While it’s fun to dive into the nitty-gritty of mirror placement and décor, we can often get lost in the mix and struggle to see the most obvious things. Sometimes, a top-down view of the situation is the best way to know if you have a problem.
We’ve been making some substantial additions to our blog lately and have been able to really get down to the business of mirror décor for the home. But, while we’ve gone deeper into the principles and philosophies of mirror décor, we haven’t visited the basics in a while either.
Today’s blog will focus on that and go back to basics on the best ways to maximize your home with some thoughtful mirror placements. We’ll focus on a few critical areas and how mirrors can help elevate these spaces.
Big Statements, Big Mirrors
While mirrors are often used to enhance a space by reflecting light or adding utility, sometimes the most helpful thing a mirror can do for your home is to simply be its big, glorious self.
Large mirrors, such as standing mirrors and french mirrors, are perfect examples of how larger-than-life pieces can bring a room together by dominating the visual landscape if you’re finding yourself struggling to find something that can bring a room together, consider going big with an oversized design that refuses to be ignored.
In rooms for entertaining guests, such as dining rooms or living rooms, oversized statement mirrors can be perfect additions, bringing life to a potentially simple space.
Create a Gallery
Gallery walls for mirrors are pretty on-trend at the moment, and it’s easy to see why. Gallery walls take the basic principle of a statement piece and blow that out to create an entire wall of reflection, creating an incomparable vibe in the room in the process.
Make Hallways Glow
Hallways are the boring parts of the home that people rarely take an interest in. However, a mirror can change that idea completely.
Wall-mounted mirrors can create a vision of extra space while also punching more light into the area at the same time. This makes them incredibly useful if you’re looking to elevate your hallways beyond being a simple way to get from Room A to Room B.
Alternatively, you can add a hallway to the end of a hallway and create a stunning effect of extended space.
Old Spots, New Shapes
In most cases, the usual spots to place a mirror are accurate because they work. For example, a bathroom mirror never needs to be anywhere else but above the sink - it’s a fact. But changing the shape of your mirror can bring a new life to the tired design and reshape expectations along the way.
So go wild! Mirrors of all shapes and sizes are perfect for just about any of the primary jobs for mirrors, so stay creative with your choices, and you’ll never get bored.
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!