Turn Your Mirror in the Ultimate Decorating Tool
Mirrors have always been one of the most enduring tools for decorators and interior designers. They are capable of a great deal and can save you time and money on renovations by adding new life to any space in the home. Just ask a decorator how much they love using mirrors, and you’ll get a resounding recommendation on the best types to use!
Mirrors can add light, drama, and visual space to a room that’s lacking any, or all, three. The reflective surfaces of mirrors make them endlessly adaptable and great at enhancing a space - no matter the style of décor employed!
With all of that in mind, it’s time to delve into the world of mirror decorating and discover the best ways you can use your designer mirror as the ultimate secret weapon against drab décor!
Designer mirrors are handy in most circumstances, so we’re going to start big with a bold design choice that is bound to turn heads in all of the best ways - by using multiple. Whether similar or varying in shape and size, a wall of mirrors can create an incredibly chic space that feels endless and overwhelming in a significant way!
For a solid symmetrical vibe, 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. Alternatively, you can use a vast collection of different shapes and styles to create a gorgeous pastiche of designs.
If there’s one thing a mirror can do better than anything in the world, it’s brightening up a space without needing a whole new light source.
To let more light in, simply place your mirror opposite or adjacent to a window, and voila! You’ve now instantly created the equivalent of a second window and effectively doubled the amount of light in the room simultaneously!
Use designs that mimic window panes or can be used in larger sizes to complete the illusion. 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 lighter and less hollow.
Two for One
As we’ve explained above, mirrors can be used for two things, creating a chic space that feels endless, and brightening a room with fresh, natural light. Why is that, though?
We’ll tell you why because mirrors are perfect for making spaces feel more extensive than they are. The trick works by using a mirror to reflect the space in front of it when placed as the main feature on a wall. This gives the impression that the room is far more extensive than it actually is.
Are you faced with a tricky space that simply feels too small or cramped once the furniture is placed inside? Well, never fear because a clever use of a designer mirror can easily make that space feel more open and expansive instantly.
This effect is also beneficial when using a giant mirror, with an oversized design being able to reflect the vision of the décor more effectively and thus enhance the desired effect of the furniture design to far more extraordinary lengths.
If you would like some more help using a designer 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!