Style Guide: Industrial Chic

Welcome to my first installment to my Style Guide series, where I take a closer look at unique styles for your home!

One of my favorite current trends is “Industrial Chic” decor. Industrial Chic blends the urban edge of utilitarian design with the warmth of aged woods and worn textures. The easiest way to add industrial elements to your home is through accessories. Industrial accessories can be mixed with just about any style. In traditional settings, it can bring a masculine, modern edge. Conversely in a modern setting, it can add depth and warmth. 

Here are some examples of this new style, Industrial Chic….

1. Sepia-tones gives this bedroom a vintage look. The iron globe chandelier, worn suitcases and counterpoised tasks lamps are all elements of industrial decor.



worn suitcases

counterposied task lights

counter-poised task lights

globe light

iron globe chandelier

2. This great room is an example of how you can use industrial finishes such as the exposed architectural beams and industrial hood. The worn, greige (grey + beige) hardwood floors are the perfect foundation for the mix of woods in the room. Last but not least, the iron-swivel stools with rustic wood seats are great industrial accessories!

kitchen 2

light fixture

the exposed bulb gives this fixture an industrial edge.


3. Although subtle, this kitchen has industrial elements in its lighting and dining furniture.


dining chair



distressed/worn table

4. These dining spaces incorporates fun industrial/vintage metal chairs. You can buy or paint them in a variety of shades to add color to your room.

dining room 2

kitchen 1

metal chairs

Other examples of “Industrial Chic”…..





DIY Shelving

 Accent Tables


side table 1



LOVE sign

 Upholstered Items




worn leather


textural natural textiles, linen & burlap

Now that you’re an “Industrial Chic” expert, see if you can spot the elements in these spaces….


living room 2

living room 3

living room

dining room


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