Whether a space has true vintage pieces or merely vintage-inspired ones, the effect is largely the same. It’s something of a hard-life-lived-but-still-going-strong mentality that is effusive in industrial décor. Old factory, laboratory, farm, and warehouse pieces (or replicas) are great vintage items that lend a solid industrial vibe.
True industrial décor will likely involve plenty of mixed material pieces featuring both raw wood and . This makes sense when one considers the transition into an industrial age, where wood lay the foundation and heavy metal objects came along to maximize efficiency and accuracy (and longevity) within the working processes. Metal brackets, tubes, and wires mix seamlessly and beautifully with worn, pocketed, or otherwise natural-appearing wood.
Like with a lot of other pieces of furniture, an industrial bookcase can either be bought or crafted. If you decide to treat this as a DIY project, you’ll need a bit of inspiration. Check out for a simple design which you can adapt to your own home. It’s a set of open and wood boards.
If you like your bookshelves to also have a sculptural side, which we also found on . The bookcase is made from brass fittings, copper tubes and oak shelves. You’ll have to assemble the whole thing on site so you’ll also get to enjoy a bit of DIY effort.
Wood pieces reflect a design’s ability to scale things back to the basics. The high profile use of the humble material that is wood comes to the forefront in industrial décor, where it seems that the more worn, battered, and/or mismatched the wood, the more celebrated the piece. The effect is an earthy, organic look…that, when paired with other elements of industrial décor (such as metal), becomes modern as well.
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