Achieve the Industrial Look with Our Metal Bar Stools

24th October 2018

The industrial look is big news right now

Everyone's obsessed with the industrial look at the moment - at least, everyone in the interior design world. For the past couple of years, a trend really has been brewing like a storm. From warehouses and factories to modern offices and city apartments, we're seeing the industrial look everywhere! And it doesn't stop with the buildings you'd expect, even cafes and clothes stores are taking advantage of this trend. What does it mean? How does one achieve it? Well, as we understand it, the 'industrial' trend goes a little something like this:

  • Exposed brick walls
  • 'Unfinished' paintwork
  • Original features
  • Minimalist decor
  • Robust metal and wood furniture
  • Lighting from exposed light bulbs
  • As few soft furnishings as possible

Now, we understand that this may not seem super appealing to everyone. For those who appreciate the soft, fluffy, cosy things in life, the industrial look might not be for you. However, there are certain rooms of the home that this can work really well in, the kitchen in particular. If you don't want to fully commit to stripping the wallpaper from your home and ripping off your lampshades, you could consider investing in a few pieces to slowly introduce the look into your kitchen or dining room. We recommend metal bar stools to do the job as they're relatively inexpensive and can instantly change the style of a room. Pair with minimalist decor and you're good to go!

These metal stools add a touch of industrial style

Luckily, we've got plenty of metal bar stools in our collection here at Lakeland Furniture. And today, we've put together this quick, easy-to-browse list of all our favourites at the moment. So, if you think you'd like to start adding an industrial touch to your home but don't know where to start... these products could be right up your street.

Carmel chrome bar stool in dark grey

For those who want to combine their love for all things grey with their interest in industrial design, this product is the answer. With a comfortable, padded seat but a no-fuss structure, you get the best of both worlds. The Carmel is one of our more popular styles, and you can clearly see why! It's currently available for £79.99.

Shop the Carmel barstool here.

Monterey brushed steel bar stool in light grey fabric

If you like your designs a little more intricate, the Monterey might be one of the metal bar stools more suited to you. This gorgeous product also has a comfortable padded seat but comes in a beautiful light grey fabric for extra softness. You'll feel well supported with the footrest and backrest, too. The Monterey is currently available for £94.99.

Shop the Monterey barstool here.

Bailey brushed steel bar stool in black

If a fixed height stool is too restrictive for you, turn your attention to the adjustable height Bailey bar stool. The clever gas lift function and 360 swivel seat is perfect for those lazy Sunday mornings and buzzing Friday evenings! We particularly love this black faux leather seat as it will easily fit into any existing interior design style - when in doubt, choose black. It's currently available for £69.99.

Shop the Bailey barstool here.

What else can I do to create an industrial look?

So, now you've got your perfect set of metal bar stools, you might want to increase the industrialism a little bit. We have a few recommendations for creating the style in your own home without having to rip everything out and starting again. Here are a few things you can easily add to your home to give it more of an industrial feel:

  • Exposed hanging light bulbs - just be careful they're not too bright!
  • Mixed metal photo frames
  • Add in a feature wall that looks like a brick wall; there are many wallpaper options for this
  • Invest in concrete or metal art pieces for extra detail
  • Large clocks always look the part
  • Recycle and re-use furniture from scrapyard and thrift stores

And if you're still not sure... here's a fabulous Pinterest mood board to get you feeling inspired!

Are you a fan of the industrial look?

Let us know in the comments if the industrial look is for you, or not. We'd love to hear how you've achieved the style in your home or how you're planning on implementing it. And of course, let us know if you've purchased any of our metal bar stools and how you're enjoying them!

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