Apr 17, 2012

Using mirrors in design.

Using mirrors in interior design is one of the easiest ways to change a space. From simple reflectance to the 
accentuation of light to changing the apparent space of a room, mirrors can make or break a space...
no 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 five tips for mirror placement that you can try to accentuate your decor.

Along the walls of a narrow hallway to make it seem wider and brighter.

As a centerpiece, placing candles to reflect light for dining.

As a backsplash in a small kitchen to expand the space.

Behind a bed to open a small room, serve as a headboard and dressing mirror.

An over-sized mirror on the floor or walls to fill an empty corner or reflect a beautiful furniture vignette.