There is just something about exposed beams, rustic brick, and steel that when it all comes together looks elegant, sophisticated, and fresh. Industrial design is not a new concept, but it has definitely caught wind lately and become a big trend in the world of home decor. This style looks both composed and organic at the same time, making it as aesthetically pleasing as it is easy to achieve even for the novice decorator.
This bedroom is a beautiful example of how to mix modern and industrial designs to create a fresh, updated vibe that feels warm and inviting. You just have to love the way the brush-and-ink prints look next to the distressed mid-century nightstand. Do not be afraid to combine stylistic elements when testing the waters with industrial design.
So much of industrial decor is about contrast; old next to new, recycled next to DIY, and even light beside dark. This bedroom combines the neutral, slightly raw look of bare white brick with a stark black accent wall to create dimension and depth. If plain brick walls feel too cold for your taste, experiment with a bold alternative.
Industrial design typically includes exposed beams and piping, but if you do not want to call in an architect, you can fake it with a clever DIY like shelving unit. At once stunning and unique, this unit uses copper pipes to create a rustic, exposed look that is both visually appealing and practical. If this look is too much for you, try a simpler copper DIY that does not involve soldering metal.