When city dwellers began converting abandoned factories and warehouses into loft-style living spaces, industrial style was born. Think weathered wood, stainless steel, concrete, exposed brick, and anything that nods to the country’s industrial history (spools, work desks, and metal chairs). No-frills furnishings with raw, unfinished surfaces and clean lines contribute to the casual utilitarianism of the look. Read on to discover five ways you can bring this look into your home.
Fake it ‘Til You Make It
It’s all About the Little Things
Accessories, such as a metal table or an antique accent lamp, infuse a subtle industrial edge into any decor. Look for factory-inspired trinkets—vintage sewing machines; wooden dress, hat, or shoe molds, or gears and bolts—to complete the look.
Don’t forget about lighting. Old school-style pendants and table lamps featuring mostly metal or glass shades instantly exude industrial style.
Warm it Up
Cozy up the chilly impact of this style with textured rugs, warm woods, and soft pillows and throws. We love kilim-style and hide skin rugs to add comfort to floors. Pillows and blankets in plush knits with fringe or cabling lend snuggly appeal to sofas and chairs.