Every well-designed home should have a mirror—or several, since the designs and functions of mirrors really run the gamut. Some are purely for checking your “selfie” out, others predominantly bounce light around, and there’s a whole class that seems purely for decoration, due to their unique finish. Mirrors can fade into the background or make a statement, depending on where you place them. So, to help illustrate all the good mirrors can do for your space, we rounded up some ways you can use them to your decorating advantage. Hopefully, there’s a trick or two you haven’t already thought of for your own home in this mix.
DON’T place mirrors willy-nilly around your home.
It might be tempting to place a mirror to cover empty wall space, but make sure it’s reflecting something that’s worth looking at. The worst thing a decorator can do is create a mirrored wall so they’re reflecting random things in your home. For example, you’d never want to place a mirror in a spot where it could reflect a pile of clutter, or even an unattractive piece of furniture. You want a mirror to reflect a nice view or bounce light.
DO make mirrors a focal point.
WE LOVE, LOVE, LOVE how leaner mirrors dress up a space, referring to the large, upright floating mirrors that are installed by a professional glass company. These type of mirrors are ideal in dressing rooms and corners, and, as an added bonus, you can put a spotlight behind one — it shines and creates a corner glow. One bold piece can set the entire tone for the room.
Create a Mirror Wall to Enlarge Your Room
For rooms that lack windows, accomplishing the feel of additional square footage can often be difficult. But luckily mirrors can help you have the same effect as a window. Placing a large piece of mirror on the wall can quickly add dimension to any space. Even though they may not provide a view to the outside world, they can break up wall space in an aesthetically pleasing way.
It is a well-known fact that bathrooms and kitchens actually sell homes. That’s why if your bathroom is lacking space, giving it an illusion of it using mirrors is a great way to attract buyers. Place a mirror behind your sink in a floor to countertop fashion to enlarge the area and reflect more light. Alternatively, if you have a freestanding bathtub, consider adding a floor to ceiling mirror at its back. The reflection of the bathtub will help to add a sense of space to your bathroom, and of course, you can use it for personal grooming and getting dressed as well.
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