Interior Design

The raw attractiveness of industrial interior design

(4 min read) The industrial interior design style is undoubtedly on the uprise in the past couple of years. Its unfinished look and functionality have captured the hearts of interior trend buffs from all over the world. So what exactly is the secret of this quite unusual style and what makes it one of the most beloved interior design trends at the moment? Stick around to find out.

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Lovely Industrial design style loft.

One of the first things that pop into mind when you enter a space designed to fit the Industrial style narrative is the visibility of building materials. Naked bricks, unpolished wood, and exposed ductwork are the usual components of this interesting design trend. Basically, if the space you’re in reminds you of a warehouse, chances are it is an Industrial design representative at its finest.

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The charm of the exposed brick walls. Photo courtesy: Tradewinds General Contracting Inc.

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Who knew exposed ductwork and brick could look so good?

Think large spacious rooms with high ceilings, dangling metal lighting fixtures, and visible old timber here and there. Industrial design spaces will always look kinda unfinished, but kinda not. The unfinished vibe ends with its appearance, but you will never feel like the space itself lacks something. “Unfinished finished” is what I’d call it.

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High ceilings and metal lighting fixtures at their best.

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Metallic details and earthy tones. Photo by Modsy.

As for the furnishing, it is sparse at most. By that, I don’t mean it is minimalistic and impractical, but simply — functional. Highly functional. Wood and metal are the usual choices when it comes to Industrial design, but no one will judge you if you add a comfy cushioned sofa in front of your TV. The aim is to achieve balance. To avoid minimalistic coldness, as well as that maximalist sense of overdoing everything to the point of hoarding. Just think — functional.

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Metal and wood combined.

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Cozy sofas are also welcome.

As for the color palette, bare building surfaces add their own colors, but the color most Industrial design enthusiasts go for is gray. It might have something to do with trying to achieve that metallic look on most surfaces. Weathered gray walls, gray furniture covers, and gray decor, in general, is always welcome if you are going for the Industrial vibe.

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White and gray Industrial combo.

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Gray walls to fit the Industrial style of the bedroom.

As for the decor itself — the less, the better. You don’t want anything to draw the attention of the naked materials because they should be the key component in your space. So if you want to have that Industrial look in your home, the first thing that should go are those lovely floral curtains you bought on a whim or that fluffy carpet that never looked the same after you washed it. Just think — naked. You won’t be wrong and you might end up having some fun in the process. (yasss, double entendre it is!)

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Naked windows and bare floors.

So those were some basics and secrets to achieving the marvelously simple Industrial design style. In our next article, we will chat about combining the magnificence of mosaic art with the raw magic of the Industrial design trend. Stay tuned!

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M. Belosh

M. Belosh

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35 Comments

  1. Katherine Fox
    January 7, 2022 at 6:50 am

    I love the industrial look! High ceilings and mixed materials make me swoon. I love how brand new places can look “lived in” and have so much character with the industrial design elements.

  2. Paula Richie
    January 7, 2022 at 1:46 pm

    I’ve always had mixed feelings about industrial interior design. I
    think it because the open space and the metal can give off a cold sensation. I like the photos you shared here.

  3. Sab
    January 7, 2022 at 4:29 pm

    If we had the space I would totally go for this look. It is so stylish and reminds me of trendy New York apartments.

  4. Heather Castillo
    January 7, 2022 at 8:12 pm

    I just recently really started to love the industrial look. I find myself wanting to add certain elements to our new home.

  5. Laura le Roux
    January 8, 2022 at 1:31 am

    This style of design appeals to me on every level. I would LOVE to live in a space like these.

  6. Whitney Bell-craftyalane
    January 8, 2022 at 9:40 am

    Great article, I love the expose brick it’s bearings such uniqueness to a home. Also the hardwood floors and the industrial style high chairs are wonderful I have hardwood floors and those chairs would be simply beautiful in my kitchen.

  7. Rosey
    January 8, 2022 at 11:13 am

    That brick wall is very nice. I’d love to have that in my home for decorating.

