Industrial style isn't just for commercial spaces or those who live in city lofts. No matter where you live, these rooms are here to stay. And the great news is that you can make any part of the home—a living space, bathroom, or office—shine with industrial-like features. We've rounded up 10 favorite industrial style spaces that will get your wheels turning.
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Divide and Conquer
We see lots of industrial style spaces in New York City, and Jessie Ruane's Brooklyn loft apartment is an industrial design lover's dream come true. The expansive space features exposed brick aplenty, beams, and industrial ceiling fixtures. Worry that living in a loft will make it difficult to establish different zones? Don't fear! Ruane has skillfully designed several mini rooms and nooks throughout the expansive loft, creatively using paint and shelving to create a division of space.Continue to 2 of 10 below.
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Let It Glow
Kari Whitman designed this Boulder home and thoughtfully incorporated all of the industrial touches: swiveling metal stools, sleek black and white hues, and lighting galore. All of the detailed lighting draws the eye up to the beautiful exposed beams present throughout the living space. For a budget-friendly hack, consider weaving string lights through the beams in your home—it will create a similar effect for a much lower price.Continue to 3 of 10 below.
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Don't forget about the tinier spaces in your house when it comes to design. Even the bathroom in this home by Kari Whitman evokes an industrial look with concrete walls, paneled glass walls, and sculptural lighting that makes getting ready a stylish experience. Stash cosmetics and toiletries under the sink to keep the vanity area looking organized and free of distracting tubes and bottles.Continue to 4 of 10 below.
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Fixtures with Edison bulbs are an industrial lighting staple. This South Tampa space by Alair Homes South Tampa incorporated not one but two Edison fixtures that add pizzazz to this expansive game room. Unable to change out your ceiling fixtures? Incorporate a table lamp with an Edison bulb in your living room or place one on your desk for a similar effect.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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Mix and Match Styles
Many accents that we see in transitional or farmhouse style homes are also popular with industrial design fanatics. Love subway tile? Great news, it complements industrial style spaces perfectly! Similarly, shiplap is a go—just pair it with wooden beams so it doesn't lean too farmhouse, as Alair Homes South Tampa did in the case of this kitchen ceiling.Continue to 6 of 10 below.
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Industrial style means that open shelving is a go. (Collectors and book lovers, rejoice!) Whether you choose to incorporate it in the kitchen or build a wall of bookshelves, as seen in this room by Aker Interiors, you can't go wrong. The more natural looking the materials, the better. Shelves constructed from pipes are also popular with industrial design enthusiasts and are possible to DIY, too.Continue to 7 of 10 below.
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Looking to add a more subtle industrial touch to a space? Opt for black metal hardware and accents, which will instantly make any room look more modern and sleek, no matter how small. These touches shine in this bathroom by Carla Bast.Continue to 8 of 10 below.
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To keep an industrial space from feeling too stark, make sure to incorporate softer touches. Artwork, cozy textiles like sheepskin, and a bit of greenery are all winners, as seen in this space by Karen Knox. Best of all, all of these pieces can be sourced on the cheap (and if you opt for faux plants, we won't judge, promise).Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Chalk It Up
If you love the industrial look but also strive to create a kid-friendly space, installing a chalkboard wall can be a happy medium. Karen Knox incorporated this touch into a dining nook she designed for a familial feel. Plus, it provides little ones with an instant, screen-free activity. It's a win-win.Continue to 10 of 10 below.
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Step To It
Floating stairs are an excellent way to combine function and aesthetics in an industrial style space. This Chicago home by A Finished Space is a hip city-dweller's dream, boasting an office nook, a skylight, and tons of artful light fixtures. A canopy bed pays a nod to traditional style but when made from metal looks contemporary and chic.