3 Tips For Designing Your Home With An Industrial Look

Dining room in industrial style

If you love the look and feel of industrial design but aren’t sure how you can effectively incorporate it into your home, especially if you live in a home that’s more traditional, you’ll be glad to know that there are plenty of ideas and design principles that you can employ to give you this look and feel.

To help you see how this can be done, here are three tips for designing your home with an industrial look in mind.

Keep Things Open

When you think of an industrial space, one of the first things you likely imagine is just that—space. In almost all industrial buildings, there is going to be a lot of open room that can be employed. So if you want your home to have this same feel, you’ll need to find a way to open things up as much as possible.

For some people, this might mean knocking down some walls so that you have larger, more open rooms that you can work with. Another option is to replace some of your woodwork with metalwork, so that you have exposed bars and beams rather than wood ones. And the more of the inner workings of your home that you can have out in the open, the more of an industrial look you’ll be able to accomplish.

Embrace The Industrial Color Palette

Industrial spaces are almost always commercial spaces. And while some commercial spaces will play with color, most industrial spaces will stick to a very limited color palette. So if you’re wanting your home to reflect this same aesthetic, you’ll want to embrace this industrial color palette as well.

As part of this, you’ll want to stay close to neutral colors for the base of everything in your home. Dark colors like blacks and grays will likely be a big portion of your elements. But you can also use whites, creams, silver, copper, and more. Using brick, leather, and wood elements can also bring in some richer colors as well.

Don’t Get Caught Up In The Details

Something that is very uncommon in industrial spaces is a lot of intricate details. So if detailing is something that you really love and want to showcase in your home, going with an industrial look and feel might not actually be what you want. On the other hand, if you’re okay with keeping the detailing on things limited and having a lot of clean lines and faces on your furniture and other decor items, getting the industrial look may be easier than you anticipated.


If you want your home to look more industrial than traditional, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you find ways that you can make these kinds of adjustments in your design and decor.

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Bella Duckworth

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