Industrial designs has been around for so long, since the Industrial Revolution about 2 centuries ago. But if you want, say, a cool industrial living room, then you don’t have to go that far back in time –as it parts of recent innovations.
The industrial home designs popped up in 60 or 70s, when several artists needed to have the more affordable living spaces. Then they found the defunct old factories suited well for their purposes for living and even for their art projects.
Now industrial home designs is a popular part of contemporary home designs. There’re several reasons for their popularity in urban (our even country) living, just like what’ll you see in the next part of this listicle.
Still looking for lovely industrial living room ideas? Here we picked you some of the freshest around. Let’s check them out.
1. A Black-Themed Industrial Living Room Idea
Initially, industrial designs are not for aesthetic look –they’re for utilitarian purposes, anyway. That’s why now you find the living room in industrial designs always look naked, raw, but terribly efficient for mobile activities.
The essential features are not fade away in the contemporary industrial home designs. They’re still spacious and ever ready to get improved into better living spaces.
This industrial chic living room idea also has the basic flairs. It blends the efficient of a factory floor plan layout and modern comforts. The black theme amplify the contemporary tones.
2. A Comfortable Industrial Rustic Living Room
It its raw and elementary designs, an industrial still can give you the warm and rustic atmosphere of a vintage cottage. This especially true if you happen to have an old unused and wood-dominated factory at hands.
The raw beams, distressed wood floor, and often dilapidated wall plasters, are not the source of beauty –and the reasons of why the industrial designs are so loved. So keep them that way.
For the reasons, don’t overdo the room’s dressing with too much furniture or decor, as they may hide the real raw industrial beauties.
3. A Cozy Gray Living Room, Industrial Style
If you love an open layout flooring and light full of room, then consider to have an industrial style living room. The style also offer ample room to breathe, as it always look roomier than regular rooms.
If you also like the imperfection from the simplicity of a designs, the industrial styles are also full of it. Though they’re probably of superficial imperfections, as industrial designs usually gives you durable structures and materials.
This lovely gray living room offers you its beauties through its naked and cracked (or unplastered) structures here and there. The wood structures also inject warmness into this room.
4. Modern Contemporary Living Room in Industrial Style
The simple look of an industrial design enables you to mix it with other styles almost effortlessly. Mainly if you set this industrial scheme as the background.
In this example, you find a spacious industrial room –complete with faux distressed wood wall– full of modern furniture and decor.
The naked industrial tones of the room and its fluffy couches are balanced each other, making one of the best looking industrial chic living room in this list.
5. Industrial Style Farmhouse Living Room
Do you now that the raw and unfinished characters of Industrial designs came from the insurance institutions? Once, in the early Industrial Revolution, fire hazards were so rampant –and, of course, risky for insurance businesses.
For the reasons, if a factory wants to insure their factories, they have to comply with the insurance institutions’ guidelines.
And that’s why now you find the industrial designs look bare and minimalist, including this industrial farmhouse living room. It’s all for fire safety reasons, at least from its historic stand points.
6. Rustic Concrete Living Room in Industrial Style
The blend of concrete walls dan steel beams in industrial began in the early 20 century, when the technology had enabled people to manufacture those materials in massive ways.
Now all a factory processes are under one big factory building, and this largely thanks to Albert Khan who design the one-roof building systems.
This rustic living room is an example of those early 20 century reminiscent, with the steel beams and concrete.
7. Cozy Living Room with Industrial Touches
After the Khan’s innovation which needing the companies to build far larger factories, they move out of towns or cities for larger lands –leaving the old factories behind.
Over time this down town unused factories attracts people in need of cheap housings. At first, artists stepped in and then the industrial chic designs began.
And you get increasingly lovely inspiration from the chic industrial designs, like this cozy and snug living room.
8. Repurpose Materials for Industrial Living Room Furniture
A basic character you’ll love about industrial design is its airiness. The other charming character is that it always full of light, with its large glass windows.
Having an industrial room means having a blank canvas where you can fill it with almost any interior styles and any furniture.
You even may use repurposed materials for the furniture, just like the example here. You have couch frames out of repurposed metal pipes. It’s rugged but awesome.
