5 Ways to Add Rustic Industrial to your Decor

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When you hear the term "Rustic Industrial" there are two key elements that come to mind: wood and metal. While many decorating styles may vary, this one is pretty straight forward. The beauty of rustic industrial is that you can add these elements to any decorating style, creating a combination and getting the best of both worlds in your decor! 

Let me share 5 easy ways to incorporate that "rustic industrial" look into your space.
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1. Reclaimed Wood

While any type of wood element is great for this look, adding some  reclaimed wood is always a bonus. The character and beauty found in reclaimed wood can really bring out a rich and inviting feel to any space. 
This coffee table draws your eye right away when you walk into the room with its colour variations and rich wood tones. 
Also, take a look at the kitchen island. The reclaimed wood catches your attention and makes a beautiful statement! It adds such personality to the space!
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2. Metal Elements

While most of the time you combine your wood and metal elements together, a lot of times just the metal or wood alone creates the rustic industrial look. For example you can find some fabulous metal industrial decor that will really make an impact in a room. Adding some  metal chairs at a wood table gives that beautiful rustic industrial contrast while using separate pieces. 
This metal magnetic display board is perfect for this look, with its rusty metallic surface, plus it really makes those family photos jump out! 

3. Rustic Industrial Furniture

This is where the magic of this style comes to life! There are countless combinations of  rustic industrial furniture where the wood and metal aspects are combined to create a beautiful piece. Even if you add just one large accent piece of this type, it can change the overall feel of a room.
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This TV unt boasts the perfect combination of wood and metal elements that scream rustic industrial, making a beautiful and useful piece for this style. 
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If you can’t add a large piece of furniture, how about shelves? You can create amazing rustic industrial shelves with wood and metal piping, but guess what? These shelves are actually made from PVC pipe! For a cheaper option than metal pipes, the plastic PVC was sprayed with metallic spray paint!
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A smaller piece of furniture like this coffee/media table is also a great option!

4. Decorative Accents

Adding “pops” of rustic industrial is easy by using small to large decorative pieces in your space. Try styling with  rustic industrial clocks or small wood/metal bowls, trays, letter organisers,  baskets, etc…
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If you want a bigger statement then this huge clock is perfect! Or how about those large letters?
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Try transforming a piece you already have by spray painting it with  metallic spray paint. Figurines, bowls, and pots are quick and easy to transform. Bring in some wood elements by using wooden trays, crates or bowls to hold your magazines, plants, and other items. 
Or, get organised rustic industrial style with a beautiful command centre/organiser.
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5. Lighting


One excellent way to get this feel is by adding some type of  rustic industrial lighting in your room. There is just something powerful about unique lighting elements and this style has some very cool pieces. You can find awesome lighting options everywhere! 

These two DIY lighting projects are unique and beautiful, creating just the ambiance you need in your home!
Now that you have some great ideas, go add some character to your home with bits of rustic industrial! You can create your own look with elements you love! 

Rustic Industrial not quite for you? For more home style ideas check out these guides: 
Midcentury Modern 
Vintage Glam 
Farmhouse 
Bohemian Chic 
Coastal 
Eclectic

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More rustic home decor ideas from Remodelaholic

Rustic is such a fun style, whether you love it a LOT or just add a little rustic touch here and there. Add rustic with more ideas from Remodelaholic with this clever guide on Creative Things to Build From a Pallet.

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