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Everything You Need to Know About Industrial Interior Design
And How to Make the Industrial Look Work In Your Sacramento Home

What is industrial interior design? It can be the freedom to display building materials that other homeowners would not dare to show. This style is highly influenced by the look and feel of factories and warehouses. Industrial interior styles - including Sacramento interior design - is characterized by open spaces, exposed and bold structural elements, restored objects, and other materials such as metal, brick, wood, and concrete constructions. 

Industrial style homes that were carefully thought through, though showing a seemingly unfinished look, will look great. Function and style are perfectly combined in this look. It is a flexible design to use in modern homes as well as commercial buildings. 

Industrial Interior Design in Sacramento: The Key Elements

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So, what are the key elements of industrial interior design especially when used in designing a Sacramento home?

Since most days in California are sunny, this kind of home style is perfect because the clean-lined aesthetic does not lose its warmth. Cedarwood is a common element. You can consider adding an interior lightwell that provides natural daylight to your Sacramento home. Add huge windows to your industrial style home so you can look at the garden right outside. 

Choose Practical, Hardworking Materials 

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 Free yourself from the need to use something plush and overly decorative. Use the simplest yet durable industrial style fine furniture

There are many interior design firms Sacramento experts who can help you with your desire to design your home with this straightforward style. 

McCreery's Home Furnishings' Designer on Demand feature allows you to discuss your options on interior design preferences, goals, and the kind of fine furniture that you would like to include in your home. 


Take a Virtual Tour of our furniture showroom to find iron, aluminum, wood, stone, steel, and copper pieces. These are the top materials that industrial style homes should go for. You should also look for other design elements that will make your style more obvious such as wooden flooring, stone kitchen countertops, and bare steel beams. 

Here are some of our suggested, super hot items: 

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Carpenter Chairside Table

Drawing inspiration from vintage workbenches, the Carpenter chairside table is constructed of reclaimed wood planks and hand-worked metal frames. Exposed bolt heads underscore the aged, oiled finish that resembles an industrial steel framework. The small scale of this table makes it a perfect accent piece to complement other pieces in a room. 

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Keystone Dining Chair

Make Keystone the foundation of your dining rooms decor. Its distressed wood finish with gray undertones give Keystone a rustic feel, while the cross-back design of the chair features an eclectic combination of metal and wood construction. This chair is a perfect seating choice to complement the Keystone round pedestal dining table.

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Woodland Bar Stool

The Woodland bar stool embodies eye-catching contrast between the curvature of its iron legs and the distinctive pitted bronze backrest design combines to create an unforgettable design that will stand the test of time and complement an array of home decor styles.

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Archivist Candlestick Pedestal  Table 

Starting at $790. This is currently on display in our 50,000 sq. ft. furniture showroom. 

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Adelino One Light Pendant

Hand-forged metal finished in a rust silver finish with slight dents for a vintage recycled appeal. 1-60 watt st64 antique style bulb included. Uttermost's light fixtures combine premium quality materials with unique high-style design. 

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Sarreid S/3 Nesting Low Tables, Marble Tops

A very popular item, this set of 3 nesting tables has iron frames in a Silver antique finish. Beautiful marble with grey/taupe coloration.

Stick to Natural Palettes 

Grays, black, white, and browns are great starter colors for your industrial Sacramento interior design. Don't shy away from moody layers with hints of darker tones. Look for inspiration in this color collage by Pantone below: 

Discuss with your chosen team of interior designers in Sacramento the art pieces that contrast with the otherwise masculine industrial style. 

If you want to learn how to update your color palette outside of industrial interior design, read - Is There A One-Size-Fits-All Color Palette? 

Use Shapes and Silhouettes 

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Unapologetically beautiful, the Aubriot Salon sofa features a debonaire wood frame finished in an elegant Laque Noire. Adding definition to this graceful silhouette, an inlaid brass band wraps the frame with decorative metal tassels on each outer arm are simply irresistible! 

The industrial interior design consists mainly of squared lines and blocky shapes that support the utilitarian cohesiveness in a home's overall appearance. But this does not mean that you should totally avoid curves and abstract forms that represent something to you. 

