April 1 2014
Mirrors bring light and depth into rooms. They can make a small room look larger, reflect and emphasize views and colours from art and/or adjacent walls creating special effects.
They are an inexpensive option to art. Keep in mind to ensure the style suits the décor in your house. For example a very modern house might look odd with a set of vintage, worn, bevel edged mirrors.
A bold and gorgeous mirror can be the focal point of a room. Place one above a fireplace or as the first thing you see when you walk into a room. In a hallway or bedroom they can serve as a last-minute check point as you head out to work or an evening out.
Place one in your dining room to reflect the soft candle light during a dinner party. This adds to the ambience.
Use a a large mirror leaning against the wall to add drama to a room. Proportionally it should be approximately 3/4 the height o the walls.
Line a bookcase with mirrors to add depth, reflect colour and light in what would normally be a dark space.
Group a set of mirrors together to create a large expanse of mirror, similar to the way you would group art. Or place one in a dark corner to create light.
In bathrooms, small spaces can be made to seem larger with a wall or mirror or a large mirror above the vanity and the length of the wall.The possibilities are endless.
A couple of tips though when using mirrors:
Be careful when positioning your mirrors to ensure they do not reflect something unflattering such as the back of a TV or electrical cords. Ensure you check the view in the mirror carefully before leaving it there permanently.
Use the right size mirrors for the space, for example do not use small mirrors on a large wall as they will be dwarfed by the wall and look odd.
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