The Industrial, ‘loft-style living’ trend is now fully established in the interior design world. Although traditionally the Industrial style has been reserved for more practical spaces like the kitchen, we are seeing it merge into other living spaces.  As the trend is evolving and becoming more popular, we address how to embrace it with some tips for warming your Industrial spaces up.


In a truly Industrial style interior , the room can often have an element of coldness to it. An effective and inexpensive way to tackle this is by adding some greenery – real or faux. This will bring an element of nature into the room and the natural curves and movement of the fauna will contrast perfectly against the linear utilitarian pieces of furniture. For ultimate contrast try using one of our Vintage Galvanised Beer Baths as a planter in your home.

Product: Vintage galvanised beer bath planter


We love how Instagrammer @the_wooden_hill has worked our Chelsea Stacking Bench into her dining space. It has all the elements of the Industrial trend with its hard, cold exterior, yet when placed into this homely setting, it feels warm and inviting. The contrast of raw, natural materials, inviting colour palettes and clever use of layers of texture makes this contemporary Industrial inspired scheme feel cosy and considered.

Product: Chelsea Stacking Bench 

Image: @the_wooden_hill


Using reclaimed materials, especially wood can give a softer edge and tone to the use of raw materials that the Industrial interior design trend is so defined by. We have a uniquely curated selection of furniture made from vintage and reclaimed materials. Our Reclaimed Oak Table has beautiful natural grooves, notches and marks and boasts plenty of unique character.

Product: Reclaimed Oak Table


A more subtle way of working the Industrial feel into your scheme is through metal frames on glass coffee tables or in cage lighting features. This will bring an architectural nod to your scheme without losing the classic feel in your home. Our Modern Glass Coffee Table would work perfectly for this style; the bevelled edges of the metal frame will give the room an elegant feel while the burnt oak and glass panelling within the metal frame creates that ‘loft-style’ that this trend demands.

Product: Modern Glass Coffee Table


When designing an Industrial style scheme, it is not always about using hard, raw materials such as wood and metal. You can still embrace the utilitarian style by moving your colour scheme towards the darker end of the spectrum. Think deep tan or midnight black supple leather to add a clean, hardworking piece to the room, whilst keeping an element of softness. The Belfast Swivel Chair from our new collection would be delivered for this brief.

Product: Belfast Swivel Chair

Our website houses a huge range of vintage products as well as industrial style furniture for cafes, bars,restaurants and homes. If you are looking for some inspiration for your space, why not take a look at our ‘Projects’ page or contact the friendly Peppermill team for advice on how you can style your home or commercial space.

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