The clever home decorator knows that mirrors serve so many more functions that just checking to see if your outfit is working or not. Mirrors are genius inventions for anyone looking to make the most out of light and space in their homes.
We’re going to show you how to become a mirror wizard and use them to bring out the best features in your home while brightening it up and expanding its size.
Bringing More Light In
Through the clever arrangement of a mirror, you can boost the presence of natural lighting in a room. The trick is to hang it opposite a window in a way which allows the mirror to harness sunlight and reflect it back into a room without being dazzling.
You might need to play around with the positioning, so do not commit to any fixtures until you get the right angle and can see that a certain position is really brightening up a room in a pleasant manner.
Mirrors will bring in more light into otherwise obscured passageways or rooms if they have an adjacent window to work with. Natural lighting is better than artificial lighting, so let the forces of nature bring an organic illumination to your home.
Designing Your Mirror Ornately
Mirrors can also serve as beautiful works of art if you fit them with ornate frames. An ornate mirror frame will enhance the liveliness of the wall it is fitted on, becoming a thoroughly attractive item to make a room in general pop.
Mirrors can also enhance the presence and style of your favorite works of art, furniture, and carpets by providing the viewer with a second viewpoint of said items. You will be amazed at how different an item looks in a mirror when its finer details are enhanced.
Try considering which room contains items that you and your guests would like to see more of. Mirrors work very well when positioned by fixed furniture, allowing seated guests to see the whole room’s features.
Expanding Open Spaces
The trick to making a room feel larger is to introduce as large a mirror as possible. The more space reflected, the larger a room will appear. You could even replace whole walls with mirrors to make an already large living room seem like an entertaining hall.
Large mirrors will also improve the festivity of a party or gathering when there are suddenly double the number of guests in a room! Placing mirrors opposite your balcony will also reflect your view, providing a breathtaking sense of open space.
The same goes for mirrors placed adjacent to entrances and windows into your garden, allowing for the beautiful flowers and installations you worked so hard on to fill the room for the double the appreciation. Nothing beats being able to enjoy your garden on a particularly cold or lazy day when you do not feel like venturing outside.
Who knew that we could do so much with mirrors?