  8. Rhian Westbury
    January 8, 2022 at 12:49 pm

    I do love the combination of black metal and a dark wood, it’s such a statement look. The only part of industrial I’m not as keen on are the open ceilings x

  9. Emily Davis
    January 8, 2022 at 3:13 pm

    I just love this style verses our traditional home design. Would you say industrial has a side of “Steampunk” to it?

  10. Lavanda Michelle
    January 8, 2022 at 4:55 pm

    When I was in college, I dreamed of living in an industrial loft in New York. That’s when I knew I loved the industrial look. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Jasmine Martin
    January 9, 2022 at 4:36 am

    I am a huge fan of checking out interior design. I would love to work more on it and the home decor of my own home.

  12. Kira Kira
    January 9, 2022 at 3:33 pm

    I love cosy feels but also loving the raw vibe , very vintage 🙂

  13. Angela
    January 9, 2022 at 4:35 pm

    I love the look of each of the rooms. So modern yet techy.

  14. Renata Feyen
    January 9, 2022 at 4:38 pm

    I think it’s very pretty, but I wouldn’t use it for own my living room

  15. Indu
    January 10, 2022 at 1:35 am

    Incredible decors. Raw attractiveness, as you rightly mentioned. Liked all your interior designs immensely.

  16. Sarah STOCKLEY
    January 10, 2022 at 5:19 am

    If I had the space in my home I would totally recreate this look! I love it so much!

  17. Thena
    January 10, 2022 at 9:46 am

    I’m all about the interior brick look and the modern of the black steel!

  18. Jupiter Hadley
    January 10, 2022 at 10:08 am

    I have always liked the industrial look, but felt like it might be a challenge to actually make a room feel warm – but I love the look of metals! Adding in softer materials makes rooms look really cosy, so I suppose it’s all about balance.

  19. Lyosha Varezhkina
    January 10, 2022 at 11:32 am

    industrial always looks striking and bold to me. I do think I will end up living in this style one day

  20. Kristy Bullard
    January 10, 2022 at 6:22 pm

    I LOVE that the industrial interior design style is so popular. The look is so modern and bright!

  21. Danielle Zimmerman
    January 10, 2022 at 6:28 pm

    I love how it looks. It all looks so modern and clean but also keeping the character of the buildings.

  22. Heidi
    January 10, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    These are such unique places! Love the exposed brick.

  23. Kelly
    January 11, 2022 at 1:22 am

    Very interesting! I do love this look. I really like the use of raw materials and the sparseness.

  24. Ankana
    January 11, 2022 at 5:49 am

    Love these pictures and the industrial look. I like how the spaces are being used efficiently.

  25. Pete
    January 11, 2022 at 9:46 am

    Wao is this really how Industrial interior looks, I have been longing to see something like this for long. Thanks for sharing

  26. A. S.
    January 11, 2022 at 11:18 am

    The Industrial design style looks really natural, especially letting more light sign. I would go for this style if I had a house.

  27. Malaika Archer
    January 11, 2022 at 3:16 pm

    I love the exposed clay brick look.

  28. Melissa Dixon
    January 12, 2022 at 8:30 am

    I really love the brick and the stainless steel. It is gorgeous.

  29. Catherine
    January 12, 2022 at 11:26 am

    There has always been something very appealing to me about the exposed brick and industrial feel. I especially love it in apartment designs.

  30. Kriti
    January 12, 2022 at 12:06 pm

    Already saved your design for my home interiors. These images are good ideas for my upcoming home interior revamp.

  31. Z.A.
    January 12, 2022 at 5:22 pm

    These are such beautiful designs 😍 Metal and wood combo is my fave! And I love cozy sofas too ❤️

  32. Net U
    January 12, 2022 at 8:01 pm

    I’ve been a big fan of industrial design style. It’s so chic and so modern.

  33. Leanna
    January 13, 2022 at 8:04 am

    To be honest, I actually natural and raw looking designs such as naked bricks, or unpolished wood. I find this rustic and very unique

  34. Laura Schwormstedt
    January 24, 2022 at 5:18 pm

    I really like the raw industrial interior design trend and if I had a more modern flat or house that suited it I would do it for my own space – unfortunately my home doesn’t suit it

    Laura x

  35. February 2, 2022 at 7:49 am

    I love this look so much. I think metal and wood make such a fantastically chic pairing.