One of the first things that a decorator or interior designer will tell you is that they absolutely love using mirrors. Why? Well, because mirrors are some of the best tools available when it comes to transforming a space without needing to do a complete renovation.
Mirrors have an incredible ability to change the lighting, mood, shape, and vibe of a room they’re positioned in. When using antique designs, there is even more that a mirror can accomplish when adding something new to a room, and they’re often able to dictate the flow of a space quickly.
In today’s blog, we’re going to explore some of the key ways that you can transform any space or room in your home using antique designer mirrors.
Enhance a Visual
One of the most well-known tricks designers utilize when using mirrors is to visually double a room’s perceived size.
The trick works by using an oversized mirror that can effectively reflect the space in front of it when placed on a wall. By doing so, a designer can allow the mirror to essentially multiply the visuals of the broader room, creating a portal-like effect that gives the illusion of a much larger space.
If you find yourself faced with a cramped space without much room, then don’t look any further than a designer mirror to make a tiny space feel less claustrophobic.
The illusion of additional space created by a mirror can also be beneficial when focusing on the interior design of a room. A giant mirror can reflect the vision of the surrounding décor and thus enhance the desired theme, making a more focused design in a space more likely to be successful.
Working in Multiples
While a single mirror is often adequate for most spaces, multiple mirrors are massively successful when creating something more extravagant.
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. You can also go with a more eclectic approach and use multiple different designs to create a gorgeous pastiche of works that force the eye to dart around in wonder.
Livin’ It Up
Finally, mirrors are most commonly used in interior design circles as tools to allow more light into a space without resorting to a sledgehammer or artificial light source.
Simply place your mirror opposite or adjacent to a window, and you’ll have instantly created the equivalent of a second window, effectively doubling the amount of light in the room at the same time.
Achieving a window-like illusion as described above is more effective when using antique mirror designs that mimic window panes. 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 both lighter and softer.
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!