There is a lot more to a mirror than simply being a spot on the wall to check for blemishes on your face. Just ask any interior designer or decorator and they’ll tell you how much they love mirrors for their unbelievable adaptability and style.
Mirrors can be used to amplify light, add drama to a space or create a feature using the design of the broader room as a powerful reflection. In fact, it’s kind of amazing how easily a well-placed mirror can transform a space so thoroughly.
Still not convinced?
Well, how about we give you a few handy tips to showcase just how good mirrors can be:
Brighten Up A Space
The first thing that a mirror can do, beyond making it easier to look at yourself, is brighten up a space without needing a whole new light source.
To let more light in, simply place your mirror opposite or adjacent to a window, and voila! You’ve now instantly created the equivalent of a second window and effectively doubled the amount of light in the room at the same time!
It’s honestly really that easy. Use designs that mimic window panes or can be used in larger sizes to complete the illusion. Similarly, you can try rounder designs, such as oval shapes and Rattan mirrors to create a similar yet different effect that makes a room feel lighter and less cavernous.
Light isn’t the only trick that a mirror can be used for. Among other illusions, the most well-known trick used by decorators with mirrors is to essentially double the perceived size of a room.
How? Well, we’re glad you asked. The trick works by using a huge mirror that will reflect the space in front of it when placed as the main feature on a wall. This gives the impression that the room is far more extensive than it actually is.
This can be a handy trick when faced with a cramped or cluttered space that could stand to feel lighter and less oppressive.
This effect is also beneficial when focusing on the interior design of a space, with a large mirror being able to reflect the vision of the décor and thus enhancing the desired effect of the furniture design to far more extraordinary lengths.
If one mirror can be used to enhance a room, then consider what multiple can do. Using mirrors as a consistent décor choice for a room can be a bold and extremely effective style of decoration that will put a wow factor into any space.
For a solid symmetrical vibe, consider using sharper-shaped mirrors in repeating patterns to dictate the direction of viewers’ eyes and create a powerful visual tapestry on a specific wall. Alternatively, you can use a vast collection of different shapes and styles to create a gorgeous pastiche of designs.
If you would like some more help choosing the perfect mirror for your home, then don't be afraid to give our team at West Mirrors a call. Our friendly group of experts would be more than happy to provide some advice and recommendations!