The Dappered Space is a series designed to help guys apply the sense of personal style they’ve developed to the space they inhabit. Watch for articles on furniture and decor sales & picks, advice on how to style a room or work space, and tackling creating a space that reflects your own (and perhaps a significant other’s) personal tastes. We’ll suggest items that can be sourced online, but always keep in mind that deals can be found at consignment and thrift stores, local stores with floor models, discount stores, and even yard sales.
The modern farmhouse look is really popular right now. I think this is mostly due to designer Joanna Gaines and the success of the HGTV show Fixer Upper. While modern farmhouse can be a bit more refined, and perhaps a little more feminine, industrial farmhouse taps into the masculine side of design. It leans on the essence of farmhouse decor with its unfinished and vintage influences and clean lines, but throws in metal and rivets. Or? It’s like farmhouse with a little more rust. If you’ve purchased furniture recently, you could easily have some industrial farmhouse in your home. It’s a great looking combination. And whether you lean American farmhouse or European countryside farmhouse, the industrial farmhouse look can easily fit into either. Here are some examples.
- Manor Park Farmhouse TV Stand – $272.60
- Luxe Weavers Euston Gray 5 x 7 Abstract Modern Area Rug – $80
- Lockridge Industrial Modern Farmhouse Foldable Side C-Table – $99.99
- Hubbardston Square Arm Sofa – $559.99
- Canyon Round Coffee & End Table Set – $589 ($899)
A great option for a living space that wants to incorporate a rustic look with wood and metal. The hard part can be pairing that wood and metal with the right rug and sofa, and not going overboard. Going overboard on industrial farmhouse will make your place look like a furniture showroom or staged vacation rental. Mix up your woods, how much metal is used, and don’t be afraid to mix some modern farmhouse (new) and traditional (old) to create a unique look.
- Gramercy Pull Down Kitchen Faucet – $166
- Barebones Enamel Cup Set – $15 (or, check your local thrift store? Could get lucky)
- Farmhouse Salt & Pepper Shakers – $16.98
- 42in Industrial Metal Rustic Farmhouse Dining Bench – $119.99
- Baxton Studio Lancashire Wood and Metal Kitchen Cart – $157.99
- Metal and Wood Rectangle Dining Table – $278.99
I think one of the best places in a home for industrial farmhouse looks is the kitchen. Blocks of wood and metal gadgets fit right in, and lighting, which is one of the areas that industrial farmhouse shines (no pun intended) is commonly front and center in a kitchen. This is an easy room to make all your industrial farmhouse dreams come true in, because it’s harder to overdo it. Unlike other rooms, you can’t go overboard on big pieces of furniture. You can go overboard on the small stuff though, so beware.
- Rustic Wood Plank Farmhouse Bookshelf – $206.99
- Metal Desk Organizer – $28.22
- Black Iron 3-Tier Wire Basket Wall Rack – $39.99
- Edison Lamp Base Patent Print – $52.99
- Industrial Metal Fan Distressed Round Wall Plaque – $129.99
- Abraham Industrial Accent Mirror – $479.99
- Gatlin Home Office Desk – $689 ($999)
Industrial Farmhouse is pretty much tailor made for a masculine leaning office. I think this is a space that if you wanted to geek out on it more, you could. Home offices tend to get personal, and sometimes kitschy, and that’s not a bad thing. Make the space your own if it inspires you to work well.
- Gatlin 9 Drawer Dresser – $799 ($999)
- Tribeca Bedside Table – $45
- Reina 5′ x 7′ Gray Illusion Rug – $70
- Round Wood and Square Metal Wall Mirror – $112.49
- Lavonne 3 Piece Circle Metal Accent Shelf – $189.99
- Sommerford Queen Panel Bed – $764.99
Lots of industrial farmhouse in a bedroom is going to make it feel kind of heavy and closed in because of the inherently thick nature of this type of furniture, so I recommend keeping it under control in this room as well. I prefer unmatched furniture to matching sets myself, but you do you. Don’t be afraid to mix some woods here.
Bathroom & Decor
- Hand Towel Rack with Shelf – $21.99 (this has DIY written all over it)
- Enter Exit Wood Chevron Bath Mat – $20.29
- Rustic Industrial Pipe Toilet Paper Holder – $14.99
- Peter’s Goods 2-Tier Rustic Floating Wall Shelves – $35.97
- Keewatin Industrial Vanity Mirror – $99.99
- Industrial Vintage Periodic Table of Elements Sign – $109.95+
- Helix and Lath Wood Wall Art – $104.99 to $160.99
If you like the look, but don’t want your home to scream industrial farmhouse, the bathroom is a good room to dabble, as well is random pieces of decor. This allows you to incorporate the look without making a statement to the world that you are all and only about this trend. Industrial Farmhouse looks especially good in bathrooms, since often black and white are incorporated into the look. It just makes sense in a bathroom, since it’s a smaller room and light, bright walls make it look a bit bigger.
Lighting & Hardware
- Industrial Bronze Chandelier – $399.99
- Rustic Farmhouse Matte Black Drawer Pull – $7
- Industrial Farmhouse Shelf Brackets – $17.95
- Fouts Industrial Single Prong Wall Hook – $20.99
- Hoffman Industrial Single Curtain Rod & Hardware Set – $21.99
- 1″ Pipe Handrail – $81.59+
- 360 Lighting Industrial Farmhouse Swing Arm Wall Lamp – $99.99
Another way to dabble without going overboard, and farmhouse inspired pieces can fit in easily to other decor styles. Utilizing lighting and hardware like this can provide contrast to a room (since often dark metals are used). It’s like the difference between using a white or light picture frame or a black picture frame. The darker materials of industrial decor create a more dramatic juxtaposition.
About the Author: Sarah is a long time member of the Dappered team, typically working behind the scenes editing posts, taking some photos, and keeping the books in good standing. Occasionally she’ll come out from behind the curtain to offer her two cents.