When choosing fabrics to incorporate into your industrial style room look for heavy duty type fabrics such as cotton, denim, linen, hessian, ticking and wool. These are some of the fabrics used in the industrial age and will bring more character to your room. Sheepskin, leather and even velvet go great against a rough industrial setting and add a touch of luxury as well.
You can't go wrong with cotton for bedroom, bathroom and kitchen textiles. It's clean, natural, and crisp, and cotton ticking- originally used for mattress covers, is great for covering chairs and sofas.
Linen has been used throughout history because it is strong and durable. It has a stubby, uneven weave and is ideal for curtains and bed linens. In the past it was used in hospitals for uniforms, bedding and even bandages. You could also find it in the unbleached version on some surfaces of airplanes.
Popular choice's for industrial settings are denim, calico, and canvas. While they are associated with workplace uniforms, they have been found to be versatile and wear well over time. This makes them a great choice for the aged and rougher look of some industrial pieces.
If you want to add a touch of class and luxury to your industrial setting, bring in some leather, velvet or sheepskin. They look great surrounded by brick, steel, concrete and aged wood. For a sense of warmth add some wool, tweed or flannel. These are all natural fiber items that add a sensual feel to the room. You can find military blankets at army surplus outlet's that are heavy weight and hard-wearing. Layer items made of these fabrics on sofas, chairs and beds for warmth and style.
In the end,choose what works best for you and your unique space, and above all have fun with your room setting and the choices you make to create that one of a kind look.