For many people, decorating a space can be very hard. Often, this is caused by the fact that there are not hard and fast rules in place to make it easy to do. If a person wants to grow grass in a yard details can be obtained to give specific instructions on how to do it. In decorating it is much harder and much more subjective. One person might start decorating from the floor up and another might choose the furniture and then match the walls and flooring to the furniture. It is no wonder people become quite exasperated when they try to decorate by themselves without any guidance. A few tips will go a long way in making a room look beautiful without breaking the bank in the process.
One idea often used in decorating is to add a floor standing mirror. The mirror needs to be large and will make a room very dramatic without spending a lot of money. A large mirror can be leaned in a corner of a room to reflect light back into it and make a room bright and cheery. This will make a room seem much larger and certainly more dramatic than simply having four painted or papered walls. A large mirror can break the sight line in decorating and allow the items to take on more life and personality.
Floor standing mirrors can also be used in foyers, dining rooms or almost anywhere in the space being decorated. When used in the foyer the mirror often exaggerates the space and allows a smaller foyer to appear larger when guests enter. If the mirror is strategically placed, it will also allow small bits of another room to be seen and add great interest to the space. The addition of the mirror can make a space very inviting to enter.
A mirror works great in a bathroom or dressing area as well. A mirror continues to add light and create the image of more space, as well as become very functional for dressing. Having a mirror to stand in front of to check clothing, hair and make up is a very popular use for floor mirrors.
Large area rugs are cheap and easy to use in a room for a dramatic effect as well. Place rugs in the middle of a large room to create an intimate sitting area or under a dining table to make the space appear warmer and inviting for guests. Rugs can be centered in the room or placed at unusual angles to draw the eye into open space and define it.
Without a doubt, rugs and mirrors are inexpensive but dramatic items to use when decorating on a budget.