3 Tips For Designing An Industrial-Style Home On The Cheap

3 Tips For Designing An Industrial-Style Home On The Cheap

To make your home look and feel the way you want it, many people choose to pick one design theme and stick to it throughout the common spaces of their home. One design that many people are picking up on in recent years is an industrial style. But while these designs might not seem like something that would be as expensive as other, more luxurious finishes, having a true industrial-style home can easily cost you a lot more money than you anticipated.

Luckily, there are ways you can get this look without having to pay more than you’re comfortable with. To show you how this can be done, here are three tips for designing an industrial-themed home on the cheap. 

Find Weathered Wood To Reclaim

One hallmark of an industrial design for a home or other space is weathered wood. While you can purchase pieces created from weathered wood that are extremely expensive, you can also take some initiative to find some of this type of wood all on your own.

According to Forbes.com, you can often find great weathered wood pieces by visiting your local salvage yard, flea market, or swap meet. By getting your wood from an actual factory or industrial complex that is simply ready to get rid of it rather than buying a brand new piece that’s made to look old, you can not only get these items at a fraction of the cost, but you can also bring a piece into your home that has a real and rich history. 

Thrift Shop For Metal Chairs

Another feature of industrial design is metal. Metal can be incorporated into your design and decor through things like tables, light fixtures, chairs and more.

If you are wanting to bring in some metal chairs, Laura Gaskill, a contributor to Houzz.com, recommends that you spend some time at thrift shops or even yard sales in order to find these pieces. While getting furniture in this way can often be a gamble, by going with metal furniture, you don’t have to worry as much about how well the piece has been taken care of or if you’ll be bringing any bugs or mildew into your home along with the chairs, since they’re made of metal. 

Don’t Be Afraid To DIY

A lot of industrial design and decor often has a homemade or functional look to it rather than a perfected or commercial look to it. Because of this, you can often get away with making a lot of your piece completely on your own, which can save you a lot of money.

According to Ronique Gibson, a contributor to Freshome.com, as long as you already have some of the tools you’d need to create your own industrial-looking light fixture or brick wall, you could save yourself a lot of money going the DIY route. 

If you’re wanting to design your home with an industrial look without sparing no expense, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you accomplish this. 

David Robertson