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Are you designing a industrial office and looking for inspiration? You’ve come to the right place. Spoak has all the interior design inspiration to get those creative juices flowing. Browse room designs, inspiration images and decor ideas or take our free room design tool for a spin below!

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UntitledDesigned by Sarah Arthur
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Exterior Term LabelsDesigned by Anna Reitz
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INDUSTRIAL VIBESDesigned by HELEN SALGADO
Untitled designed by Leah Kouba
UntitledDesigned by Leah Kouba
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OfficeDesigned by Helena Higgins
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UntitledDesigned by Amber Self
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UntitledDesigned by Ashley Vu
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UntitledDesigned by Francesca Pasquali
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UntitledDesigned by CityHome DesignTeam
Rendering 1 - Amor Veneris designed by sophia wallace
Rendering 1 - Amor VenerisDesigned by sophia wallace

Design tips for decorating a industrial style office

Here’s how to achieve the industrial aesthetic room of your dreams.

What’s the best way to design and decorate a industrial office?

The design of your workspace can be as crucial to your productivity as your morning cup of coffee. Whether you're carving out a corner in an open-concept living room or in the process of a remodel to create a dedicated office space, these are our tips to help you create a space that works (pun intended) for you:

  • Desk & Chair: The cornerstone of any office, your desk provides a designated workspace for your computer, monitor, books, and other essentials. It often serves as the focal point of an office or study, so place it where it best suits your workflow, ideally near natural light to boost mood and productivity.
  • Bookshelves or Storage: Every office needs storage. The material you choose for your storage can really help lean into the desired industrial style of your workspace.
  • Seating: Extra seating options, like an accent armchair, or sofa can add a cozy touch and provide a spot for guests or a change of scenery for you. Position these to encourage conversation without disrupting your work zone.
  • Area Rug: An area rug adds warmth and can define a workspace within a larger room. Place it under your desk and chair to anchor the space, ensuring it's large enough to allow for easy chair movement.
  • Paint or Wallpaper: Select a color or pattern that sets the desired mood for the office and complements the industrial style you want to achieve. We are partial to covering walls, ceilings, and trim in a uniform paint color to create a cohesive look. Or consider an accent wall behind the desk to serve as a focal point.
  • Decorative Lighting: Combine task, ambient, and accent lighting for a layered lighting scheme. A desk lamp is common for those late work nights burning the midnight oil. Consider the placement of lighting fixtures to eliminate shadows and evenly light the space. Dimmer switches can adjust the mood.
  • Curtains or Blinds: Window treatments not only help control the light and provide privacy but also serve to tie the room's design together. They offer an opportunity to inject color, texture, and pattern into the living space, making it more inviting and personalized. Whether flowing and sheer for a light, airy feel or rich and textured for a more luxurious look, curtains play a pivotal role in setting the tone and atmosphere of the office. Don’t forget the curtain rod!

Remember, the best office design is one that reflects your personal work style and needs. Experiment with different arrangements until you find the perfect balance of functionality and comfort. If you need an extra hand, check out our step-by-step guide on Home Office Design.

What materials and home decor should I use to achieve a industrial office design?

Industrial interior design is inspired by the raw and unfinished look of warehouses and factories. It embraces a mix of exposed steel, rustic wood, and weathered finishes to create a rugged, utilitarian aesthetic.

To achieve an industrial style in your office, start with neutral or muted tones and layer in natural elements like metal and wood.

The beauty of an industrial space is that you don’t have to start with a white box. Exposed beams, brick walls, ductwork, and electrical pipes are purposeful design elements in an industrial space. Echo these materials in your furniture and decor choices. Vintage and found objects are your friends. Think: Reclaimed wood furniture, metal lockers for storage, and edison bulb light fixtures.

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