Affordable Home Design Trends for Millennials

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Affordable Home Design Trends for Millennials

While some claim that the unstable economy is the main reasons why so few millennials are homeowners, there’s got to be more to it than just that. You see, it is not just the material aspect of home ownership that millennials are rejecting, but the entire system of values. Still, things don’t have to go down this road and just a brief glance at some of these amazing interior design trends might be enough to sway some of the millennials that are currently on the fence. Seeing how money is always a huge factor, this list will try to entail all the high style changes one can introduce into their home on a low budget. Let’s check it out.

Industrial look

Industrial look

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The first thing that comes to mind when it comes to frugality in decoration efforts is the industrial style. The reason behind this is quite simple – industrial style works with raw forms, which allows you to skip the painting project you had in mind, leave the pipes exposed and heavily rely on metal and rustic items. Needless to say, these pieces are much easier (and cheaper) to come by than their vintage or vintage-like counterparts, which may yet make a huge difference in your household budget. Furthermore, the industrial style has no strict rules and gives you a great deal of choice when it comes to the customizability of your space. This, in particular, is the notion that millennials hold in high regard.

Open floor planning

Open floor planning

Another huge trend these days are the open floor homes. While they offer one a lot of advantages, like more space, greater safety and more natural light (which is in direct relation to green-living), a lot of people have no clue on how to properly organize it. Well, one of the tips is to try and look at separate areas in your home as different rooms. Sure, without walls this might be a bit difficult, but you can do this with the help of area rugs. Keep in mind, that although functionally different rooms, these areas are still part of a single visual unit, which is why you might want to look up rugs online in order to find several that can fit the same theme.

Scandinavian minimalism

Scandinavian minimalism

Another great style choice for all those who don’t have a lot of room is going with Scandinavian minimalism. The key to this idea lies in keeping only essential items inside of your home and therefore saving both money and space. Additionally, although tiles are also an acceptable solution, in order to make your interior design even more authentic, you probably want to go with a hardwood floor (if you already have one). One last thing, when it comes to the colour palette used in the room, it would probably be the safest choice to go with shades of blue and grey. Going monochromatic in your design is also a popular trend.

Shabby chic

Shabby chic

Finally, the style that will probably give you the greatest opportunity for DIY projects is shabby chic. Here, you are supposed to look for items for your home in the basement, at garage sales, at flea markets and even online. After this, all you need to do is restore them a bit, or at least repaint them seeing how paint and texture damage serve as a tribute to the authenticity of these items. In fact, some people even go as far as to damage their fairly new items in order to make them match this style. To each their own.

Even though you could potentially introduce some of these changes into a rented apartment as well, this is a risk that not a lot of people are willing to take. On the other hand, becoming a homeowner gives you full freedom to express your own thoughts, ideas and even moods in the interior design of your place. Needless to say, this could only give it a personal touch and transform this house into a real home. This idea alone is definitely something worth your effort or at least careful consideration.

 

Tina is a DailyStar senior writer. She graduated from Edith Cowan University. Writing has always been something she enjoyed. Her positive outlook colours every aspect of her life. Her motto -Life’s too short so get living.

When she’s not busy writing, Tina is exploring the city she adores, running in her local Park every day, drinking an absurd amount of coffee, taking care of an adorable pup, kids and traveling.

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