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13 Industrial Decor Pieces From Taobao Under $20 To Transform Your Home Into A Boutique Hotel

Budget industrial-themed room decor from Taobao


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With more and more charming hipster cafes popping up in neighborhoods like Tiong Bahru, Bugis, and Duxton, it’s no wonder the industrial-chic aesthetic commonly found in such establishments has become a trend in many households too. 

For those who’ve always been enthralled by Chye Seng Huat Hardware coffeeshop’s vibes, you can now transform your room into a rustic haven with these budget industrial-themed home essentials from Taobao


1. Caged lamp


taobao caged lamp

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Caged-anythings almost always match the industrial aesthetic, and coupled with this Edison bulb, this caged lamp (from $15.55) will make a chic bedside or study table illuminator. 


2. Stainless steel mugs


taobao steel mugs

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Whether you’re craving a hot chocolate or want to indulge in a cheeky Moscow Mule cocktail, these stainless steel mugs (from $8.39) will make your beverages look like they’ve come straight out of a hipster cafe.  


3. Light bulb glasses


taobao light bulb glass drink

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Why splurge on galaxy lightbulb drinks when you can get your own quirky light bulb glasses (from $1.23) and stainless steel straws (from $0.69)? Use these glasses to impress your guests by recreating the galaxy light bulb drink fad with with some food colouring, fruit syrup, and edible glitter!


4. Tin foil storage bags


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Stuff your succulents or knick-knacks in these tin-foiled paper bins (from $4.01) and display them on your desks – these will add to the rustic vibe while helping to keep your workstation clutter-free.

taobao tin foil storage bag

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5. Brass tin can and tray


taobao brass gold tin can

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If you need something less flimsy than a paper storage bag, get these hardy brass tin cans (from $8.88) to pot your plants, or a golden tin tray (from $4.73) to hold your jewellery. 

taobao gold tin can

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6. Wrought iron shelf 


taobao wrought iron shelves

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Caged designs are a a must-have to complete your industrial-themed room. Display your books, potted plants, and trinkets on these chic wrought iron wall shelves (from $18.40).


7. Steel pipe table lamps


taobao steel pipe industrial lamp

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Take upcycling to the next level with these pipes which have been turned into vintage industrial lamps (from $5.77) also come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and designs, so you can pick one that fits your style best. 


8. Steel pipe wall shelves


taobao steel pipe wall shelves

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Speaking of steel pipes, you can also get these steel pipe-enforced shelves (from $10.23) to mount on to your walls.


9. Rope wall racks


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But if you prefer something less bulky, opt for these simple rope-strung wall racks (from $7.45), but be careful not to overload the shelves with heavy items!


10. Metal wall shelves


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Industrial-themed rooms don’t have to be all grey and dreary. For a splash of colour on your grey concrete walls, get these weathered metal wall shelves (from $9.57) for a rustic vibe. 


11. “Concrete” wallpaper


concrete grey wallpaper taobao

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Get this textured grey wallpaper (from $5.48) to liven up your otherwise flat, single-toned walls. It certainly beats having to paint everything from scratch!


12. Concrete plant pot 


concrete plant pot taobao

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These smooth concrete plant pots (from $5.78) will perfectly complement your grey walls. Display them on your study or bedside table as individual plant pots, or get several of these hexagonal pots and stack them up in a beehive formation to create a unique succulent display.

concrete plant pots taobao

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13. Dangling Light Bulbs


dangling light bulbs industrial taobao

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Let these retro light bulbs (from $5.68) dangle from your ceiling as a substitute for an extravagant chandelier. 

Single light bulbs will function great as night lights, but if you want to make these the centerpiece for your living room, get a few of them and wind them around a long wooden beam to create a kooky bulb cluster.


Industrial-chic decor for a modern household 


With so many affordable options available, you can start sprucing up your hope to make it look like a fancy industrial-themed cafe. Just imaging sitting in your living room, beneath some dangling Edison bulbs, while sipping on your homemade coffee in a chic light bulb glass or stainless steel mug.