9. French Style Living Room, Industrial Style
So far you’ve met several living room styles, from the more modest up to more sophisticated. This time we bring you over to French with one of its warmest living room example.
Along with England, in early 1800s, the country practically ruled the world with her new industrial power. Also in line with it, there also other aspect of industrial Revolution came along: the industrial styles.
This cozy Southern French living room looks awesome with touches of industrial styles on the lamps, shelves, and even coffee table.
10. Style Exposed Bricks as Decor in Industrial Style Living Room
Back to the 70s, the unused factory buildings are already valued as cool living place by some struggling artists. The places offer some benefits, like the strong structures, large windows, and spacious room areas.
They also know that there’s something beauty hidden behind the raw and unfinished look. As they grow in communities, their dwelling places also grow in its styling.
This example shows you how the industrial style enthusiasts love to use the existing ‘unfinished structures’ in industrial designs as room decor. They use exposed brick as point of interest.
11. Country Living Room in Industrial Look
Back to the old days where lighting of a factory depended on the grace of nature. That’s why, as we previously outlined, that almost all the industrial chic of today has large windows.
They allow much sunlight into the rooms and making the already large rooms to look spacious and bright –painted or not.
This country living room also uses large industrial windows to light up the room, otherwise this room will look dark and unimpressive.
12. Classic Iron Pillars as Industrial Room Accents
Remember Dr. Strange’s apartment in the opening of the movie? His black industrial is awesome. The more so, it adored with classic pillars.
If you love the Victorian or the more recent Edwardian styles, you’ll meet slim classic iron pillars as parts of their building structures. Once, they are the support structures.
But now they’re also the point of interest of the building. In this industrial living room, the pillars also serves as your visual point of view.
11. Colorful Living Room with Industrial Touches
So far, almost all the list here are in neutral colors. Industrial style, just like other minimalist architectural designs, often use simple neutral colors.
But you also can dress an industrial room with the more vibrant colors, like the one in this example. If you’re living in an urban areas, this color scheme will live up your apartments.
You still have the industrial elements like the bare brick walls and concrete cool colors. But also have vibrant red color to inject warm atmosphere into it.
12. A Vintage Luxurious Industrial Living Room
The contemporary interior design is very eclectic. It’s a time where you can find any styles from any eras and you call each of the styles a ‘contemporary’ by blending it with one or two contemporary items.
Among the rising stars of contemporary styles is the vintage designs, which will bring you back in time with its comfortable but oldies features.
This living room example flies you back in time, in a cozy ways, into the heyday of Industrial Revolution –complete with antiquated travel trunks and lavish leather couches.
13. Small Industrial Corner Living Room
Having only small space doesn’t mean that you should ditch your plan of having an awesome industrial chic room.
Now you can set a small room into an industrial dream room. It even is easier than you can imagine, as industrial design only wants you to strip down your room into the most basic room.
And only then you may set it up into a room with industrial flair like this example, complete with its exposed beams and minimalist features.
14. Modern Industrial Luxurious Living Room
An industrial design won’t be complete without the extensive use of iron structures in it. Once, the structures are for the support or roofing.
Now they still are, but in industrial chic home designs, they also serve as interior decor. They still support the roofs and muscle up the home’s structures, but they also make your living room masculine and awesome.
Just look at this modern industrials gray living room. To tone down the iron structures, you may use the wood and leather elements. The result is a lovely modern living room.
15. Industrial Modern Minimalist Living Room
If you love minimalist style, for your apartment, an industrial design offer a different kind of minimalism. You may find a touch of brutalism on its bare concrete structure.
You probably also find an efficient room lay outing that remind you of a Nordic interior design. All in all, it offers an eclectic sensation to the room.
This urban apartment living room offers those sensations. You even can also feel the modern tone from its furniture and lamp fixtures.
16. An Industrial Mid-century Living Room
You’ve met farmhouse, modern and contemporary styles along this list. Now it’s time to meet another popular interior style which is also cool with industrial design, the Mid-century style.
This style was so popular in the mid of 20 century (hence the name Mod-century, or the 50s style). It has several iconic features, like tapered chair’s legs or its fluid designs.
