Mirrors are the chameleons of the interior design world making a great addition to almost any space. With some trustworthy interior design tips on where and how to use mirrors in the home, you can enhance your space instantly!
Where else can you find one item that can make a small space feel larger, provide an important function, add interest to a wall, reflect and diffuse light, add glamour… I really could go on and on, but you get the idea, right? Everyone has mirrors in the home. Maybe yours are limited to over the bathroom sink or near a bureau in your bedroom. Now’s the time to take a look around your home and see where else a mirror would be a great addition.
Bathroom Sink Mirrors
So this one’s pretty obvious, but even if you already have a mirror over a sink, take a moment to give it a critical look. If you have a large mirror without a frame, consider how much better it would look framed out. If you’re handy, you can do this with trim molding, but if you’re not, go shopping for a framed mirror that enhances your bathroom decor.
Wall Mirror For The Home
A mirror can function on a wall just like a piece of art and, depending on the art and the mirror, for considerably less money! When choosing a mirror for the home, make sure you choose one that is framed in a style that matches what you already have in your room. Some of the more obvious places to place a mirror are in foyers, over fireplaces, or in large closets or dressing areas.
Consider The Mirrored Reflection
Keep in mind that you don’t have to choose one large mirror; you can group several smaller mirrors and accomplish the same effect. Do keep a critical eye on the mirror reflection. Hanging a mirror opposite or over a toilet is generally not advised! If you do need or want a mirror in a space where it might reflect something you’d prefer it didn’t. Angle the mirror away from that object or area when you hang it. Also consider your natural lighting; if you know that you get strong sunlight on a particular wall during the day, you will not want to hang a mirror there!
While mirrors can be hung on the ceiling, you’ll need to be extremely careful with this one, as it can easily lead to a potentially uncomfortable situation. If you do choose to place a mirror on the ceiling, make it a public room with a tall ceiling, at least 9 feet or higher. Also consider choosing one with an antique finish or facets, so that you can still have the mirrored look without the embarrassment of someone being able to see down your shirt!
Mirrored surfaces or tops on furniture can add a glamorous feel to a room. Just be careful what you reflect!
Mirrors or mirrored tile as a backsplash in the kitchen can help brighten up an under-cabinet area and reflect more light on your work space. Mirrors also go very nicely on the backs of cabinets, shelves or bookcases to give the illusion of more space.
A Little Bling
Even a small change can have a big impact. How about a mirrored tray on your coffee table or in the bathroom?
Source: John Richard
So… Mirror, mirror on the wall, whose house is the fairest of them all? Hopefully, you can answer, “Mine!” but if not, give All About Interiors in West Hartford, CT a call pronto!
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