5 Steps to an Industrial Home Office

5 Steps to an Industrial Home Office

Anthony Nguyen
Jun 11, 2010

Ever wonder how one pulls off that industrial chic home office look? Well, aside from owning a pad that has exposed brick with 16-foot ceilings, here are five treatments you can try in order to achieve that "Oh, yes - I do work here" business-modern look.


1) Dark walls. And ceilings... especially if you've got exposed piping and such! A dark palette helps merge the serious palette with multiple types of furniture and really brings in that industrial tone.

2) Getting a good view. Nothing screams industrial unless you've got a nice view to complement your hard-working ethic. Find the best view in your home and build your office around it.

3) Making it personal. There are times when people get carried away with aesthetics and forget about what a home office is; a place for work and play that's universally yours. Get the tools that fit around your lifestyle and forget all the hipster junk.

4) Falling in love with cork. While stealing the Tetris corkboard in wickedcoolmatt's home office may be a little bit short of original, there's nothing wrong with using plenty of cork (or magnets) for inspiration walls and quirky areas for notes.

5. Investing in ergonomics. If there's one thing we've noticed in every design studio we've visited, it's the incorporation ergonomic chairs for all the hours spent working on creative projects. Invest in one. Your back will thank you 20 years later.

Got a tip to keep the home office industrial? We'd love to hear it. Let us know below!

[Images: wickedcoolmatt]

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