Typically, we consider mirrors to be functional objects. We use them everyday to check our hair and makeup and to see how our outfit looks. Plus, as any designer knows, they can also help to make a space look bigger.
But, mirrors aren’t purely functional. They’re also decorative elements, as well. They come in an infinite range of different sizes and shapes. Much like a painting, a wall mirror can make or break an entire room.
In order to decorate with mirrors, you have to have a sense of how to use them properly. A designer with a mastery of mirrors can really transform a room, simply by placing a few pieces of reflective glass around the space. For example, one common piece of knowledge is to hang mirrors near or across a window. Light, after all, makes the room feel much larger. So, if a window brings in light and the mirror reflects that light, the space instantly feels far bigger.
So, if you’re going for a midcentury modern or Art Deco aesthetic, for example, you want to find a mirror that fits in with your furniture. In those cases, you want to find an era-appropriate mirror with a frame that compliments the rest of your home.
In fact, many mirror manufacturers produce mirrors that are intended to stand on the floor leaned up against the wall. They come in a number of different sizes (mostly large, some skinny, some wide), so you should be able to find something that accommodates your space.
The great thing about floor mirrors, obviously, is that they allow you to get a full-body view of yourself. But, they also help designers to perform some spatial magic tricks. When a floor mirror is placed across from wall mirrors, the room feels much more spacious.
👍 Rule of Thumb In the end, it takes some time to find the perfect mirror. But, the longer you search, the more you’ll find that there are a ton of brilliant mirrors out there.
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