Tuesday, May 28, 2013

10 Mirror Ideas For Home Décor

  1. A mirror reflects available light creating the illusion of more space.  A mirror in a small restaurant is made to seem much more spacious using a large mirrored wall. We use a large mirror in our small dining room to create the illusion of more space.
  2. Use a wall mirror to reflect something worth looking at; a painting or the lush plant-filled back yard to bring the outside in.
  3. Use long narrow mirrors in dressing rooms either sitting on the floor or leaning against the wall.
  4. Balance the fireplace energy with a wall mirror, which is a water element.
  5. Welcome visitors with a wall mirror in your home’s entryway.
  6. Don’t use a wall mirror in the bedroom that reflects the bed. It brings a third person into the room. If you must have a mirror, try it above the headboard.
  7. A backsplash in the kitchen may seem like a good idea to bring in light and spaciousness, however it may require constant cleaning.
  8. Ceiling mirrors are a no-no. They can make the design look tacky.
  9. Use mirrored furniture, such as a mirrored chest of drawers or mirrored coffee table. Vanessa Deleon, host of "Your Place is a Dealbreaker" on SpacesTV, tells us that “Mirrors trick the eye into thinking the mirror doesn’t exist, If you have a big piece of furniture in the middle of the room, you can make it appear as if it’s disappearing by installing a mirrors on it.”
  10. Hang the mirror at the proper height. The average person is five feet six, so adjust your mirror accordingly.


Paula McHugh said...

Both useful and practical information!

Beverly said...

Thanks for your comment Paula!