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Budget-Friendly Home Décor Hacks from Shopping Mart

If you need some tips on how to improve your interior décor game while on a budget, the Shopping Mart team has you covered.

As a leading online furniture store in Ireland, we have plenty of experience helping customers to transform their homes while on a budget. In this blog, we will go through some of our favourite budget-friendly home décor hacks to help you revamp and revitalise your home without having to spend a lot of money doing so.



Mirrors are one of the quickest, cheapest, and easiest ways to completely transform the look and feel of any room, and work particularly well when hung in smaller spaces. Due to their reflective nature, mirrors give the illusion of increased space while also reflecting any light for a brighter and more welcoming space. Available in a massive variety of styles, shapes, and sizes, mirrors can also be tailored to match your existing home décor style with ease. Whether you opt for a modern circle mirror to enhance the feeling of space and light in your living room or would rather complement bedroom furniture with a floor-length standing mirrors, the options are limitless for this home décor hack.


Cushions & Soft Furnishings

For customers on a very strict budget, cushions and soft furnishings are a fantastic place to start when freshening up the overall décor of your home. Whether you buy blankets and cushions new or simply replace the existing covers on the ones you already own, changing up patterns, materials, and colours can instantly inject a new feeling into any space. Oftentimes people automatically assume that these design elements can only be achieved through their association with bedroom and living room furniture, but this is not the case. Revitalise your bathroom with a funky bathmat or transform that deep bay window into a cute window-set with the help of some plush, patterened cushions. Even outdoor spaces can be transformed with a warm blanket draped invitingly over garden furniture- although this is best done through the dry summer months (or days) that we get in Ireland so that your soft furnishings don’t get soaked through!


Statement Coffee Tables

While coffee tables are undoubtedly on the higher end of the pay scale, even a cheap coffee table can look amazing in a living room and can totally change the overall look and feel of the space. If you’re yearning for a touch of old-school antiquity in your living room, why not choose an antique coffee table in a deep brown wood? For a more modern and trendy solution, why not opt for a beautiful rattan or glass table? Whether you place a coffee table in front of your living room couch or prefer to keep in subtle as a hallway stand, strategically placing a stylish coffee table somewhere in your home can help you control the look, feel, and environment of the space that you’re decorating. An alternative and cheaper option here is to invest in a modern bar cart, which is smaller but achieves the same overall feeling when done right.


Outdoor Furniture

While decorating the interior of your home can be fun and rewarding, many people are stumped when it comes to decorating their gardens. While there is always the option to invest in expensive, high-end garden

furniture, designing a beautiful outdoor space doesn’t have to be pricey. Here at Shopping Mart, we recommend buying a functional patio set that includes a table and 2+ chairs so that you have a space to relax in when outside. If necessary, more garden furniture items such as chimineas, barbeques, and steel-framed gazebos can be purchased too, though these often cost a lot more than a standard patio set. One of the best ways of making your garden look amazing is to set aside a “hang out” space with garden furniture while keeping the rest of the space neat, clean, and tidy to make it as inviting as possible to be in.

Whether you’re a first-time buyer who needs to decorate a home on a budget or simply want to revamp your existing home décor style without spending too much money doing it, we hope these tips helped you find some useful hacks when it comes to decorating your space both inside and out.



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