Interior Design Trends for Millennials: High Style, Low Budget – Guest Post by Tracey Clayton

Modern white kitchen with mod hexagon floor tiles and industrial metal stools.
Modern, Industrial Kitchen

There’s no doubt interior design trends change over the years and this generation definitely has a well-developed sense of taste. But what to do when you want your interior to look great but you’re working on a tight budget? Luckily, there are some trends that you can follow without breaking bank. This being said, let’s take a look 5 interior design trends you should consider if you want to achieve high style on a budget.

Eclectic dining room with mixed color chairs; glam small space with black and white stripe curtains and a blush pink, velvet tufted sofa and glass and gold coffee table; bohemian living room with a mix of pillows and wood carved wall art.
Eclectic, Glam, Bohemian

Mixing it up

Today, it’s all about the mix – you can have new and old or cheap and expensive in the very same room. By doing this, you’ll be saving tons of money while retaining a great look inside of your home. For example, if you’ve already bought some expensive decorations, it means you can go for a less expensive sofa. The great things about this approach is that it allows you to tackle the entire project in stages and all the things you got cheap can be replaced over time if you come across something that fits your home better.

Industrial dining room with brick wall, wood table and metal chairs; modern living room with floating shelves and industrial lighting; industrial living room with metal locker, low reclaimed coffee table and leather seating.
Industrial Spaces

Going for industrial look

You can hardly find a single millennial design look, but if we had to go with something, there’s no doubt we’d go for industrial look. This style is absolutely great, since it includes both metal and rustic wood. On top of that, you can find a lot of stuff in this style that won’t break your budget. It’s also important to mention that this look goes beyond furniture and decorations. For example, brick walls and wood panels are also a great option. Also, bronze is gaining lot of momentum right now, so if you’re looking to make your interior shine, this is the finish you’ll want to opt for.

Neutral coastal, transitional living room with white slipcovered sofa and gallery wall; neutral living room with console table and benches underneath.
Neutral Spaces

Leaning towards neutral colors

A great thing about neutral colors is that they go well with absolutely anything. Still, it seems that today, neutral colors are being used more than ever, and you can even see some great interior designs entirely in white or neutral gray. But if you decide to go for a neutral color for your walls, it doesn’t mean you can’t introduce some other colors as well. For example, you can always introduce another color for your accent wall and make it stand out. Wallpaper is a great cheap option in such cases, especially when you take into consideration that it’s making a huge comeback.

Neutral, coastal, transitional living room with slipcovered white sofa, gallery wall, white lamps, and wood candlesticks.
Neutral, Coastal Living Room

Making it classy

Millennials care a lot about their friends’ needs, which means you should always opt for a classy lounge area where you can watch TV with your friends. Making your home comfortably classy won’t break your budget if you know where to shop. For example, you’re definitely going to need a rug for your lounge area and if you decide to look up rugs online, chances are you’ll be saving a lot of money. Also, a design like this simply has to incorporate a cocktail table, but this doesn’t mean you have to go for the first one you seem to like as you might come across a less expensive one if you spend some time searching.

Young, millennial blond woman in neutral, contemporary rustic home office with rustic, wood, trestle desk
Contemporary, Neutral, Rustic Home Office

Online researching

Hiring a designer is always guaranteed to help you make your interior trendy. Still, when you’re trying to save money, opting for a designer may not always be the best idea. Instead, what you should do is turn to websites such as Pinterest, Houzz, and Instagram for some help. There are plenty of designs you can find there which can server a real muse for your remodeling project. Some of these are DIY projects, which are a great option for those working with a low budget. Just make sure that anything you find on these websites actually fits into your home.

Stay on top of these trends and you’ll manage to make your interior look great and still save up some money. Furthermore, as millennials are charting their own course, chances are we’ll be seeing a lot of new trends coming up quite soon.