Mirrors are one of the most versatile pieces of decor used in the world of interior design. The purpose of a mirror goes way beyond letting you see if you are evenly applying your makeup or getting a good shave.
Mirrors can be used to
- accentuate your space
- make a space appear larger
- brighten a room
- make a room feel more inviting
Mirror’s function and versatility are why more and more people are adding them to their home decor collections.
Here are just a few ways mirrors can transform your space:
The Mirror Space Trick
One of the most effective ways to make a space look bigger is by using a mirror.
If you add a mirror to any room, you instantly give an illusion that it measures two times its actual size! For example, if your hallway is a little bit tight, you can use a slim mirror to make it appear longer or wider than its actual extent.
For a home that lacks windows, having a window mirror does the trick. It’s a mirror put into a frame to appear like a window, giving the room a sense of openness. A mirror on the wall opposite a windowed wall can spread the light and views from the outside world. Both traditional frames and window panes can provide the window mirror with an added appeal.
To help a room with a low ceiling appear larger, you can install a large mirror to visually expand the space. Place it close to the top of the room but leave at least four inches in between them. At this distance, there’s just enough space to draw the attention away from the ceiling line.
Mirrors as a Decorative Piece
There are many ways you can decorate your room with mirrors. They have a magical way of transforming a once dull wall into a stimulating masterpiece.
Mirrors come in different shapes and sizes. If you want to make a strong statement in a particular room, try going for an irregular shaped mirror. There are also various mirror frame colours that you can experiment with to add interest to your space or to match your existing decor. There are so many options available to you when it comes to choosing this piece.
What makes mirrors a tremendously flexible decorative piece is their ability to add character and mask flaws. Mirrors can also hide the imperfections of your space, particularly if it has to do with unsightly wall defects caused by damages or paint problems. By putting a mirror on your wall, you get to hide the flaws and embellish the room.
Mirrors as a Light Source
The absence of natural light in any room can be solved with the use of mirrors with proper placement.
The combination of glass, chrome and aluminium in mirrors reflect nearly 100% of light. That reflective ability means when you put it beside or opposite a window, the mirror will cast light on the other part of the room.
One of the rules in making your home a happy place is ensuring it has good lighting. This attribute has an effect on the overall ambience of a space. If your area is well-lit, it becomes an inviting space that your family, as well as your guests, will appreciate.