5 Tips for Decorating With Mirrors June 5, 2015 10:52

If you walk into almost any home they have probably decorated with a mirror somewhere in their home. The beauty of mirrors is that there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to using them in your home. Large or small, ornate and opulent, modern and simple – a mirror looks great in any home, in any room, in any size. Mirrors can be small accents or be used to make a large impact in a room. Additionally, there are mirrors for any budget so they make a great decorating tool for any home. Mirrors can be hung, they can be leaned, or they can be free floating from beams. They can stand on their own or they can be grouped. Mirrors are used in feng shui and in other home decor techniques. Just as there are many, many styles and sizes of mirrors, there are many, many ways to use mirrors in home decor to add visual interest and beauty.

One of the greatest thing a mirror can do is open up a space. A well placed mirror can make a small room feel more expansive and airy. The trick to using a mirror to create space is to use a large mirror. Whether hung on a wall or standing and leaned against a wall, a large mirror will immediately add the illusion of depth and space in a room where it may be lacking. Another great way to use mirrors is in an entryway or foyer. It keeps the area light and bright and warmly greets guests as they enter your home. Third, if you are looking to achieve a more antique look, have collected mirrors over time or love the “gallery” look, you could group assorted mirrors together to create an eclectic reflective grouping that shows off your personal style. Fourth, mirrors can also be used to bring the outdoors inside. A mirror placed opposite of a window to the outside will reflect nature’s beauty for you and your guests to enjoy. This can be strategically done with a mirror placed by a window with a particularly scenic view. Fifth and lastly, mirrors can be used as a form of art themselves. With so many different styles, sizes and materials available, each mirror chosen is a unique reflection of your personal design aesthetic. HGTV explains how mirrors are used as a design and decor element in a room, ” Mirrors can add an extra decorative touch to a room. This duo suits the modern, yet vintage feel of the bedroom. “Mirrors are like art in that the style should coincide with other pieces in your home,” designer Amy Bubier says. “They are an integral part of the design style.” Designer Celia Berliner believes well-placed mirrors can aesthetically enhance an interior with the use of stylish frames, like these distressed, reflective-framed beauties.”

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