Get the Look: Industrial Rustic

industrial rustic warehouse loft living room office/study space with desk and chair
SHOP: desk | cello chair

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 decoratnig
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.
Snippets from an industrial warehouse loft. Get The Look: Industrial Rustic decorating.
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.

Get the look.

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 flavor – 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
Industrial rustic lower level bar kitchen area made from reclaimed wood.

Lecy Bros. Artisan Home | Photo: PK/Schneiderman’s

And what is the industrial rustic look without furniture?

At Schneiderman’s, we offer a great selection of furniture that’s perfect for adding that rustic industrial edge.  From simply rustic with a slight influence of industrial to more literal interpretations of industrial rustic – e.g., aged metal and factory cart wheels.

industrial rustic decorating - bookcase in warehouse loft living room
SHOP: Urban Gold Bookcase

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.

Updated 7/29/17

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