There is just something about exposed beams, rustic brick, and steel that—when it all comes together—looks elegant, sophisticated, and fresh. Industrial design is not a new concept, but it has definitely caught wind lately and become a big trend in the world of home decor. This style looks both composed and organic at the same time, making it as aesthetically pleasing as it is easy to achieve—even for the novice decorator.
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Industrial Decor in the Bedroom
This bedroom from Grillo Designs is a beautiful example of how to mix modern and industrial designs to create a fresh, updated vibe that feels warm and inviting. You just have to love the way the brush-and-ink prints look next to the distressed mid-century nightstand. Do not be afraid to combine stylistic elements when testing the waters with industrial design.Continue to 2 of 21 below.
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So much of industrial decor is about contrast; old next to new, recycled next to DIY, and even light beside dark. This bedroom from Tamara Magel Studios combines the neutral, slightly raw look of bare white brick with a stark black accent wall to create dimension and depth. If plain brick walls feel too cold for your taste, experiment with a bold alternative.Continue to 3 of 21 below.
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A DIY With Pipes
Industrial design typically includes exposed beams and piping, but if you do not want to call in an architect, you can fake it with a clever DIY like this shelving unit by Oliver Thorton. At once stunning and unique, this unit uses copper pipes to create a rustic, exposed look that is both visually appealing and practical. If this look is too much for you, try a simpler copper DIY that does not involve soldering metal.Continue to 4 of 21 below.
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A Wood Pallet Bed
Home decorators have been utilizing wood pallets in their DIY projects for years, but this pallet bed from jellinadetmar on Instagram takes the look to the next level. The unfinished, salvaged wood gives the room a loft-inspired vibe while the whitewashed floors and concrete walls really bring the industrial look together.Continue to 6 of 21 below.
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White Brick Walls and a Black Metal Bedframe
If you start to research industrial design, you will come across a whole lot of exposed brick. And this bedroom from industrialhomeinc is all the proof you need that it is one of the strongest elements of the industrial look. Brick adds texture and warmth while allowing you to scale back on wall decor without the room feeling unfinished.Continue to 7 of 21 below.
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Steel Barn Door in a Bedroom
Another common trend among industrial-style rooms is the smart use of steel. Though you may not traditionally think of steel as a bedroom-friendly material, this practical and pleasing barn door spotted on decorcrush (via Pinterest) proves it can add unexpected warmth to the space. Steel-framed accent chairs or clothing racks are other great ways to bring this look into your bedroom.Continue to 8 of 21 below.
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Bedroom With Edison Lighting
When you think industrial style, you cannot help but picture soft lighting and a beautiful, exposed Edison bulb. These caged side lamps from a daily something lend an industrial vibe to the modern bedroom. You can find similar lanterns on Amazon or Etsy—simply add an Edison bulb and voilà.Continue to 9 of 21 below.
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Reclaimed Wood Bedroom Bookshelf
Another hallmark of the industrial style is the use of reclaimed and salvaged goods. Reclaimed wood is one of the most popular materials in home decor, and this stunning bookshelf from Lucy Call is will make you want to head to your local lumber yard ASAP.Continue to 10 of 21 below.
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A Simple, Neutral Color Palette
This monotone bedroom from love create celebrate maintains a soft white color palette throughout the room. Industrial design often utilizes neutral and earth-tone color schemes. Add a metal pendant lamp like the one seen here, and you will end up with a warehouse-like room you will never want to leave.Continue to 11 of 21 below.
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Exposed Brick Wall and a Wooden Bedframe
Though a lot of our favorite industrial-style bedrooms feature white brick, keeping things natural—like in this room from girlandtheworld—can be just as beautiful. The rich, exposed brick pairs nicely with the pallet bed frame; just add a few black-and-white prints and your room will feel complete without a lot of work.Continue to 12 of 21 below.
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A Stunning Modern Loft Bedroom
When you think industrial style, a warehouse loft probably comes to mind. This loft bedroom spotted on homesbyrobyn's Instagram is the perfect mix of modern and industrial. The black metal-framed window panels are a common industrial feature, but the Scandinavian-style furniture lends a mid-century modern vibe.Continue to 13 of 21 below.
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Industrial Bedroom With a Platform Bed
This bedroom by alexanderdesignbuild is probably the most "industrial" space on our list. It has exposed brick, creatively used steel elements, and a stark-yet-warm vibe that feels effortlessly chic. When it comes to industrial design, less is usually more.Continue to 14 of 21 below.
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Cork Flooring in a Primary Bedroom
This industrial-style pallet bed from Pallet List is wonderful, but it is the interesting cork flooring that is the real eyecatcher. Using concrete, reclaimed wood, or cork for your bedroom flooring may seem odd, but the nontraditional materials create a gorgeous look that does not even need an area rug.Continue to 15 of 21 below.
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Another way to make your bedroom feel a little more industrial is to swap out your colorful artwork with chic black-and-white photography, as seen in this space from druiventuintje. The simple art lends a clean, sophisticated feel to any space.Continue to 16 of 21 below.
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Exposed Beams and Pipes in a Bedroom
Industrial design often features exposed architectural elements such as ductwork, piping, and beams. This loft-like bedroom from Laura & Wolf does not look unfinished but rather feels polished and fashionable with its exposed, rustic elements.Continue to 17 of 21 below.
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Cool Colors in a Primary Bedroom
If you want to add a pop of color, cool tones such as blues and grays are widely used in industrial decor. This well-designed bedroom from mywarehousehome features a pale blue bedspread to give the otherwise neutral room a boost of color, while still maintaining a cohesive look.Continue to 18 of 21 below.
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Recycled Materials in a Bedroom
Whether you find some old steel stools or attractively weathered shutters—like in this room from wonen_bij_chantal—giving aging materials a new lease on life is a great way to achieve an industrial look. Next time you are scanning the racks of your local thrift store, do not be afraid to repurpose the old or offbeat.Continue to 19 of 21 below.
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Industrial Bunk Beds
This industrial bunk bed DIY from Cherished Bliss ditches the traditional and uses metal piping as a ladder and railing. It is not only industrial-friendly but also super practical and durable.Continue to 20 of 21 below.
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Bedroom With Oversized Fixtures
When it comes to industrial design, sometimes it is all about mixing in bold pieces that catch the eye and still work seamlessly with the rest of the design. This bedroom from InsideOut has the standard exposed brick walls and metal-framed windows but also features a couple of unlikely metal pendant lights that take the look somewhere unexpected.Continue to 21 of 21 below.
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Warehouse Style Bedroom
When you think "warehouse," you probably do not use the words "warm and inviting" to describe the style—but think again. This bedroom from SF Girl gives off an old artist's loft vibe but maintains a sense of comfort by incorporating rich linen textiles.