Everyone loves the idea of having a big, expansive, and welcoming living room. Where better to do the “living” of your life at home than in a place that makes living as comfortable as possible?
While kitchens often get the title of being the “heart of the home,” the living room fills out a different, yet crucial, purpose. Your living room is the common area of the home that serves to make the house a home to relax and recharge. It’s inherently communal and doesn’t have the intimacy of a bedroom, but it doesn’t have to anyway because the living room is a palace to live with others.
Of course, being relaxed and social with your fellow home-dwellers is excellent, but it’s also not-so-great if you find yourself feeling cramped and uncomfortable in the process.
In today’s blog, we’re going to explore how you can use designer antique-style mirrors in your living room to transform a once claustrophobic space into something expansive and relaxing.
The Wow Factor
Living rooms in the modern age usually have a particular device that all furniture is centralized around. This makes it easy to work out décor and figure out whether certain pieces will work or not. However, more and more homes have rethought how to approach TVs and displays, with streaming services making it easy for everyone to watch their favorite shows or films on their own devices.
As a result of this change in thinking, TVs and displays have become less vital and have allowed living rooms to expand their horizons regarding what can be used as a centerpiece.
Mirrors, especially the sizeable French variety, are the perfect solution to any space missing something to grab everyone’s attention. French mirrors are all about size and maximalist appeal and demand your attention as a result. Placing one of these mirrors in your living room is about embracing the excess of their design to make a stunning statement.
Repeat & Repeat
Mirrors are fantastic space expanders and can make even a tiny room feel more prominent when used strategically.
For living rooms, using multiple mirrors on single walls can be a fantastic way to revitalize a space while giving it a sense of improved room and comfort. For the best effect, use a single style of mirror that repeats across the wall. This gives a sense of uniformity and balance while also giving the impression of expanded space.
Living rooms usually have trouble getting enough light due to trying to reduce glare on the tv or display.
Thankfully, most modern entertainment units have a plethora of anti-glare technology implemented in their systems, making the need for low light a bit old-fashioned. Still, most homes are usually built ten or so years ago and adhere to older principles as a result.
Thankfully, you don’t have to stay in the 90s with designer mirrors! Instead, simply place your tall or oversized mirror adjacent to your windows and feel the benefit of added natural light as your mirrors work to double the amount of natural light in the space.
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!