Industrial Style Dining Room Design: The Essential Guide

Do you love industrial decor? Are you thinking about giving your dining room a fresh modern makeover? This guide is for you! Enjoy this tour of 40 stylish industrial dining rooms to find color schemes, furniture sources, material inspiration, and everything you need to start putting together a plan for your next big redesign. Or, if you’re already lucky enough to have the industrial dining room of your dreams, you just might find a few fresh ideas to complete the look. With so many different takes on industrial decor, there’s a little something here for everybody. Which dining room design is your favorite?

Visualizer: Alexander Uglyanitsa  

While industrial decor can sometimes make an interior look rustic, this dining room keeps things modern by starting with simple contemporary chairs and a minimalist table. Then, it pushes into industrial territory with smart accessories like a repurposed propeller and a unique dome pendant with a gritty rusted finish – the spherical mesh pendants to the left tie the two aesthetics together.

Visualizer: Alexander Uglyanitsa  

Most surfaces remain simple to allow the distressed copper and natural wood accents to really “pop”.

Visualizer: Dattran  

Here’s a handsome dining room that plays off the exposed brick already present. Metal dining armchairs preserve comfort stay on-theme with industrial flair, while the modern table feels very natural and easily adaptable to other themes. Stylish green shelving contrasts against the multiple red elements throughout the room. Of course, repurposed barn lighting is always a good addition to any industrial interior – two similar models are available here and here.

Visualizer: Dmitry Tisnoguz  

This dining room goes eclectic with its industrial decor by mixing and matching red metal armchairs and Ludovica Palomba’s Sunrise Easychair. The wood and concrete pendant lights are a great streamlined alternative to the bulkier models that are popular in industrial-inspired spaces.

Visualizer: A+Z Studio  

Mixing industrial decor with distressed rustic elements is a great way to create a rugged farmhouse vibe. Vintage wood furniture and beat-up steel chairs are a great place to start.

Visualizer: Dimitar Karanikolov & Veneta Nikolova  

Leather is an oft-overlooked material that works great in industrial interiors. These leather upholstered chairs are from the Roadhouse collection from CB2. The slate-colored concrete, exposed brick, and heavy-looking wood are staples that look great in any interior with this theme.

Visualizer: Algimantas Raubiška  

Looking for more leather chairs? These are attributed to French architect Charlotte Perriand. Transparent glass jar pendants give off a strong industrial vibe without visually weighing down the room – and the good news is that there are plenty of relatively inexpensive options available online.

Visualizer: Denis Krasikov  

Glass and concrete make for an especially luxurious theme. The only possible downside is the lack of color – easily addressed here with a set of smooth blue dining chairs by designer Hee Welling.

Visualizer: Mihail Scherbak & Timothy Kalakutsky  

Here’s another interior with a cohesive color palette shaken up by a vivid accent. While most of the metal dining chairs blend into the environment with a black and wood finish, a single bright yellow chair stands out as a focal point.

Visualizer: Ando Studio  

Strong accents are invaluable to cohesive decor themes. This striking adjustable chandelier is called Dear Ingo, the work of designer Ron Gilad.

Visualizer: Koj Design  

Drawing from a variety of influences is a great way to create a balanced industrial style that still feels homey. This designer chose to go mid-century modern at the head of the table with an Eames-inspired armchair. The series of shapely pendant lights are Tom Dixon’s iconic Beat Lamps, a very contemporary selection.

Visualizer: Koj Design  

You’ll see them again and again because they’re such a versatile choice for anybody looking to create an industrial interior aesthetic – stools and a chair inspired by Tolix-style seating line one edge of the table to great effect.

Visualizer: Martins Architects  

This interior makes great use of matte textures. Serving as a source of contrast, the Tolix-style chairs boast a bright metallic finish.

Visualizer: Nordes  

Craving more interiors that use Tolix-inspired seating? While it’s possible to find similar red metal chairs on the market, it’s even easier to decorate your own at home with a can of durable spray paint.

Visualizer: Nordes  

The table is a little harder to find. Industrial crank tables like these require some thorough hunting but they’ll last forever once you find one.

Visualizer: Oliver Burns  

While the rest of the room seems simple, fresh, and modern, the dining arrangement itself stands out with strong industrial influence. The unique pendant chandelier and the mixture of chairs matches the eclectic nature of the open shelving.

Designer: Dmitry Sheleg & Zrobym Architects  

Need more chair inspiration? This ultra-modern industrial dining room features Tolix-inspired metal chairs, Eames molded plastic armchairs, and Eames Wire chairs. Illuminating the arrangement from above are white industrial pendant lights from the Lampara collection by Archivio Storico.

Visualizer: Javier Wainstein  

Here’s another dining room that uses Tolix style metal armchairs. The designer seating collection by Patricia Urquiola.

