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If you’ve always dreamt of living in an old warehouse, with giant windows, lots of brick, and minimal “fluff”, industrial decor is right up your alley. If you’re looking for ways to incorporate industrial decor into your home, read on to find out the best ways to turn your home into an industrial masterpiece.
What it is:
Grown up goth (and I say that affectionately, as industrial decor is one of my favorite decorating styles. The warehouse in Wayne’s World 2 was my dream space when I was a kid), not as hardcore as steampunk decor, and effortlessly unisex as industrial decor can incorporate a variety of muted hues. Heavy on the metal and grays and cool tones, but what it lacks in pops of color, it makes up for in the ability to make an incredibly luxurious home with the use of overstuffed furniture, exposed wooden beams, and wide, open spaces.
Industrial decor is cool, both in “coolness” and in hues, so expect to stay away from warm tones or bright colors. Embrace the love of galvanized steel, pipes, and minimalist style decor. This is a fabulous decorating style for DIY enthusiasts, as imperfections in materials add to the appeal, and raw woods that show their age add to the charm of this style.
Things to Keep in Mind:
This is not a style that lends itself to clutter, as rooms styled with industrial decor are usually (presented as) open spaces, so if you’ve got a lot of things you need to hide when the guests come knocking, you may want to try a style that lends more to fabrics or warm cottage-styles.
Tools You’ll Need for Industrial Decor DIY Projects:
- Sand Paper – for bringing out that “Weathered” look to wood
- Black Water Pipe – you can create everything from shelving to curtain rods with black pipe
- Wood Stain – dark browns and grays
A Few Favorite Industrial Decor Examples:
Get Started with These Industrial Decor Accessories:
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I’m a 5x award-winning entrepreneur, small business nerd, and home decor newbie. Currently residing in upstate New York with my husband and cats. Hair color subject to change, black clothing…probably not.