What Is An Industrial Style Home?

Think organic materials, exposed screws, and brushed metals - the winning trio and cogs in your decor machine. Born in the West Midlands, industrial style is very much at the heart of Yester Home, with our heritage stemming from foundries and industry dating back 75 years. Originally, industrial interior design belonged to factories which were then repurposed into urban lofts during the industrial revolution. 

Inspired by the toughness of a factory or warehouse, this article will give you a steer on experimenting with this raw, yet beautiful industrial home style.

How Do I Introduce This Style Into My Home?

Matte Black Finishes 

One of the most popular trends in industrial hardware is a matte black finish, which adds a bold touch to any space. From Industrial Style Ceiling Hooks to Matte Black Cupboard Handles featuring exposed screws, matte black accents are a versatile option that complements this design perfectly. 

cast iron cupboard handles

Image credit @colleenhungerford 


Iron has always been a popular choice for industrial hardware, and its popularity is not diminishing anytime soon, in fact our textured Industrial Hook Toilet Paper Holder and Ironbridge Shelf Brackets are our customer favourites. The heavy-duty and raw industrial feel suits both traditional and modern homes. When selecting wood for shelving, the texture is key so ideally select distressed wood with visible knots and a slightly rough touch. 

ironbridge cast iron brackets

Image credit @bedside_the_sea_side 

Rustic Metal Accents

Rustic metal accents such as wrought iron or copper add a perfect touch of warmth, depth and industrial charm to any space.  The sleek, modern appeal of industrial hardware is encapsulated perfectly by our Brass Ledge Wall Shelf, and our Brooklyn Glass Dome Pendant illuminates industrial themed rooms.  

brooklyn glass cone pendant

Image credit @doing_up_prospect_house

A Touch of Vintage

Another trend we see often in industrial hardware, is vintage styling. Hardware such as wrought iron hooks, our distressed Knurled Pull Handles, and old-fashioned Aged Brass Hook Rails add a sense of nostalgia to any space. This trend is all about incorporating old-world charm with modern functionality. 

aged brass rail

Image Credit @summerhousestyle

The most important thing to focus on when introducing industrial is choosing high-quality pieces which stand the test of time, but also complement the ever-changing nature of interior design. Industrial hardware has taken the interior industry by storm and it's easy to understand why when it never fails to impress. 

Industrial Inspo

Here's a round up of industrial styled spaces from our Insta Community.

Firststepontheladder has combined essential industrial features such as bare brick, a steel beam and vast open space. Brass accents including the tap and our Classic Collection Handles work collectively to create the perfect hosting spot. 

aged brass handles

Image Credit @firststepontheladder

Our hillsidehome encapsulates 'modern meets traditional' brilliantly, with a combination metro tiles and neutral colours. Our Aged Brass Brackets and Hardware contrast perfectly.  

aged brass brackets

Image Credit @our_hillside_home

Thehaworthhouse has balanced light and dark in their bathroom impeccably, by combining both colours in the flooring. The finishing touches such as the matte black shower and Brass Railway Sign complete this beautiful space.      

railway sign

Image Credit @thehaworthhouse

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