Here you have an example of industrial Mid-century living room. The nostalgic Mid-century furniture suit well with naked brick wall and bare concrete structures.
17. Rustic Industrial Scandinavian Living Room
Just we’ve said before, again and again, industrial style is so flexible that you can mix it with almost all other styles.
But, probably, there’s no other styles which could blend so well with the style than the Scandinavian style.
This because the Scandinavian style has most of the design philosophy of the industrial style. The Northern style also loves a truly minimalist style –only in the more refined versions.
So, if you already have an industrial living room, you only need to touch a bit to make it a comfortable Scandinavian living room like this one in the picture.
18. Cozy Industrial Rustic Living Room
Sometimes probably you feel that industrial design is too cold, because its bare and as-it-is room structures – or because of its raw concrete and iron dominated structures.
If it the case, you need to balance the cold characters with the warmer features. You may put wooden furniture in the room.
In this living room, the domination of wood furniture give you cozy and inviting atmosphere. The potted trees add a natural touches in it. Nice.
19. Industrial Simple furniture for Living Room
Having an loving an industrial-styled living room is a bless (in term of budget), as all you need to do is just filling it with the most essential stuff.
You don’t want to overdo everything in this kind of room, as your center piece is its simpleness –its perfect balance of the room itself with the furniture or decor.
Fill it with minimalist furniture for it. The industrial style loves furniture with clean line and frill-free furniture.
20. Warm and Inviting Industrial Modern Living Room
Still on finding the warm atmosphere of an industrial living room, along with wood structures or furniture, you also need to consider the couches, decor, and its carpeting.
You also need to find the right colors for them. Neutral or natural colors are foo-proof color for the purposes.
The following living room scheme is a perfect example. The combination of soft neutral colors of furniture and the room itself are inviting and magnificent.
21. Old Map as Industrial Decor for Living Room
Decor for industrial-styled living room? Unlike any other interior styles, the industrial has no fixed decor.
Almost all stuff is suitable for the industrial decor, as the style is lie a blank canvas which always welcomes any dab of colors on it.
Old world map from any trift shop might do wonder to your industrial wall’s living room. Combine it with leather couches and black iron minimalist lamp fixtures, and you have a cool living room.
22. Homey Living Room in Industrial Style
Whether for modern or for the more traditional country styles, an industrial style is always more than enough to help you standout in minimalist ways.
This because you always can count on industrial style, as its basic designs enable you to fill it with any furniture of any styles.
In this example, you find a country style living room imbued with industrial features. The room looks full, but not hectic, because of its neat room lay outing.
23. A Small Industrial Living Room with Unique a Lighting Fixture
Still want to find an industrial design for a small living room? You need to consider this idea if what you want is a neat and cozy small industrial room.
Just like some examples in this list, you have a combination of concrete walls and metal structures. Along with the materials, you also have wood beams on the ceiling.
The small room doesn’t only serve as a living room, but also as an entertainment room with TV and audio set. The industrial lighting fixture completes its setup.
24. Iconic Industrial features for Living room, Exposed Brick and Big Windows
A reason why an old factory buildings often has no decorations is that sometimes decorations only make problems when there’s fire risk in the building –hence, the naked building structures.
And then you often see old factory buildings with exposed brick walls. The big windows are another industrial design features, just we’ve outlined before.
In having an industrial-styled living room, you don’t need to cover or hide the features, as they’re the essential parts of the industrial styles, just like this living room setup.
25. Japanese Style Living Room in Industrial Style
The last list for these industrial living room ideas will be in Japanese style. Along with the Nordic/Scandinavian style, the Japanese interior design also has massive impact to the minimalist designs.
For its parts, the Japanese style also offer you the peaceful atmosphere with its Zen philosophy, which always stresses on simplicity and harmony.
This example show you how the industrial style hand-in-hand with modern Japanese living room style.
It’s quite a challenge to find the suitable industrial living room ideas, mainly for the beginner. The choices are just too much: vintage, modern, rustic, country, urban and many more.
You also have various choices of furniture and decor. But we do hope, after reading this listicle, you begin to grasp the essences of what you’re looking for.