With a few bold pieces and some well-placed home accessories, you can achieve a vintage industrial bedroom makeover that’s both cozy and modern.
I am a big fan of industrial-style decor and I think it works especially well for bedrooms because you can achieve a modern look while keeping things comfortable and cozy.
Decorating in industrial style is simple—think natural materials with a cool loft or warehouse vibe using any of the following –
- concrete walls and concrete floors
- exposed brick walls (red brick walls or white brick walls both work well!)
- hard lines
- high ceilings
- light fixtures with big Edison bulbs
- worn leather
- distressed wood
- wooden ceiling
- exposed ductwork
Mix the modern with the cozy by using-
- soft linens – solid gray, black, or white bedding work very well in industrial design
- gray walls
- a neutral color palette
- flowy window treatments
- pops of plants + greenery
- a plush rug
- open space
This month I finished updating Mason’s room to a more industrial look and I absolutely LOVE how it turned out! It’s functional, minimalist, and masculine, and it didn’t take much time or money to achieve this modern bedroom look!
Here’s a closer look at all the bedroom decor details.
(Links to products I used are at the end of this blog post.)
Industrial Bedroom Design
Industrial Bed and Bedding – I kept this section of his room very simple with a black metal bed frame and gray bedding from Beddy’s. I love the subtle pattern of this set (called Tweedstorm) and the black pillowcases are perfect! (Use code “StephanieD for 15% off your beddy’s order!) #affiliate
There wasn’t any space for nightstands, but I think it works to leave the platform bed by itself in this instance.
Rug and Curtains – I used a cream-colored rug that’s soft and fluffy, and some cream curtains to draw your eyes up so this space isn’t so bottom-heavy. A cream-colored vintage canvas map hangs above his headboard that complements the curtains and the area rug.
Industrial Bedroom Desk – A simple wood + metal desk with straight lines looks perfect in the corner, accompanied by a metal chair and metal hanging lamp. To warm up this space, I added a standing plant and some art and accessories.
Sitting Area + Dresser – On the opposite corner, I added a big, cozy Papasan chair next to a small table where he can keep his books. I love the look of a big metal bookcase, but with the big dresser, I think it would’ve been too much weight. Another plant in the corner adds both color and height to this space, while his metal-drawer dresser adds texture and variety.
Industrial Accessories – When it comes to kid’s spaces, less is more! The fewer knick-knacks and decor you have, the less messy and cluttered it will look. I kept the top of his dresser very simple, and I think the simple canvas artwork on the wall looks perfect!
That’s it! Cozy, simple, and such a fun space for Mason to hang out!
Bedroom Product Affiliate Links
- metal bed (similar)
- gray bedding with black pillows (use code “StephanieD for 15% off)
- gray reading pillows
- Swiss cross pillow (similar) *I made Mason’s with a plain white pillow cover and some iron-on.
- stuffed monkey
- canvas map
- off-white curtains
- hanging lamp shade
- cork board
- vintage airplane artwork (similar) I’ve had mine for 18 years!
- Papasan chair
- small black table for books
- faux tree (similar)
- metal dresser
- Morse Code Alphabet canvas