Decorative mirrors can enhance the design of any room no matter what style it has been decorated in. However, they can also be functional as they add dimension and distribute light in any space. You can either use mirrors to make a statement or allow them to blend into the design of things.
Choose a decorative mirror that matches your interior design
Mirrors can be incorporated into any design of any home and can be used to cleverly enhance it. Follow these tips on how to choose a mirror to enhance your home.
Decide on your goal
Before deciding which wall to place a decorative mirror on, you will have to decide if you want to add volume to it or reflect a view. Once you have decided what purpose you need the mirror for, and then choose the wall that best suits your purpose, and then you will have to decide which mirror design complements your space.
Incorporating mirror style with your space
Look at your existing décor and choose a mirror that matches it. If your home is rustic then choose a wooden mirror frame with a whitewashed or distressed look.
In modern spaces and bathrooms, you can opt for a sleeker-looking framed mirror or even a frameless mirror. Then again, if you have a classic and vintage styled home you can look for a more ornate frame that is elaborately patterned.
A matter of shape
One of the most important factors in choosing a mirror is to ensure that it is the right shape and size for the room.
Long mirrors help in creating an illusion of space whereas round mirrors add softness to a room and don’t disrupt the flow. Round mirrors are also perfect for the more intimate space of a bathroom.
If you feel like adding some fun to a room, then add unusual mirror shapes and add them in groups of 2 or 3 to increase their efficiency.
Size does matter
It is important that a mirror does not disappear within a room, nor do you want it to overpower everything else.
If you opt for small mirrors, then you can group or scatter 3 or more mirrors within a room. However, if you want to make a feature wall with mirrors, you can choose different sized ones to capture the eye. Often, one big frameless mirror can open a room while also blending in with everything else. Then again, a 60cm round or a 1m long mirror is perfect in most spaces.
Individual mirrors are often used to add another focal point to a room by reflecting a window with a view, a fireplace or chandelier. Often, an individual mirror is used to create the illusion of space.
However, mirror groupings allow for creative wall displays. Decorative mirror groupings always look better when some consideration is given to something that will give them conformity. Harmonize such displays by choosing mirrors that:
- Share the same shape
- Have frames of the same color
- Are one sized are all frameless
- Come from the same era (antiques, art deco, etc.)
Emphasize the focal point
If you have decided to have an accent wall in a room, then one of the most effective ways to highlight it is with a mirror. The perfect decorative mirror for this purpose is one that is large and has an ornate frame that matches the décor of the room. The wall that it is to be placed on should be darker or lighter than the rest of the walls in the room. Another trick that interior designers use is to cover the wall with wallpaper, stone, tile or wood paneling.
Mistakes to avoid
There is no limit to the types of arrangements that you can dream up for creating a wall with one or more decorative mirrors. However, keep these points in mind when thinking about your design:
- Small mirrors are not meant for large walls.
- You can group different shapes sizes and colors together if they have something that links them.
- Most glass stores will cut out mirrors for you if you have a specific shape and size in mind.
Other mirror ideas
Mirrors can be used on tables and vanities to group beautiful objects on that will then be reflected in the mirror.
Mirror tiles can be used to either cover large areas or mixed with ceramic tiles on walls for a touch of glamor. They can also be used as a backsplash in a bathroom or kitchen.
Finally, why throw away a broken mirror. It can be used to create mosaics or to embellish other items.
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