Nov 11, 2011

Mirror, mirror on the wall....

Clever use of this mirror set surrounds the room with a garden view.

Once considered solely for bathroom domain, mirrors have broad use in interior design. From simple reflectance to the accentuation of light to changing the apparent space of a room, mirrors can make or break a pun intended. They can serve as a wall treatment, a decorative accent, and even the cladding for furniture. One of the newest configurations are modular mirrors. Whether you fit them together or space them apart for interest, you can use them as both art and a space enhancer. Framed or unframed, mirrors can visually expand or reduce the space in a room. Consider a small dark room; hanging a wall mirror to capture light from a window, doorway or floor lamp can visually increase the space. On the other hand, when used in a small bathroom reflecting a unattractive wall filled with towels and shelving, the space can seem cluttered and small. Here are 5 tips on placement to help accentuate your space and your decor.

1) As a centerpiece, placed in the middle of your table, when you add candles you'll reflect beautiful light for entertaining.

2) Place over a small bed to use as both a headboard and dressing mirror.

3) An over-sized mirror on the floor to fill an empty corner or reflect a pretty furniture vignette.

4) Along the walls of a narrow hallway, mirrors will make it seem wider and brighter.

5) As a backsplash in a small kitchen, it will expand the space.