Inbetweeners: A Guide for Hallway Mirrors
There’s something to be said for hallways. Sure, it’s not often the first place you think to put a work of art or a mirror, but the fact of the matter is that, quite simply, it’s real estate in the home that you can’t afford to ignore.
Why? Well, it’s all down to the simple fact that hallways, along with catwalks, foyers, and halls, all have the transformative ability to add drama to a home that would typically never have it. The thing that makes grand homes all the more glorious to walk through is, in many ways, the simple pleasure of walking through hallways to your destination. The mere act of which can make rooms feel all the more private and unique as a result.
To be honest, it’s probably because we’re really over the whole “everything has to be open plan” trend that’s been going around for years. Sometimes a slight separation of space is nice, isn’t it?
Anyway, the critical thing about hallways and corridors is that it doesn’t simply have to be about what’s on the end of them. As the old cliche goes, “It’s about the journey, not the destination.”
With a bit of help from a well-positioned designer mirror, making your hallways feel special can be all the more simple.
Starting from the top, one of the best ways to instantly make any hallway in the home feel all the more alive is by positioning a mirror at the end of the hallway itself.
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.
More oversized mirrors that can fill the space of the opposite wall are the best for this sort of effect and can enhance the illusion of space. However, a round rattan or boho mirror can be as effective for a more subtle and cute approach.
Beauty Through Multiples
Perhaps the length of your hallway isn’t an issue. Maybe your hallway is a bit narrower than you’d like it to be? Well, the best solution to that is, you guessed it, a mirror!
A long, thin mirror placed in multiples can have a striking effect in any space. However, in hallways and entrance foyers, the effect is taken up a notch and creates a perfect illusion of increased visual real estate.
Using multiple mirrors, rather than a single more giant mirror, is crucial to this idea. These essentially act as false windows that increase the brightness of the space incredibly well. Which brings us to our final point:
Light the Way
Perhaps one of the most underrated benefits of a mirror is the ability to instantly brighten a space without the need for additional light sources.
Most hallways and corridors have the unfortunate drawback of being dark 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 space by reflecting whatever light comes their way, effectively doubling the available light.
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!