Metal and wood pulleys previously used on a farm or in a factory may seem like the last thing that you would want to put in your home, especially as a decorative piece. However, industrial decorating is becoming more and more popular and you are even starting to see replicas of industrial metals, like gears and pulleys, in home decor stores. These industrial decorating ideas show how to use pulleys in the home.
Industrial Decorating Ideas
Colored Metal Pulleys As Fun Accents
Add a splash of color to your room with a pulley in a color that you like. Put it on a shelf or mantel or wherever you need a little extra color.
Add Color To Pulleys With Florals
Since colored pulleys are harder to find, you can always paint them or add color in another way.
I wound a floral pick around this pulley and hung it on the wall.
Make A Lamp With A Pulley
This very rustic industrial light is hanging over my husband’s work station in the garage.
SOURCE: This Old House
Here is another version of a pulley light used inside a house. If you want to add some color to a pulley light, try using a metal shade in your favorite color.
Use Pulleys As Bookends
A pair of pulleys make fun bookends in industrial decorating. These are large and heavy enough to use on their own. However, smaller pulleys can be fastened to wood for use as bookends.
A single pulley works as well for anchoring a stack of books.
Group Pulleys With Other Decor
A large pulley makes a nice industrial backdrop for other rustic items.
Combine a couple of different sized pulleys for added interest.
SOURCE: Funky Junk Interiors
This pulley looks perfectly natural on her mantel with the other rustic elements.
Have you used pulleys in your decor? In what ways have you come up with?