Top Facts On Decorating With Mirrors
Mirrors have been used for centuries as an accents to a home and in tricks of magic and illusion. There is nothing different about today and what they are being used for now. Here we will delve into what you can do with mirrors to enhance the look of your home. As you will soon learn--mirrors can be a beauty enhancer and they can also be hideous. The decorating must be done correctly.
What do you use mirrors for?
Mirrors are used for light reflection--opening up a space--and general enhancement. There are several things to know prior to hanging mirrors around the house.
So don't be afraid to use it. Go big--yes--go very big indeed! You can place a giant mirror on the wall in a small space to create the illusion of depth. If you think they are dated--think again. You can add wall sconces to create a more modern look. Mirrors are a fantastic way to show off a great artistic piece and to reflect light as in a chandelier in a dining room.
Don't go random.
Make sure your mirrors are doing one of two things. Either reflecting light or reflecting the image of something nice. People love to hang mirrors to reflect nothing and end up just covering an empty wall space. Sometimes you are reflecting a table with immense clutter. So, make sure your mirrors have a purpose and a focus and you can't go wrong.
Get one of those long slim dressing mirrors to place in a corner. You can get one on a stand or lean one against the wall on it's own in a frame of course. You can even put a spotlight behind one to create a glow in the far corner of a room.
The bedroom and kitchen can be a no-no.
The bedroom is OK so long as it is behind you like over the headboard. But, according to the experts--you shouldn't be able to see your reflection as soon as you wake up and you shouldn't have one that reflects the bed.
Feng Shui or not to Feng Shui.
The answer is yes! Did you know that according to Feng Shui a mirror in the bedroom invites the energy of water and also a third party into your relationship! So, this may move some to extricate any mirrors in the bedroom.
Whatever you do, don't have mirrors on the ceiling. It's tacky and it's so retro 70's cheap hotel and vibrating bed!
You can always and are encouraged to in fact use mirrors in narrow hallways and stair cases.
Now this is an interesting trick! You have a room that you want to add floorspace to. Place a desk or table with a mirror on top of it and the brain thinks it sees extra floor space. If you have a large piece of furniture the mirror will make it seem like it is disappearing. This is an optical illusion you can use to create a larger space. There is only one warning and that is not to use this kind of trick when you have a room with a lot going on. This will actually have the opposite effect due to all the reflections going on.
Mirrors have some crazy facts attached to them and their history. So, we are going to throw one at you for giggles.
Mirrors are one of the best inventions we have ever had. Just think of how vain man is to need to see his reflection as he did only in water and create such an invention.