Design enthusiasts, nowadays, get excited over the unfinished look that's made more exciting with different shapes. Keep these shapes to the bare minimum, they advise, as they can easily overpower the calculated industrial feel in your space. 

Limit the Accessories 

The industrial interior design can be flexible but you have to learn to play by its rules, too. Limit your accessories. All the rooms should be clutter-free and clean. 

Use vintage-looking or modern furnishings for your Sacramento interior design. 

If you like designing with paintings, then pick large abstract wall paintings, metal art, and other exciting pieces of art. 

Want more winning tips to accomplish an industrial style for your home with zero hassle? We got you covered. Ask our talented interior design experts and they'll help you execute your plans. 

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Melissa Webb

Melissa brings over 22 years of experience in the Interior Design field, 10 years of which she was a senior designer at Ethan Allen. Melissa has been featured in both Home Magazine and The Sacramento Bee for her residential designs.

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Sue Van Den Broeke 

Sue brings over 13 years experience in the furniture/design field, including thorough knowledge of Hunter Douglas products and beautiful custom window treatments. In addition, using her art background (i.e., drawing, oil painting, etc), Sue has the ability to bring a balance of colors and textures to their rooms/projects.

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Sandi Kaseman 

Over 20 years of experience.  Knowing proper proportion, scale, functionality, and today’s durable fabrics are imperative to creating beautiful spaces. From furniture, area rugs, lighting, custom window treatments to wall color selection, and home décor.

Talk To An Expert Designer

Expose 'Em Pipes 

An oft-used element in industrial design is the exposed pipe. These are perfectly paired with bare white to gray spaces. Just imagine the brightness of the walls and ceiling and how perfectly they contrast the metal pipes. 

Apart from metal pipes and ducts, metal on walls and doors is another crucial piece to add to your industrial home design. Can you see the pipes in the dining room above? Featured pieces in that image are from Canadel Furniture. Find out how durable this fine furniture brand is in the video below: 


Consider incorporating the pipe design to your style as you shop for fine furniture brands at McCreery's Home Furnishings. 

Lots of Wood and Metal Furniture

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Two things that you would find to be abundant in industrial style homes are wood and metal elements. It is no wonder that earth tones and neutrals are quite popular as color choices because they are closely related to these two elements. 

Add metal abundantly on the ceiling, staircases, and windows. Can you see how effectively wood and metal were fused to make the lovely Hooker Furniture Home Office Artist's Scaffold Wall above? This will look absolutely gorgeous for today's work from home setup. 

Do you want more tips to set up your virtual-work-ready home office? Discover the Top 6 Elements to Build the Ideal Home Office Workstation

Vintage Style Pieces 

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Vintage-style furniture will surely complete your industrial interior design. But you don't have to buy pricey 50-100-year-old furniture pieces just to achieve this look. The True Vintage California King Poster Bed, for instance, fits any industrial style bedroom space. 

Of course, let's not forget about the resurgence of vintage industrial metal furniture in the form of bookcases and cabinets. Here are three of our most stylish industrial style bookcases and cabinets: 

Industrial Lighting 

Antique or vintage-looking lighting fixtures are another great way to optimize your industrial interior design experience. These add a weathered flair as they dangle from the ceiling in style. Complete the look by adding wall items such as the Aerin Metal Wall Panels: 

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Or the Brayden Mirror: 

Optimized Space

The arrangement of elements in your Sacramento interior design visually multiplies the space from a creative play of nuances and forms. This visual effect is applicable to all rooms. Do not overload on furnishings, instead, find out how each piece can be both functional and aesthetically useful. 

Mix With Other Styles 

Have you heard of modern industrial interior design? This redeveloped industrial style is a good example of how industrial interior design can be paired with other interior styles. 

Traditional styles such as farmhouse, rustic, minimalism, and even eclectic will also look great when fused with the industrial style. 


Home design Sacramento can take you to many different style avenues such as the industrial look. Remember the elements that will make your industrial style home stand out - from the metal and wood furniture pieces to wood flooring, brick walls, exposed pipes, wooden beams, and stone surfaces.

So what do you think of industrial interior design? Is this something that you can consider for your home? Just remember that this design is not exclusive to those living in the city. Discuss the benefits of industrial Sacramento interior design with our expert designers. Set an appointment today at Designer on Demand

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