Industrial living rooms: 5 top styling tips
Industrial living rooms are one of the most-Googled search terms in interiors. Read our easy style guide for some top decorating tips.
If you haven’t got a naturally industrial space, not to worry – the look can easily be cheated with industrial-style décor, furniture and accessories. Read on for our top styling tips…
Fake a brick wall
Image: Woodchip & Magnolia
Real-life industrial spaces often have exposed brick walls, think New York loft spaces and converted factories. If you don’t happen to inhabit one of these naturally industrial spaces, you can create a very similar look with faux brick wallpaper. Depending on your preferred colour palette, go for either a grey-toned brick or a traditional London brick for a warmer feel.
Image: Vincent and Barn
An easy place to start when creating an industrial living room is choosing furniture pieces that you love. Key features to look out for are rustic and reclaimed wooden finishes, black metal frames and furniture that’s on castor wheels, which all scream industrial design.
Image: Chaplins Furniture
Consider your lighting when styling an industrial space. The design of your lights can make a huge difference to the overall look of your living room. Opt for exposed bulbs and black-framed designs that flow seamlessly with your furniture. Create a statement with an oversized floor lamp in a rustic gold or copper finish.
Industrial-style spaces are inherently rugged, but this can be toned down or amped up depending on your personal style. Industrial living rooms don’t have to be totally monochrome, you can add pops of colour with pieces like this yellow locker-style sideboard, which adds another layer of interest.
Image: Cox & Cox
Black-framed pieces, inspired by Crittall windows, are a key element of the industrial trend. Our advice for styling an industrial-style living room would have to be investing in a floor length black-framed mirror to bounce light around the room. Heavy materials and darker colour palettes will naturally start to feel gloomy so it’s important to bring in as much light as possible.