I love that industrial feel to interior decorations. My wife on the other hand needs to be sold a bit. Luckily, in this case I was a good sales person.
My wife wanted a curtain in his room to replace the dimensional blind we put up initially. Having picked out a grey curtain, I pushed for a "different" kind of curtain rod.
I like it and now I will make some basic shelves using pipe for the brackets. Pictures to follow.