Every generation of homeowners has its design priorities. Millennials crave interior decor that meshes with their technology, blending energy efficiency, family-friendly features and personalization.

Since many millennials are starting out in their personal and professional lives, affordability is also a priority. Here are a handful of tricks and tips so you can have it all.

Color your world

Paint is an affordable way to give your interior spaces an instant face lift. Gray has become the must-have neutral, while pops of color add energy throughout any season. Place an accent color on a focal wall or add a border between the ceiling and the wall color for a subtle pop.


Repurpose furnishings


Repurposed furniture can add a personalized look to your decor at a fraction of the cost of new items. Personalizing a re-purposed piece creates a unique look at little cost, and by reusing an older piece, it’s good for the environment, too.

Don’t overlook lighting

Upgrading lighting is a cost-effective way to personalize the look of a room. There are a variety of fixtures to suit every decorating taste available now. Simply switching out an ordinary fixture in the breakfast nook, dining room or family room for a design that speaks to you can elevate a room’s personal feel. While you’re at it, feed your eco-friendly, energy-efficient craving by outfitting new lights with electricity-sipping CFLs or LEDs.

Make your own wall decorations

You don’t need to be an artist or even particularly crafty to create your own wall art, and nothing is more personal than something you’ve made yourself. Look online for wall art that appeals to your sense of style, then search for instructional videos and guides that can help you achieve the same look on your own. Wall art is an easy and cost-effective way to create that personal look.

This article is courtesy of Brandpoint.