Mirrors may be all you need to spice up your home or to make your apartment look more spacious, giving a sense of bigger space by reflecting light and brightening up a room. The proper placement of mirrors is significant in making the most out of a small area, and the design of a mirror is also important in adding that special charm and accent to any room.
Large mirrors go well in small rooms with empty walls, and there are different designs to choose from, from traditional to modern, framed and unframed, that can be easily integrated with a room’s interior design.
In addition to light to brighten up a room, mirrors can also reflect interesting colors, decors, and objects in the space where it is placed. Mirrors add elegance, drama, and the illusion of space; well-crafted mirrors are also works of art that can add style to any room. Here are some tips when decorating your home with mirrors.
Use a mirror to add light. Dark rooms, especially those with small windows, will benefit from large mirrors. Mirrors can be placed on the wall opposite the window to reflect incoming light and bounce it into the room. This also eliminates the need for additional light bulbs, cutting down electricity use.
Create the illusion of depth and space. Small spaces such as a narrow hallway, tiny bedroom, or a small dining area can look more spacious by placing a full-length mirror or mirrored wall. It doubles the space and eliminates the feeling of being cramped. Small bedrooms can also benefit from having a floor-to-ceiling mirror; in addition to space, it can also be used for dressing so residents won’t have to buy a separate mirror to save on floor or dresser space.
Give a warm welcome. Mirrors placed along a house’s entryway give visitors a bright and welcoming feeling, and residents can also do a final check before leaving the house.
Extend your garden space. Small balcony gardens and patios can seem larger by adding a mirror on the wall beside the garden, plus it would make it look like you have more green space. A mirror placed inside the house on the opposite side of the garden or patio can also help to â€˜bring in’ the outdoors into the home.
Reflect a nice view. Mirrors can be used to reflect and emphasize a picturesque window view, a fine piece of furniture, a patterned wall, or a favorite painting. Be careful not to place the mirror where it will only reflect an unattractive object or view, such as a trash bin, a pile of clutter, or the dirty laundry.
Add drama. Large, full-size mirrors, such as those with decorative frames, add drama and elegance to a small space. These can simply by placed on the floor resting on a wall.
Work with light fixtures. Mirrors can be placed in front of a lamp or another light source to reflect light and spread it through a room. This is recommended for small, windowless rooms and makes it seem like the mirror is a window. Mirrors can also be placed in a room to reflect the light and designs of eye-catching fixtures, such as a decorative lantern or chandelier.
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