Use of Mirrors

It hardly matters where you put one, mirrors are an easy way to reflect or increase light, make a space look bigger, and open up a room. Here are some more aspects to explain the usage of mirrors further.

Provides large feeling: In small rooms and specially in apartments, mirrors offer an inexpensive way to give the illusion of space. Place mirrors on a wall opposite a window wall and see how the view is multiplied.  Use mirrors in a small kitchen as a backsplash and suddenly you will enjoy cooking and spending more time in your kitchen.

Enlighten up your entry: Mirrors placed in a foyer or entryway is a welcomed sight for guests.  They reflect light and open up a dark entry and give a place for guests to ‘check’ themselves while entering your home.  In a larger foyer, place a small table, flower arrangement, lamp and mirror on the wall to expand the living area into this welcomed space.
Just a piece of art: A beautifully framed mirror or a mirror with a dramatic cut shape placed over a console , with a background of wall paper or texture paint is a complete art work. This kind of wall can be created in entry foyer of living area. It gives a beautiful uplift in aesthetics of the whole area.
Use mirror over the fireplace: Generally, the fireplace is already the focal point of the room in which it resides.  Add more emphasis to the fireplace by placing a beautifully framed mirror above the mantel.  This will enlarge the room, and add a reflective surface to the decor you place on the mantle. From candle sticks to seasonal decor, a fireplace demands a beautiful mirror to adorn it.

Add interest to a long corridor: If your home has a long corridor, it’s a welcomed opportunity to place mirror vignettes, ‘maze’ piece mirrors, or groups of hanging mirrors on the side walls.  This will help distract the eye when walking down the corridor, and will brighten up the darkness of the long corridor as well.
Enlarge furniture’s: Mirrors of the same width of the furniture make the piece look purposeful and prominent rather than shoved in. Entry consoles are perfect places since in small homes they are usually tucked in wherever they'll fit
Put mirror behind a light source. Whether it's behind a candle, a pendant light, or a bedside lamp, a mirror will help to maximize the light's reach while creating an almost magical effect.
Window illusion. Put a mirror just in front of a window. The reflection maximizes the effect of natural light and pleasant outdoor views, allowing you to appreciate them from multiple angles.
Widen up a narrow space: The best and simplest way to widen up a narrow staircase or a narrow corridor, is to put a mirror on both opposite walls. The infinity reflection in each other will dramatically create an illusion of a wide area.
Mirror furniture: Some times when a small area needs to be cluttered with a lot of furniture to be placed, it’s always advisable to finish the furniture with mirror placed over it. Placing mirror instead of wooden / veneered finishes over the furniture reduces visible weight of furniture. And adds elegance too.
Add elegance: Use of mirrors always adds elegance to the area. Beautifully used cut glasses with beveled edges over a wall or guest room ceiling or a reception counter, always multiply the aesthetics manifolds.
Art mirrors: Now a day’s mirrors are available in various color options like Golden, Pink, Bronze, copper etc. Other than previously known clear, black and brown mirrors. The mirrors can be etched from back in numerous designs and putting a light source behind them, creates a wonderful effect. Using colored lacquered paints in etched areas also creates beautiful pieces of art.

Rahul gupta


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