Mirror, mirror on the wall, whose home is the fairest of them all?
Hopefully, your home, if you use mirrors correctly. Mirrors can make an enormous difference to the appearance of a room, brightening it up, making it look bigger and illuminating dark corners. But using mirrors properly involves a bit of know-how. Here’s how to implement them correctly.
Use Mirrors To Create More Space
When it comes to generating more space, small mirrors just don’t cut it. To really have an impact on the sense of scale in a room, mirrors have to be big – really big, according to www.countryliving.co.uk.
Going with a mirrored wall, however, will make your room feel industrial, or like a gym. So it’s best to stick with something a little more self-contained. Large, wall-hanging mirrors can make a substantial difference to the aesthetic of a room, especially those that are more than six feet across. If you’re worried about hanging something so large from the plasterwork, then don’t. Large, free standing mirrors can also have the same effect.
Improve Light In The Bathroom
Bathrooms can be dingy places. They usually have small windows, thanks to privacy concerns, and if they’re not ventilated properly, which often occurs when the bathroom fan stops working, they can also become cold and dank.
As such, they’re prime candidates for backlit mirrors. As www.tapwarehouse.com/category/led-bathroom-mirrors points out, backlit LED mirrors are becoming increasingly important in bathrooms. The reason? Because bathrooms are now a focal point of modern homes – somewhere that people choose to spend time – there’s demand for extra features. Thus, self-illuminating mirrors provide both a sense of space and a source of ambient light in situations where both are lacking.
Mirrors aren’t just about creating extra light and space in a room. They’re also about adding texture to otherwise bland, boring walls.
Mirrors can be used to create texture in a number of ways. The first is through the use of textured frames. Mirrors don’t always have to be flush to the wall. They can also protrude from it, creating a three-dimensional structure on otherwise two-dimensional features. Mirrors with statement furnishings work particularly well.
The other way mirrors can improve texture is by reflecting textured objects back into the room. You can create a reflection of any object that has striking features, including coffee tables, vases, ornaments, statues or throws.
When positioning your mirror, think carefully about where you’re likely to spend the most of your time. There’s no point investing in a beautiful mirror if you’re not able to enjoy its texturising effects.
Create A Stunning Mantel
Many people put mirrors directly above their mantel – and many get it completely wrong. Why? Because when it comes to placing a mirror above your mantel, certain aesthetic rules need to be followed.
The first rule is to make sure that the mirror is no wider than the mantel itself. Large mirrors tend to dominate small mantels, detracting from them irrevocably. And the second rule is to make sure that you hang the mirror equidistant between the top of the mantel and the ceiling.