Ask an interior designer about how to best use mirrors in your room designs and you are sure to get a lot of different responses. S Interior Design always tries to use mirrors when they can reflect a beautiful accessory or piece of artwork. Below is a guest blog post on the subject of mirrors and how you can use them to your best advantage in your home. I am certain you will get some great ideas and perhaps be inspired to re-hang your existing mirrors in different places or purchase a new mirror.
If you are looking to give your room a quick facelift without spending a zillion dollars on the same, then I have solution for you. Placing decorative mirrors will add a new dimension and result in more light for your room. When placed appropriately, the mirror can give the room a whole new look.
Adding mirrors to rooms that are small or look congested will make it look roomier and brighter. The trick is to place the mirrors on the wall opposite the window so that the natural light from the outside is reflected inside. The reflection of the room in the mirror causes an illusion of a larger and spacious room. Also, if your rooms have no windows placing a turned on lamp in front of the mirror will diffuse the light across the room and make it look brighter.
Full-length mirrors with frames when placed against the wall in a room can work as an art piece and be the focal point of the room. A mirror placed in front of your favorite painting will emphasize it more and make the colors in the painting more vivid.
Finally, a mirror in a narrow passageway makes it look broader. I have added a white antique mirror at the eye level in my passageway – it not only makes the passageway look broader, but also lets me get a quick look at myself before I leave for work.
The best part is that there are so many shapes and sizes to choose from. You can have one or more mirrors on the same wall, but make sure the size of the mirrors are proportional both to each other and to the wall.
So what are you waiting for? Let your creative juices flow and add some mirrors to your room and give it a new look without breaking the bank!
Renuka is an editor and writer for a shopping blog called Pocket Change which is a part of Become.com’s shopping network and has categories where they write about everything from interior design to men’s and women’s fashion.