Affordable Decorating Ideas

Louisa Antique French Vintage Wall Mirror Gold
Louisa Antique French Vintage Wall Mirror Gold

Decorating your home can be a tricky business if your working on a tight budget. Even the most inventive interior designers can have difficulty getting the most out of a space when there isn’t much money to spend. 

Thankfully, there are ways to alleviate these concerns and maximize your rooms without spending wildly in the process. 

If you’re anything like us, you love decorating your home, and changing up looks to suit your personal expression. More often than not, though, there are many issues with decorating when it comes down to managing costs. Just walk into a furniture store these days, and you’ll find it hard to justify the sort of prices being charged for even simple décor. 

In this blog, we’re going to explore some of the best ways to improve your home and make the most of your decorating resources if you find your budget to be limiting. 

Let There Be Light

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Even an empty space can look amazing if it features a significant enough natural light source. Windows can open up a room and create a gorgeous amount of natural light. Of course, sometimes you don’t have that as an option at the best of times. You could install some new, more oversized windows to make up the difference, but that’s not really decorating at that stage, nor is it very cost-effective. 

Thankfully, the best solution to this problem is often staring right back at you - a mirror! Mirrors are fantastic light multipliers that can be highly cost-effective compared to other options. Choose a rectangular-shaped mirror, such as a french or mid-century design, and enjoy impressive results right away!

Artful Solutions

Great artworks are the ultimate design expression for interiors and can elevate a room incredibly well. There is often a misconception; however, that art has to be expensive to be fully appreciated. We believe that that simply isn’t true. Great art comes in just about any form and can transform a space if it’s acquired and displayed thoughtfully. 

Consider commissioning pieces from your friends or loved ones if you have any inclined to create some works. That way, at the very least, you’ll have a personal connection with your artworks whose creation wouldn’t incur a tremendous cost at the same time. 

Make Statements

Helena Metal Rectangle Standing Floor Mirror 59x22 Inch

Helena Metal Rectangle Standing Floor Mirror 59x22 Inch

The ultimate trick of good decorating is to ensure that visitors to the space are looking at what they’re supposed to while not looking at the things they’re not supposed to. Statement pieces are the best way to achieve this simple maxim. With a statement piece, all eyes will be attracted to a single spot in the room, keeping the relative decorating budget for the broader space much lower as a result. 

Again, we’re going to go back to mirrors as the best way to quickly and stylishly achieve a statement piece without blowing the decorating budget out of the water. Large french mirrors, standing mirrors, and antique-style wooden frame mirrors are perfect for this sort of task and can visually dominate a space quickly. 

Even better, a significant statement mirror can be excellent on multiple levels as it can achieve your desired effect while also enhancing the space in all of the other ways a mirror traditionally does at the same time. 

If you would like some more help choosing the perfect mirror for your home, don't be afraid to give our team at West Mirrors a call. Our friendly group of experts would be more than happy to provide some advice and recommendations!

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