5 tips to use mirrors in your interior design
Posted on Friday, June 8th, 2018
Speak to any interior designer, and they will tell you that when it comes to quickly transforming a space, mirrors are the ultimate secret weapon. A mirror is more than a practical object; it can be used to amplify natural light, add interest to a space, and even create the appearance that your room is a lot larger than it actually is.
Think of placing mirrors beyond the bathroom and the bedroom and consider other ways that they can be used throughout your home. You do not even have to hang your mirrors on the wall, they can be freestanding or resting against a wall. This time, we have even backed up some of our suggestions with scientific facts…
1. Enlarge your space
Adding a large mirror can make a room seem twice the size than it actually is and for that reason, smaller spaces can certainly benefit. A floor length mirror will make a space seem taller by drawing the eye up and carrying it around the room. You can also fool the eye by placing a mirror near a window to reflect the outdoors. This will serve to increase the amount of natural light that comes into your room, something that’s proven to be incredibly important for our overall wellbeing.
2. Create a statement
In rooms where you do not currently have a focal point, such as a fireplace, you can use a mirror to dictate the centre. Of course, larger mirrors will stand as the most dramatic focal points and will seem less cluttered on the walls than a number of smaller mirrors placed together. You might also choose a mirror that has some striking framework that can work the room just as well as an eye-catching piece of art.
3. Illuminate dark corners
Bring to life dark corners and areas such as underneath the stairs by placing a mirror behind a lamp. The mirror will stand to reflect the lamps light and brighten up your feng shui. Plus, you will be getting a practical use from your mirror as placing it in the hallway means you can use it to check your look before you leave the house.
4. Exaggerate symmetry
The human eye is naturally inclined to find symmetry aesthetically appealing so when it comes to interior design it’s no surprise that the experts tend to double up. Mirrors can play an important role in framing your view. In that case, when they are used in pairs they can help to create a sense of balance by mirroring the opposite side of the room front to back and left to right.
5. As simple decoration
Perhaps you will use your mirrors for nothing more than simple decoration. There’s no harm in that. In fact, mirrors are one of the easiest ways to bring life into a plain wall and something unusual can certainly be a talking point. Whether they are the same shape or an eclectic mix, you can experiment with what works well for you.