25 Ways To Bring An Industrial Style Into Your Bathroom

When designing an industrial space, you should include a few things. According to Decor Aid, this warehouse and factory-inspired style are all about creating contrast, as evidenced by its typical use of lots of black and white. Therefore, mixing a modern look with pieces that appear aged is always a great idea. Additionally, elements like brick walls, raw wood, and windows surrounded by black trim are often seen in industrial rooms and neutral color palettes. Further, pieces with straight lines and sleek appearances are well loved in this design. 

Additionally, advocates for sustainability will love this style since it promotes the reuse of older items. Because this design choice desires to create a clean and clutter-free appearance, it's great to use in the bathroom. Industrial bathrooms appear extra sleek, chic, and minimalist. If you want to incorporate this style into your bathroom, below are clever things you could do.

1. Mix clean lines with rustic elements

Combining the clean lines of a modern space with wooden elements that appear rustic is sure to provide you with lots of contrast and interest.  

2. Allow pipes to shine

Exposed pipes are an important aspect used in most industrial spaces; therefore, don't cover your sink's pipes with a cabinet. 

3. Add industrial lighting

Industrial lighting could be added above the vanity or mounted to the wall. These fixtures usually feature exposed light bulbs and dark colors. 

4. Keep the decorations to a minimum

The industrial style strives to keep everything minimalistic and straightforward. Therefore, don't overdo it with decorations; it may be best to focus on your large pieces like the tub and vanity and forget about adding smaller décor items. 

5. Include raw wood materials

Some may assume that industrial spaces always appear cold. However, this is not the case, and a great way to warm up this style is by including something made out of raw wood. 

6. Sprinkle in metal accents

A metal faucet, tissue holder, hardware, or another element will bring in an earthy and salvaged look, primarily if many different types of metals are used. 

7. Consider a concrete vanity

Because concrete is a hard, neutral material typically used in warehouses, it's imperative to the industrial style. Adding a concrete vanity to your bathroom would bring in the right vibes. 

8. Think about a wood floor

A wooden floor primarily made of raw or rustic-looking material will add more dimension and warmth to your bathroom while still keeping it industrial-looking. 

9. Replace the shower curtain with a glass door

Shower curtains are used to soften the look of bathrooms, which is why they typically aren't used in the industrial style. Instead, opt for a glass shower door with simple hardware. 

10. Utilize an exposed brick wall

Exposed brick brings a natural and rugged element to industrial spaces, making them feel more personal and interesting. 

11. Keep the cement wall

If you have a hard concrete wall in your bathroom, you should embrace it, providing your space with a warehouse feel. 

12. Create a black and white palette

When designing the industrial style, it's best to stick mainly with a neutral color palette. To keep it even more simple, you could limit your colors to white and black, creating lots of contrast. 

13. Install a floating shelf with brackets

Including a floating shelf with chunky brackets will add more sleek lines and a factory feel. 

14. Incorporate black features

A black wall, vanity, or faucets will bring in more of the moody look this style is well-known for. 

15. Consider a stainless steel bathtub

Besides the faucets and the hardware, another way to bring in lots of metal is with your bathtub. While uncommon, a stainless steel tub will really make your style stand out. 

16. Limit the use of curved pieces

While some pieces can be curved, like the bathtub and faucets, generally, you should try to stick with those that look modern and have straight edges. 

17. Paint the ceiling black

Painting your whole ceiling black or just a portion (as pictured above) will encompass your entire bathroom in industrial vibes. 

18. Incorporate simple subway tiles

Subway tiles have a simple design with clean lines. Typically, they're installed horizontally, but they could also be installed vertically (as pictured above) for a unique look. 

19. Embrace a clutter-free lifestyle

Your style won't shine through if you have too much clutter on your vanity or other areas. When in doubt, hide toiletries and other personal items that could ruin the aesthetic. 

20. Select a boxy mirror

Instead of choosing a round mirror, you could select one that's rectangular or square. This will add more sharp lines to your bathroom's appearance. 

21. Accept exposed ceiling ducts

Leaving ceiling fans and ducts exposed gives an unfinished look that the industrial style is known for. Plus, you won't have to pay to cover these features. 

22. Pick a dark floor

A black floor, especially if you have a white tub, will create a dynamic appearance that wows. 

23. Go for a trough sink

A trough sink, or one with a large basin and multiple faucets, will bring an industrial and rustic appearance. Those made of metal, sleek black, or white would fit perfectly into this style. 

24. Line windows in black trim

Lining a window with black trim will emphasize the contrast between the cool-tones inside of your bathroom and the more colorful landscaping outside. 

25. Use a window pane shower door

Because black window pane shower doors are made of many clean, straight lines, they fit perfectly into the industrial style.