THE DO’S & DON’TS OF DECORATING WITH MIRRORS
Mirrors are one of the greatest home décor pieces that you could invest in. They effortlessly manipulate the eye into thinking that the room is bigger and brighter than it actually is by reflecting the light and scenes of the room.
Where you place your mirror has a direct impact on how your space looks and feels and how much of an impact your mirror has on the space. There are a few suggested guidelines you follow when decorating your home with mirrors and we have compiled them together to make things easier for you.
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO WHEN DECORATING WITH MIRRORS
DO PLACE MIRRORS ACROSS FROM BIG OPEN WINDOWS
If you have big open windows opposite large blank walls you can make your space feel even bigger and brighter by hanging your mirror on the wall opposite those windows. When mirrors are hung opposite windows the natural light that beams through will be reflected and bounced around the space brightening the space and creating a fresh, clean atmosphere.
DO CONSIDER YOUR INTERIOR STYLE WHEN CHOOSING A MIRROR
When it comes to adding any furniture or décor pieces to your home it is vital that you take the interior style and aesthetic into consideration so that your space is cohesive and has a consistent flow. Choosing a mirror that complements and enhances the interior look and feel is the ultimate goal. Look for mirrors that feature frames of similar or complementary colours, materials, shapes and finishes.
DO CONSIDER MAKING THE MIRROR A FOCAL POINT IN THE ROOM
Similarly to art, mirrors can be made the focal point of any room if they have a bold colour, texture, shape or style. If you choose a room that has a more neutral and subtle style then choosing a bold statement mirror to display in the room with effortlessly make it the focal point that everyone’s eyes are drawn to.
WHAT YOU SHOULD NOT DO WHEN DECORATING WITH MIRRORS
DON’T FORGET TO HANG PROPERLY SECURE MIRRORS WHEN HANGING THEM
We have all heard the old wives tale of what could happen if your mirror breaks, and whether you believe it or not, the last thing you want is for your mirror to fall off the wall because it was not properly secured. It is vital that when you first hang up your mirror that you take all of the necessary precautions to ensure that it is properly secured and stable. The first thing you need to check is that the wall you wish to hang your mirror on can bear the load of the mirror as some walls cannot have anything hung on them due to their weak structural integrity. Once you have confirmed which wall you are able to hang the mirror on, we recommend that you use multiple heavy-duty wall hooks to securely attach your mirror to the wall.
DON’T BE AFRAID TO STYLE YOUR MIRRORS IN A GROUP
Gallery walls have become increasingly popular over the years and it does not have to be exclusively reserved for artwork. Create a unique gallery wall with a group of mirrors for a one-of-a-kind feature wall that will instantly elevate the look and feel of the room. We recommend that you choose a mixture of mirrors that feature different shapes, frame colours and styles to achieve the full effect of a gallery wall.
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