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4 Tips to Create an Industrial Home

Unconventional furniture and raw interiors make up this unique spaces


The industrial style is often characterized by bare, minimalist, and raw interiors. If you want your space to be unique and different from other homes, you may choose to have an industrial-inspired dwelling. Make this look work with the help of these tips.

All photos by Miguel Nacianceno.

Keep these tips in mind:

Opt for neutral colors.

Choosing neutral shades such as gray, beige, cream and sage green can help add depth to your room. Try adding pieces in light mocha or eggshell white to soften up the rough edges of your room’s texture.

RL Tip: Do you live in a small space? Add a multifunctional piece such as a cream ottoman for storage and seating. Learn more storage ideas here.

Consider steel textures.

Industrial design mirrors concrete and masculine textures. Pick furniture pieces made of steel to complete the “unfinished look." Opt for pieces with sleek designs like steel seating or coffee table for a crisp look. 

Utilize wooden furniture.

You may choose to combine sleek and raw surfaces. Wooden pieces give a comfy vibe that can add warmth to your industrial space. Consider decorating your kitchen or dining area with a sleek wooden table then pair it steel bar stools.

Add quirky accent pieces.

This style also allows you to express your creativity. Unusual décor in bold colors such as paintings, murals and sculptures may serve as an instant accent to your neutral colored walls. To make your space even more interesting, why not decorate it with vintage and recycled pieces? Score a couple of pieces when you go thrift shopping!

RL Tip: Turn your plain lamp into an instant modern accent piece. Learn the step-by-step guide here. 

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