Mirrors can be used creatively to create an artistic statement, brighten a room, or make it easier to get ready every morning. They are a necessary accessory for everyday life. You'll find them in any building or home you enter, but that doesn't mean that the mirrors in your home need to be common. Consider these tips when decorating your home with mirrors.
Bring Extra Light to a Room
If you don’t have much natural light in your home, consider adding a mirror or two to the dimmest rooms. Mirrors create the feel of an additional window on an interior wall because they reflect light. For that reason, they can be attractive hung over a fireplace as a piece of fine art. Also, consider placing mirrors beneath a chandelier or behind another large light fixture to reflect the light and further beautify the space.
If you have a room with a fantastic view, placing the mirror on the wall opposite the mirror can reflect the view and double the enjoyment it brings. At the same time, it can bring more light into the living area. You don't have to choose a large mirror to reflect the view. A few well-placed, smaller mirrors can reflect parts of the view you most enjoy.
Place Mirrors to Show Off an Artistic Piece
Mirrors can make an artistic statement by themselves, and they are especially effective at showing off beloved pieces of art in the home. A large mirror placed opposite a wall with a smaller framed work of art helps people notice the artwork no matter where they are in the room. It can also bring attention to how the art is placed and anything that surrounds it.
Another idea to consider is to place twin mirrors on either side of a large framed photo or painting. This technique can draw interest to that area of the room.
Choose Mirrors for Convenient Places
Think about the areas in your home where you need to see a mirror for specific reasons. For example, if you are a dancer and plan to practice dance in a certain room, consider adding a mirror that spans the length of a wall like you would see in a dance studio. Also, a mirror that's big enough to cover an entire wall can make a small space seem much bigger.
Consider your everyday routine. A decorative mirror might be effectively placed in your foyer. That way, you can easily give yourself a second look before heading out for the day, and the mirror can serve to also beautify the space. If you frequently leave from a back or side door, you may also place a mirror on the back side of the door or at eye level in the area near the door.
Make Mirrors a Focal Point in a Room
Mirrors can really dress up a wall, and they can be arranged as an aesthetically pleasing focal point in a room. You may place two mirrors together in a corner of a dressing room or bedroom. Just make sure the mirrors don't intrude on the main space where you hang out in a bedroom as your reflection can be distracting. You might also consider placing mirrors at the end of a hall to make it feel brighter.
Finally, contact Pacific Glass & Mirror Inc. for mirrors that are customized to meet your exact needs and preferences. From mirrors that span the length of a wall to decorative pieces to wardrobe doors, we can provide just the right mirrors to enhance your way of life and beautify your home.