The Best Vintage Industrial Decor Ideas for your Space in 2022

Vintage, or vintage-inspired, are a few terms which are floated around when it comes to repurposing, refinishing (or refurbishing) and DIY. But, with the right pieces, paint, and ideas in mind, you can come up with some great vintage industrial decor ideas, which will look good in any space.

Repurpose it –

If you have a dated chair or ottoman, you can easily recreate this piece to fit the vintage-inspired theme. An old armoire can easily serve as a centerpiece in a bedroom or for book storage after you sand it down and give it a fresh coat of paint. Old style knobs, which have ornate details, can also easily be added to any piece of furniture, to give it a distinct charm, and old style, vintage theme.

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Paint –

You can paint a brand new piece of furniture or one you build yourself, and give it a vintage look and charm. You can purchase paint colors which have a hint of gold, or a textured/unfinished look and detail, so the furniture looks older or classic in style. The right paint can easily recreate any piece of furniture, give it a new life, and promote that vintage-inspired style you are going for in any room of the home.

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Metal/industrial look –

A great way to create a vintage look/feel is to use metallic based paints. They not only offer that factory look and finish but when properly textured with wood paneling and old style, larger mirrors, you can easily recreate a vintage charm and elegance, you simply can’t find with brand new furniture pieces you buy in stores today.


Building your own furniture is a simple way to create vintage style and charm. Detailed knobs, intricately detailed designs, and patterns on mirrors or bases, detail print work or design on wood panels, are all individual items you can purchase, to construct yourself, in order to create the vintage appeal or look you are going for.

Recreating, refurbishing, using detailed and textured patterns, or old style print fabrics for chairs (furniture) are a few simple vintage industrial decor ideas you can use in any room when redecorating your home.

Regardless of whether you are designing one piece, an entire room, or the entire home, you will find various products and pieces you can rebuild or design on your own. And, with several manufacturers creating wood, prints/fabrics, and paint finishes which offer the vintage look and charm, DIY projects are a great way to create that vintage-inspired detail in any room of your home.

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