Ways to use Corrugated Metal in Interior Design

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Ways to use Corrugated Metal in Interior Design

Do you get excited when you see barn wood, rusty metals, or other materials saved from old buildings and used in unconventional ways? I certainly do, which is why it’s no surprise I have become obsessed with the idea of using corrugated metal in interior design.

Created in the 1820’s and typically found on roofs, corrugated sheet metal is an affordable and sustainable building material that offers flexibility when decorating a home. You can use reclaimed metal {or fake the rusty appearance} and pair it with wood for a more rustic vibe, or use other variations to create a more industrial, eclectic, or modern look. Painting it is another option, which I especially love when used on exteriors.

I’ve become inspired by all of the creative uses for it inside the home, and the fact that it’s light-weight, budget friendly, and corrosion-resistant means you will absolutely see it pop up in our RV renovation 🙂

Whether you want to add just a splash of texture, or deck out an entire room, I hope you feel inspired by the photos below. And if you prefer something less permanent there’s always corrugated wall art or light fixtures. Oh the possibilities…

Corrugated Metal isn't just for roofs, check out these creative ways to use corrugated metal in Interior Design. MountainModernLife.com

Ways to use Corrugated Metal in Interior Design

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  • I too love the look, but we haven’t incorporated it into our home. I first fell in love with it when we were on vacation in South Africa and have been noticing it since. It was even used in the Tahoe HGTV Dream Home a couple of years ago. It’s so versatile – from contemporary to farmhouse to vintage industrial. Great inspiration here.

    August 17, 2015 at 5:48 pm
  • I’ve never used it before, but I will definitely give it a go after these inspirational photos. I especially like the mix of wood and metal. Gives a really unique feel!

    Thank you!

    August 18, 2015 at 11:12 am
  • Wow! So much great inspiration!

    August 20, 2015 at 3:43 pm
  • I LOVE all of these! As in REALLY REALLY LOVE them all. We have a cottage and our condo, but this would look fabulous especially in our cottage. Thank you for sharing these.

    August 29, 2015 at 2:00 pm
  • I really like the way that these people have used roofing on the inside of their homes. I think the mud room/laundry room one is my favorite. I love this style, but I don’t think it would work very well with the style of my home.

    October 19, 2015 at 3:26 pm
  • Polski69

    i have wainscoates my cabin porch and bathroom with corrugated metal and board and baton cypress. Put it above my tub and shower units. Put it on the ceiling in my open kitchen are over a island and eating area framed in 1×6 rough western cedar. Still undecided on some other areas. It’s great mixed with wood. Also going to use it behind the frigde stove and back splash.

    December 15, 2015 at 2:30 am
  • Hallo there Katie, I have never seen anyone using corrugated iron sheets to do an internal decor before but frankly speaking I really love the idea and the decor ideas that you have shared here. I mostly fell in love with the last one where you have used it for the ceiling (gorgeous). Thanks a lot for sharing and keep up the good work.


    January 27, 2016 at 5:34 am
  • I love the little touches throughout the home. Thank you for sharing!

    February 2, 2016 at 6:06 pm
  • Jennifer Morgan

    Great ideas! I love the use of new and used tin in a home. I have used corrugated tin on my ceiling and has a backsplash in my kitchen. It looks really good with reclaimed barn wood in my opinion. I especially love the idea of using it in the laundry room and in the shower. Now to get my husband on board with my ideas! Thanks for sharing!

    March 20, 2016 at 8:20 am
  • Wow! Very innovative & inspirational. Thank you for sharing these.

    March 21, 2016 at 8:49 am
  • I really love this decor idea, I have never seen any idea of using corrugated metel for decoration before. Thanks for sharing with us, Katie.

    March 28, 2016 at 9:38 pm
  • Katie chamberlin

    Hi Katie! I am having trouble finding interior corrugated ceilings! Are you just using roofing corrugated steal for the interior?

    May 16, 2016 at 10:36 pm
  • Beverly Lawniczak

    How does this hold up in a shower? Does it change color? Get rusty looking?

    August 17, 2016 at 11:21 am

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