5 Ways to get the industrial look for less

Loft apartment with industrial dining table and large metal paned windows

In this week’s blogs, we will be looking at the ever-popular industrial home interior style. We’re starting off today with some quick and easy tips to get the industrial look into your home for less!

1. Feature walls

Of course, not all of us have a loft-style property with existing exposed brick walls or a property that would allow you to expose a beautiful old red brick wall. But there are some excellent products on the market to help you achieve this. You can try brick effect cladding panels or if you are feeling artistic you can paint a wall in brick effect – there are also some great wallpapers that you can use. For a darker or smaller room, or if the brickwork is not quite good enough to be on full show, you can whitewash a brick wall. A grey mottled effect also works well on plastered walls giving your room an instant industrial look.

Grey industrial living room with two grey armchairs, concrete wall and industrial hanging ceiling lights

2. Introduce industrial dining room furniture

Adding industrial furniture to a room will upgrade the look and add instant loft appeal. In the dining room for instance you can introduce an industrial dining table. The Lansdowne table is perfect for this. To reinforce the industrial style opt for a mix of faux leather industrial chairs and of course a rustic wooden bench is a must-have. Opt for grey table linens and cushions to accentuate the lean towards a beautifully coordinated industrial space.

Industrial dining table with dark grey steel legs and matching wooden benchPhoto featuring: Lansdowne Industrial Dining Table and Lansdowne Industrial Dining Bench

3. Add some black

Black is your industrial best friend and a must-have in an industrial themed room – is there something you can paint black in your home? A radiator, some picture or mirror frames, the floor? You can also introduce black elements like plant pots, black display pieces, cushions, sofa throws, wall art and light fittings.

Industrial console table with brown leather chair and glass table lampPhoto featuring: Mitcham Industrial Oak Console Table

4. Add an industrial pendant light

A ceiling pendant light is another key piece in the industrial interior. A pendant light is most commonly seen in the kitchen over a breakfast bar or in the dining room hanging over the table – but you can add pendant lights over sofa side tables and bedside tables, it’s also a great way to free up some surface space. You don’t even need to spend a lot of money on a fancy designer lampshade – in industrial style, less is more – just a simple single bulb pendant will bring a whole load of style in!

Industrial dining table with matching wooden bench in white dining room with other rustic wood furniturePhoto featuring: Standford Industrial Reclaimed Wood Dining Table and Standford Industrial Reclaimed Wood Dining Bench

5. Add reclaimed wood furniture

The industrial interior is all about no-fuss and frills so reclaimed wood furniture is a perfect partner. The natural wood grain on show next to functional black metal is an industrial match made in heaven, softening the metal and adding some textural contrast. The Standford range is proving to be as popular as ever for the industrial scheme. For coordinating dining room storage you can choose from the medium or large wooden sideboard or a glass display cabinet to show off your best bits.