Wood and metal have come a long way from their humble beginnings as building materials. What was once reserved for large buildings and manufacturing facilities has since been refined to make furniture and home décor for a look that is gritty, yet polished and chic.
Looking to incorporate wood and metal furniture into your own décor? Here are five easy ways to bring industrial appeal home.
Wood and metal coffee tables are on-trend and adaptable. They work with industrial décor, but can also add interesting contrast to modern or transitional styles. If you’re not in the market for a new coffee table, incorporate the look with an end table or console table.
Bar stools with metal legs and wooden seats look equally inviting in a farmhouse kitchen as they do an industrial loft. Styles come with or without backrests, swivel or stationary, and at a variety of heights.
Open shelving is often constructed with wooden shelves on a metal frame. These bookcases are excellent for highlighting decorative accents against a brick wall, but add a sharp contrast against lighter backdrops as well.
Industrial dining tables look chic, especially with mid-century modern or contemporary dining chairs. If you prefer a rustic or industrial look, stick to wood and metal dining chairs – the options are nearly endless.
Wood and metal furniture may be referred to most often as industrial, but don’t let that deter you from experimenting with and combining different looks and styles. With some creativity, these strong and simple pieces can look chic anywhere in the house.