The impact of mirrors on a space is something that interior designers know all too well, but it’s also something that most homeowners are not aware of unless they themselves are well-versed in the art of home décor. In fact, whenever a client wishes to open up or create a sense of light in a particular space, one of the common tricks that interior designers usually do is they utilize the full potential of mirrors.
So… what is this so-called impact that a mere household item can bring to a home?
Mirrors are among the few pieces in a home that gracefully combine both function and décor. Not only can mirrors be used to look at your gorgeous reflection, but they can also make your space feel more open, airy and beautiful.
Small spaces and dark rooms, in particular, are among those that benefit the most from mirrors, mostly because these basic household pieces have the ability to make the former feel larger and the latter appear lighter.
However, unlike artworks and other prominent home décor pieces, the exact spots where mirrors should be hanged or placed are more difficult to determine and not that obvious. That is why if you’re struggling in this area, there’s no need to feel embarrassed or ashamed of yourself because there are a handful of people just like you who also struggle with mirror placement.
Let’s have a look at the best places in your home where you should install a mirror.
Installing a mirror in your entryway will be one of the best decisions you’ll be making as it benefits your home, your home’s occupants, and your guests. For instance, an entryway mirror will not only brighten up your hallway, but it will also make your space feel more balanced and airy. It also sets a wonderful tone for guests who just set foot in your place. Other than that, an entryway mirror can be used to check out ourselves for the last time before heading out, meaning that it has probably helped save countless of people from embarrassing situations like makeup errors, bad outfit decisions and the likes. You can install the mirror over an entryway table or furnishing for maximum aesthetic impact.
Mirrors are a common sighting in bedrooms of varying designs. That is because their functional and aesthetic features are effectively utilized in such spaces. Get a full-length mirror and install it on a large wall or on the inside of a closet door. Just make sure that the spot where you’ll be installing the mirror has ample room in front for you to be able to stand back and see almost the entire length of your body on it while dressing. And for Feng Shui purposes, never install the mirror facing the bed.
A Child’s Room
Having a mirror installed in your child’s room or nursery is great for both your kids and space. For starters, children are curious little beings who are always interested in exploring or learning, so installing a mirror to the space they regularly frequent helps introduce them to the concept of reflection. Aside from that, little kids, including infants, love looking at themselves in the mirror. Also, a mirror can help brighten your nursery or child’s room. When installing a mirror in this type of space, always remember to hang them securely for the safety of your little ones, and place them at the child’s eye level.
We need bathroom mirrors to put on our makeup, style our hair, or check our teeth for tiny food fragments after a hearty dinner. A decent-sized mirror installed over the sink or vanity is enough for the convenience of the bathroom’s users. Use round bathroom mirrors since their circular orientation and gorgeous smooth finish both help add dimension in a bath. Just make sure that the mirror is installed at around eye-level of your bath’s intended users. And if your bathroom happens to be small, you can install another mirror over the bathtub to make it appear larger.
The Dark Wall
The average home usually has at least one spot that appears to be darker than the others, so installing a mirror on the opposite side of that dark wall is a great way to reflect some light onto it and brighten it up. This light bouncing technique works especially well when your walls have light-coloured paint because this type of paint has long been known for its ability to help bounce a lot of light around a particular space.