When it comes to interior design, there are the things that are essential (say, like a dining table) and then there are things that are optional yet so fun, functional and affordable they can improve any space on a budget.</br></br>In other words, these are the décor items and looks that are the most useful and never go out of style, and so have a very high rate of return on investment. If you’re looking to freshen up your style, you can’t go wrong with these ideas.</br></br><strong>Entryway Mirrors</strong></br></br><a title="Mirrors" href="https://www.atgstores.com/home-decor/mirrors/" target="_blank">Mirrors</a>, at one time so amazing people thought they had magical powers, are now so commonplace they often go unnoticed – which is one of the coolest things about them, because you can put them almost anywhere and it makes sense.</br></br>They’re also inexpensive, come in endless design and are very useful, especially in the entryway. Add one to your space and you may be surprised how many people (including you) take a “last look” before they walk out the door.</br></br><strong>Beiges & Creams</strong></br></br>Beiges and creams aren’t boring colors; they’re versatile answers to tricky interior design dilemmas.</br></br>They can stand on their own, or provide the canvas on which you paint your masterpiece. And, the savvy interior designer knows these colors can also serve as the foil for a more dynamic design element – vibrant furniture and décor will pop more when paired with these neutral hues.</br></br><strong>Media Storage</strong></br></br>Media storage is still a necessity, even if we are approaching an era in which all of our favorite films, books and music can be housed on a single sliver of silicon. Yet as convenient as media storage may now be, most of us still face two issues, one logistical and the other aesthetic.</br></br>First, a lot of people have “old-school” media that needs to go somewhere, and second, a lot of us want to display that stuff. That’s why a bookcase is more than just a <a title="Bookcases" href="https://www.atgstores.com/furniture/accent-furniture/" target="_blank">bookcase</a>; it’s a window into our personalities, which makes it a timeless décor item.</br></br><strong>Lamp Lighting</strong></br></br>Auxiliary lighting is a must in most places, even if all your overhead fixtures are on dimmers. And, since you can always find great deals on both new and used lamps, there’s no need to go without.</br></br><a title="Lamps" href="https://www.atgstores.com/lighting/commercial-offices/office-lighting/led-lights/lamps/" target="_blank">Lamps</a> provide great task lighting as well as decor flair to any space and they come in endless styles, so it’s hard to go wrong.</br></br><strong>Hallway Runners</strong></br></br>Last but not least, a <a title="Runners" href="https://www.atgstores.com/home-decor/rugs/runners/" target="_blank">hallway runner</a> is the kind of multifunctional décor item that costs very little considering what it delivers; protection so your carpet doesn’t wear unevenly, some added cushion for your feet and a splash of style that doesn’t take up wall space.</br></br>Chances are good it’ll never fall out of fashion, but if it does you can always roll it up for donation and pick out another one.