Tips for Using your Mirrors in Interior Decoration
Our love for mirrors runs deep. Whether you want to add a polished touch to your interiors, make a statement with wall art or amplify light and space, a thoughtfully chosen, well-positioned mirror can completely transform your space.
Mirrors are actually a secret weapon~~ One can choose a single, statement mirror to become the focal point in a room or use a floor length mirror to lighten a dark corridor. Use a dramatic rectangular mirror above a console, or use multiple small mirrors to jazz up a dull space. Mirrors with unusual shapes such as a round or inset with design elements like jharokhas are ways to breathe new life into your homes. Even in feng shui it is considered lucky to have a mirror that reflects the outdoor greens.
Some quick tips for using mirrors effectively -
1) Classic Combination : A mirror and a console are a classic combination that never goes out of style. It's so versatile, it works equally effectively in entrance lobbies, in drawing rooms, in dining rooms, a corridor. The mirror and the console should ideally be of a similar look and feel to make them seem like a cohesive whole. A good rule of thumb is to to always have the mirror slightly narrower than the console - the proportions will work better.
2) Reflect Light : Use the mirror most effectively to maximize impact. Mirrors help spaces feel larger because light reflects off the glass and back into the space. Hang mirrors opposite windows to take advantage of natural light or position it near a light fixture so it can create a similar effect.
3) Hang Mirrors low : Mirrors should hang a little low, they make the room seem more intimate and cozy. Keeping it high creates a formal atmosphere.
4) Big and Small : Both big and small mirrors can work equally effectively. With big mirrors, the impact is large and it often creates a feeling of space and expanse. With small mirrors ,you need a composition of multiple small mirrors to create an interesting, intimate atmosphere.
In India where investing in art is not easy and walls are often left bare, mirrors are an effective and impactful option. Easy to manage, low maintenance and a cheerful addition, they really are a secret weapon.
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