Get the Look: Industrial Rustic

Cozy little rustic industrial loft home office nook. Get the Look: Industrial Rustic decorating
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We’re fans of the (still) trending industrial rustic look, so it was fun to be in an industrial setting for our most recent room photo shoot at the Minneapolis Photo Center – Northwind Warehouse Lofts.

Built in 1885, the building was formerly a sash, door and blind factory.  Of course the loft spaces have had some updates since then, but it was so interesting to see all of the character that still exists in the building.

Open warehouse loft space. Get The Look: Industrial Rustic decoratnigSnippets from an industrial warehouse loft. Get The Look: Industrial Rustic decorating.

The exposed ceilings, aged brick, and worn concrete, had such a warmth, appeal, and a sense of history that doesn’t typically come with a new space.

And that warmth, character and patina are why, even though many of us will never live in an old factory, we still want to incorporate elements of this style into our homes.

The good news is, the industrial rustic look is an easy one to get creative with, and you can add as much or as little of the influence as you like – even in new spaces!

Antique doors in the kitchen - add character.:
Birmingham Home and Garden

Use some (or all) of these elements in your space for that industrial rustic influence – it’s all in the mix:

  • Reclaimed materials
  • Industrial pipe
  • Factory windows
  • Aged or corrugated metal
  • Rustic/industrial furniture
  • Concrete
  • Aged/textured brick (try this DIY method)
  • Industrial lighting
  • Pallet/barnwood


Elements Concrete

And what is the rustic industrial look without furniture? (of course)

Love this industrial rustic loft space! From the blog post - Get The Look: Industrial Rustic. decorate
Metalworks End Table | Sofa (get the look)

We have a great selection, from simply rustic with a slight influence of industrial, like metal accents, to more literal interpretations of industrial – e.g., aged metal and factory cart wheels.

Industrial influenced furniture that we love - Get The Look Industrial Rustic. This blog has great decorating inspiration and tips.
Epicenter Cocktail Ottoman | Urban Gold Bookcase

One of the most literal interpretations we’ve seen in furniture recently is our new Metalworks Wood Gate Queen Bed.

Several of us at the warehouse loft photo shoot commented on how much this freight elevator door looked like the bed, so we snapped a picture just to be sure.

So much character in this industrial freight elevator
Industrial rustic bedroom with freight elevator inspired headboard - get the look

Yep. They nailed it!

If you’re interested in adding Industrial Rustic style to your space, we would love to help you.  Visit any of our showrooms, or shop our website.

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