Guide Your Guests Through Your Home Using Mirrors
Hallways are the true unsung heroes of home design. Sure, every room can be a uniquely designed space that can make living in even modest surroundings feel luxurious, but hallways can make even the grandest dining room seem underwhelming.
Hallways can harness the magical power of anticipation, guiding you and your guests through the home from room to room. Along with catwalks, foyers, and halls, your corridors have the transformative ability to add drama to a house that it would typically never have, making rooms feel all the more private and unique as a result.
In short, hallways make the phrase ‘It’s about the journey, not the destination” not seem so cheesy.
Of course, how does one maximize their home décor in such a way as to make their home both easily navigable as well as looking stylish in the process? The answer is mirrors.
So, in today’s blog, we’re going to help you figure out the best ways to use mirrors to make the best of your hallways and effectively guide yourself and others through your home. Read on!
First things first. One of the major benefits of mirrors in your décor is the ability to instantly brighten a space without the need for additional light sources. This applies to any room in the home and doubly so for hallways!
Most hallways and corridors have the unfortunate drawback of being dimly lit as they usually occupy the most inner sections of the house. As a result, windows are a rarity, and the space can become hollow as a result. Mirrors help alleviate this problem and brighten the room by reflecting whatever light comes their way, effectively doubling the available illumination.
The Ultimate Guide
With their light doubling credentials now in the clear, it’s obvious to see that mirrors can excel when employed to become guides for your home. The best way to do this is by placing your mirror at the end of your hallway or corridor.
This completes a few objectives: it makes any hallway instantly seem longer and grander than before and creates a piece of interest that draws the eye all the way down the middle of the space.
For a fuller effect, consider using an oversized mirror or arch mirror for this task, as these will give a more incredible illusion of space. However, for a cuter approach or shorter hallways, try using a boho or rattan mirror instead.
Mirrors are for humans what honey is for flies. We can’t help but have a look at ourselves when in the presence of a mirror. There’s something magical about having instant feedback of your self-perception that makes mirrors challenging to look away from.
In saying that, one of the critical ways mirrors can help with the hallways of your home is by acting as landmarks for essential areas of the house. Placing a mirror before the entrance of a dining room or entertaining room can be a great way to enhance the drama of these spaces and allow you to make any last-minute adjustments to your look before you enter.
If you would like some more help choosing the perfect mirror for your home, 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!