Decorating Ideas: More Affordable Materials Looking Really Rad

Decorating Ideas: More Affordable Materials Looking Really Rad

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Adrienne Breaux
Nov 23, 2014

As we have seen time and time again, beautiful spaces aren't the spaces with the most expensive materials (though certainly, they don't hurt). Anyone can have a beautiful home on a budget if you get creative with the most affordable materials — using them in new ways, bold ways or just keeping them simple and modern. We've got more inspiration for you!

We showed you affordable materials looking awesome in the recent post DIY Home Decorating: 10 Rooms With Affordable Materials Looking Awesome. Well we're back with more ideas of affordable materials looking rad!

Pictured above: Standard square white tiles mix with glass blocks and great plants for a simple bathroom that's airy and fresh. Seen on Jelanie.

(Image credit: Desire to Inspire)

Plywood continuing to look really rad, this one found in a kitchen (seen on Desire to Inspire). It looks fresher thanks to the all-white countertop, cabinets and handles.

Glass blocks let lots of light in and maintain privacy and don't look like the 80s at all in this beautiful kitchen. Room spotted on Fine Little Day.

An all glass-block shower creates a modern, gridded display. Room spotted on Interior Design Served.

OSB becomes like a color-blocked design element, making a corner stand out from the rest of the room. Seen on Handmade Charlotte.

Standard building supplies like OSB, plain white tile and even a pretty standard tub look surprising sleek in this modern bathroom spotted on This is Paper.

(Image credit: Dezeen)

Concrete blocks in the kitchen make for an unusually warm element when mixed with wood, and have a modern, industrial feel. Room found on Dezeen.

(Image credit: Alan Gastelum for Dwell)

Make a stylish, industrial nightstand in seconds by stacking a few concrete blocks, creating functional bedside cubbies, too. Found on Dwell.

Concrete blocks, this time those patterned one often seen on patios, makes for an exciting room divider in this space. Seen on Ish and Chi.

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