Visualizer: Anton Medvedev  

Sometimes a touch of non-industrial style is a nice way to lighten a theme. These gorgeous woven chairs are another Patricia Urquiola design, this time from the unique Tropicalia collection.

Visualizer: Form 8 Studio  

Mid-century modern designs are a great way to add classic comfort to an otherwise stark interior. These iconic dining chairs were inspired by the famous Wishbone Chair by Hans Wegner.

Designer: 2B Group  

Now let’s look at a few industrial interiors that make good use of unconventional materials. This chalkboard wall is a fun and practical touch that looks fabulous even without the writing and illustrations.

Visualizer: Nudesign  

Eclectic tiles aren’t a common staple of industrial decor, but they play a crucial role making this space look playful and bright. The blue and red tones unite elements like the metal chairs and brick-colored sofa.

Visualizer: Lyubimova Kate   

Here, unfinished wooden boards serve as an attractive covering for the shelves and add a neat rustic touch. The contemporary chairs stray far from rustic – the sleek dark brown dining chairs are from the Ginger collection by Roberto Lazzeroni.

Visualizer: Javier Wainstein  

Ample concrete, a marble backsplash, a sturdy wooden table, and molded plastic chairs cover a wide range of material options – each one suitable for a stylish industrial interior.

Visualizer: Javier Wainstein  

Industrial decor often falls on the side of heavy, rugged, and weighty design. These translucent dining chairs stand in contrast to the aesthetic the rest of the dining room carries.

Visualizer: Double Aye  

Next, let’s move on to industrial dining rooms that make their mark with unique furniture selections. This incredibly unique industrial table is available ready-to-stain to match your interior. The woven side chair to the left is more widely available – it’s a design by Eric Trine.

Visualizer: Int2 Architecture  

Although all of these chairs are relatively common and easy to find, the eclectic combination is what makes them uniquely suited to an industrial dining room. One is an acrylic take on the classic Eames side chair, one is a classic white Eames chair, the red metal armchair is the familiar Tolix design, and the white bentwood chair was inspired by Thonet.

Visualizer: ReFL Studio  

A little bit of spray paint and sandpaper can take any wood or metal chair from ordinary to on-theme. The table is a little more difficult but similar industrial dining tables are available online.

Visualizer: Koj Design  

Unique statement pieces can also be a great way to impart your industrial dining room with a more specific motif, like the chandelier that gives this space a distinct Art Deco vibe.

Visualizer: Koj Design  

With relevant artwork and accessories that allude to fashion, this dining room is perfect for the devoted Francophile. While the metal chairs and pendant lights are easily found online, the coatrack would make a great DIY project if you can find a mannequin dress form to start with.

Visualizer: Catherine Domracheva  

Some people avoid exploring industrial decor themes because of the perceived lack of color. But that isn’t always the case! These bright pillows add tremendous character to the room. Lemons on the dining table draw out the yellow, but the same effect could be gained by fresh flowers or a nice fruit bowl.

Visualizer: Alex Koretsky  

Darker hues can lend a sophisticated touch. The deep plumb and carmine work well with the exposed brick and the cool-hued dark grey cabinetry.

Designer: Ivan Yunakov  

Don’t be afraid to go big! This brilliant blue upholstery influences the atmosphere of the entire room. Industrial decor doesn’t have to be minimalist.

Visualizer: Rue Temple  

Aren’t chalkboard walls so much fun? They’re also a good way to add impromptu color – a new theme every day! The black table and Eames style chairs go with everything.

Visualizer: Yo Dezeen  

Plants are always an easy way to add color. Paired with wood, they can make any interior style feel fresh and natural.

Designer: Bricks Amsterdam  

Texture is another great tool for creating an industrial theme. Here, the concrete on the leftmost portion of wall adds a touch of relaxing blue and provides a rugged aesthetic to the space.

Visualizer: Int2 Architecture  

Dark matte-textured walls like these do make the environment look darker, but tend to look a lot “softer” and more comfortable than the standard concrete so common in industrial interiors.

Visualizer: Javier Wainstein  

Brushed steel is another interesting material choice to get that industrial look. This kitchen is as gorgeous as it is practical.

Visualizer: Pix 3D Studio  

Don’t have the resources for concrete finished walls, but still want to show off the material? Consider investing in concrete pendant lights, planters, or other cool accessories. And if you’ve been looking for a metal chair with a more modern look, this Eames-inspired wire chair is a great pick.

Visualizer: Andew Sadokha  

And finally, let’s close out the post with a home that combines industrial interior architecture with a sophisticated contemporary decor theme. The pendant light is a show-stopping centerpiece – a design by Lindsey Adelman.

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