Industrial decor is having a moment in the restaurant world, where it seems like every hip new eatery and bar features elements of this style. But beyond fleeting restaurant trends, industrial design in the kitchen not only looks great, but it makes a lot of sense. From easy-to-clean surfaces to open shelving that keeps essentials within reach, industrial kitchen decor is timeless…even if it’s a little trendy right now. Even if you don’t want to go full-on industrial, here are some ways to integrate industrial decorating elements into your space.
Wood-and-Metal Open Shelving
Open shelving can be controversial, but convenience can outweigh any concerns about keeping your glasses and dishes perfectly placed. Wood warms up the space, which can quickly become too impersonal in industrial kitchens. Another industrial option is open pipe shelving. Via Decoist
White subway tile gives kitchens a clean, unfussy look, and when your kitchen flows into the living room, like in some apartments, lofts, and open concept spaces, it seamlessly blends into the rest of the home’s decor. Via Studio M
Striking in their minimalism, Edison bulbs create a dramatic effect, especially when hung from a high ceiling. If you’re not feeling the bare-bulb look, you can still get an industrial effect with other vintage options, like metal pendant lights. Via Petite Passport
From finishes to appliances, stainless steel is key to creating an industrial look. Make sure to mix in wood elements and textiles if you want to keep the space from looking too cold. Via My Unfinished Home
Reclaimed wood instantly warms up a space and gives it a sense of history–even in a new construction home. Mix in reclaimed wood everywhere from kitchen islands to ceiling beams to shelving. Via House Beautiful