I have a thing for mirrors, I have to admit. Don’t get me wrong, it’s certainly not that I’m narcissistic, it’s simply because a mirror can be used in the place of art, and in fact it can be the art. The beauty of using a mirror in a room too, is that the mood in a room changes as the light in the room changes.
Mirrors are a home decorator’s best friend. They make a room look larger because of the natural light, a space feel more open, and add depth and dimension. So how do you pick the right mirror and the right placement in a room? Here’s some things to take into consideration to maximise the potential of a space.
Having a mirror in a foyer can make a space light, open and welcoming. It can suggest that there is more space than meets the eye in a small area. The effect is subtle and creates ambience.
Ever wondered what to put above the empty space on the wall above your bedhead? Try placing an mirror there to make a statement.
Or maybe a collection of picture framed mirrors to decorate the space.
To make a room feel open and to bounce light around, line the wall adjacent to glass with floor to ceiling mirrors.
Sometimes the bottom of a stairwell can be quite a confined space. By placing an over sized mirror at the bottom of the stairs it can create a feeling of openess.
If you have a table in the hall that lacks a little personality you can place an elegant mirror on the wall above it. It will give the whole area a different feel.
So it’s about the positioning of a mirror and the style of mirror that makes the difference. This decorator elaborated on the idea of what would be a traditional space for a mirror and took it one step further. What a stunning mirror.
Amazing how they created such perfect symmetry in this space.
Beautiful selection of frames used in these mirrors to contrast with the wallpaper and fabric lounges.
I just had to share a photo of one of our mirrors. This mirror is on the wall in our living room facing out to the pool and deck, so it reflects beautiful light. I adore this love seat too – it was a gift from my Grandfather to my Grandmother, and we are the delighted owners of it now.
We are currently building our new family room. I think it’s time to start thinking about furniture placement and importantly, the right placement (see Tips for optimal furniture placement) and style of mirror to incorporate.
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