base to hang some decorative elements like a big clock or a vintage wall decoration . On the ground, waxed concrete will be easy to maintain . You can come and warm it up with one or more rugs if you wish. You can also opt for a raw parquet, aged effect.
68. The industrial kitchen
For an industrial-inspired kitchen, choose black kitchen furniture, or one combining raw wood and matte black metal. Around the kitchen island which turns into a dining area at lunch or dinner time, have workshop chairs or Tolix seats.
For household appliances, choose stainless steel . Ditto for small household appliances (coffee maker, toaster, food processor, etc.): stainless steel, metallic or black coating will be perfect for creating harmony in the room.
69. The industrial chamber
The industrial style is suitable for a master bedroom as well as a teenager’s bedroom. However, we should avoid adopting this style for a child’s room. At the head of the bed, you can opt for a brick wall or a wallpaper in gray tones, with an urban design. A leather or pallet-style headboard with integrated storage is also suitable.
Install industrial wall lights as a bedside lamp. A wired metal table or a small metal storage cabinet can serve as a bedside table. Facing the bed or the window, also install an industrial mirror (glass or door way) to increase the brightness of the room.
70. The industrial bathroom
Often small, the bathrooms can however be decorated in an industrial style, provided that the right fittings are made. Use white subway tiling walls so as not to darken the room. Convert a large storage cabinet into a bathroom vanity unit. And prefer to install a walk-in shower or with a structure only in glass and metal so as not to waste too much space.
Make your DIY industrial decoration
71. An industrial shelf
A relatively simple shelf to make for an industrial decorative touch.
72. A metal desk lamp
An original lamp made with copper plumbing tubes.
73. A pallet coffee table
The recovery of pallets is very practical for making industrial style furniture.
Develop the industrial style
74. An industrial chic touch
The sofa is adorned with velvet, brass replaces the matte black metal, we warm the floors with colorful and graphic rugs … In short, we draw from other decor trends such as art deco, ethnic or Scandinavian decor to soften the very masculine style of the industry!
Take inspiration from industrial style trends
75. Open spaces
Whatever the destination room, the canopy is perfect throughout the house!
76. Workshop style mix
The new industrial style is mixed with the “workshop” style with black iron, very natural and fairly neutral colors.
77. Light brown leather
Leather is mainly found on armchairs or chairs for furniture. It can also be applied by a small touch, on furniture handles for example, or on decorative objects.
78. Ethnic rugs
Carpets are also making their appearance in industrial interiors. No need for animal skin, we can be satisfied with a fabric rug.
79. The walls
For an industrial-style interior, you can start by dropping paint or other wall coverings in favor of the raw wall. We can thus take advantage of a brick, stone or simply concrete wall. If it has defects, the authentic appearance will only be more pronounced. If you don’t like the walls in your interior, you will find wallpapers depicting a brick wall, for example. There is now a whole range of industrial style wallpapers available.
We will also play on the number of walls. An open space will allow you to enjoy more light, in addition to giving the appearance of a loft. You can also choose to install a canopy, which is an industrial style staple.
80. Authentic style
As the raw materials that make up the walls will be preserved in a visible way, a good idea is to do the same for the floor and the ceiling. Thus, we will appreciate a waxed concrete floor or a raw wood parquet. We thus make the most of a so-called “factory” style.
Likewise, if your ceiling has wooden beams or exposed metal frames, the ideal is not to try to hide them, but, on the contrary, to try to highlight them. There was a time when people hid them at all costs, so you can try to free them from their prison.
81. The materials and colors of the industrial style
For an industrial style living room, the materials chosen must give an impression of robustness. We will therefore opt for wood, but also zinc, steel and leather. In terms of colors, as we mentioned earlier, this is not where the industrial style is characterized. As greater importance is given to materials, it is the colors of these that will predominate.
The colors used for industrial fairs therefore mainly revolve around black, brown, metallic gray, brick red or copper tones.
82. Functional and mottled furniture
Why not let yourself be seduced by a metal cabinet in which to store your belongings. Choose large, simple, unadorned furniture that is as imposing as the room allows. For example, you can install a large leather sofa, a wide armchair in which to sit comfortably, a wooden coffee table, a metal lamp, etc. The main thing is to choose furniture that has a somewhat vintage style and which resist time.
Do not hesitate to go to flea markets to find vintage pieces that will be the most beautiful effect in your interior. You can also integrate handicrafts from here or elsewhere, raw elements as taken from an artist’s workshop.
83. The light
To create an industrial atmosphere, we do not ignore lighting. They will make it possible to take care of the lighting. Indeed, we can therefore opt for metal suspensions, possibly associated with wood. Installed in the living room, you can choose to multiply them. Thus, we can accumulate two or three without problems.
84. Mistakes not to make
When you set up your industrial living room, for a successful result, be careful not to buy everything new. As this style favors recycling, it is preferable to have an element which is a nod to the authentic industrial style in your interior.
It could very well be something that you have found: a piece of furniture, but also a poster, etc. We are not going to lie to each other, in the trade, you will now find pieces that already seem to have a past. The important thing is that your objects create the illusion of having had a life before, in a factory.
85. A recuperative kitchen
For a 100% authentic industrial kitchen, do not hesitate to bet on recycling ! For example, you can find old wooden furniture and add metal handles to it, salvage old chairs from a garage sale or buy old faucets dating from the 1950s in a flea market.