Feeling like you can't have the home of your dreams because you can't afford fancy dream materials that are out of your price range? Good design is not limited by a tight material budget, as these ten stylish spaces prove. Incorporating affordable materials, these ten spaces have done a lot with a little. Use them to spark your own DIY imagination for incorporating these cost conscious materials in a future home DIY project.
Pictured above: Plywood ceilings look amazing when combined with gorgeous style. Alex's Stylish Small Home in a Converted Garage.
Plywood looks perfect in this kitchen because it's being balanced with plenty of clean white. Spotted on Speculaas Blog.
You could DIY yourself an amazing reading nook and couch out of plywood and lots of layered textiles. Seen on BoligLIV.
Keeping lines straight and shapes simple allows plywood to make this desk and storage set up look extra good. From Scandinavian deko via Mommo Design.
This is the DIY concrete counter top project that proved you can take any counter top and make it look a million times better. Via A Beautiful Mess.
Another great concrete DIY, this time via Brit + Co, which will leave you with a DIY light fixture so sleek it'll look like you paid a million bucks for it.
Need a great DIY floor option but don't have the budget for your dream material? The very same material that made those counter tops great looking above can actually be used to create sleek modern floors. See how on Design Mom.
This geometric DIY coffee table started as an unlikely something else — a shipping pallet! From Instructables.
It's hard to believe, but these cute outdoor tables and stools also started life out as shipping pallets. They were majorly improved by both some clever design and a good use of accent paint. Seen on A Piece of Rainbow.
Particle board and OSB might be affordable to buy compared to a huge slab of more expensive wood, but pair it with a great wall color and even better bedding and it looks down right pricey in this bedroom. Spotted on Fancy.
How have you used an affordable material and made it look modern and awesome in your home? Share your best ideas in the comments below!
Re-edited from a post originally published 10.05.2014 - NT