Far from being a practical object to look in and check your face when getting ready in the morning, a beautiful mirror can transform any room or space. It’s astounding how a mirror can amplify light, add drama, create interesting reflections, make a room feel larger, frame views and simply look more pleasing on the eye. Keep in mind, the mirror needs to be placed where something beautiful is reflected back at you.
Here are some mirror-licious ideas to help you become more designer-savvy:
- To let the light in, simply place a mirror opposite or next to a window to increase the amount of natural light cast into the room. A mirror will harness any daylight possible (no matter how gloomy the sky is outside), so the bigger the mirror, the brighter the space. Mirrors effectively double up your light sources.
- In rooms where there isn’t a fireplace or mantelpiece to position your furniture around, a mirror can become the focal point in the room. For example, a mirror with an ornately carved frame works just as well as a painting when it comes to choosing decorative art for your home.
- Why not maximise the amount of light in a darker space by placing a mirror behind a switched-on lamp, or style with mirrored furniture to reflect all sources of light?
- Mirrors don’t always have to be practical. An unusually shaped one will certainly create a talking point whilst giving a room the wow-factor. Choose a super-charged big, bold statement mirror then build your scheme around it. There is rarely such a thing as a mirror which is too big. For a mirror with wow factor try this one from RV Astley.
- Adding a mirror will double the space in an instant creating an optical illusion that your room has more width or depth. Think large wall to floor mirror to give a short corridor the illusion of length. Click here for a beautiful one.
- Create balance and harmony by creating a mirror-image. A pair of generously sized walls mirrors either side of your fire-place for example can be used to create a wonderful symmetrical display. Combine with identical furniture designs and harmonising cushions, table lamps and artwork for a feng shui feel.
So, mirror, mirror on the wall please make my room the fairest of them all?