Make Your Home Appear Bigger and Brighter: Tips for Using Mirrors in Your Décor

If you are like most people, you probably already have a few mirrors in your home. However, are you using them to their full potential? Believe it or not, mirrors can do much more than just let you check your appearance. They can also capture and project light into dark corners, create spatial illusions, and highlight your favorite ornaments and accessories.

If you want to find new ways to use mirrors in your home, use the tips here.

Improve Lighting

If you place a mirror just right, it will allow you to optimize the natural light. To do this, put the mirror adjacent to a window so that it catches the angle of light and then bounces it through the entire room.

Create a Sense of Texture

Mirrors can also be used to create texture. In fact, there are two ways you can do this. The first method is to install a textured mirror frame that will add a 3D level to your wall. These can serve as a statement piece in any room.

Another way you can add texture is by positioning the mirror so that it reflects a textured item that is somewhere else in the room (i.e. a faux fur throw, vase, wooden or rustic coffee table, etc.).

To find the perfect place, think about where you spend the majority of your time in a roof and what angle you want to see. For example, in the living roof, when sitting in a chair, you may like to see the vase that is on a surface behind you. If this is the case, you can position your mirror directly opposite the vase and in your eye line.

Show Off Your Garden

You should remember that mirrors aren’t just for the inside of your home. If you put time and effort into creating an amazing garden, why not reflect it and enjoy what you have done from more angles?

You can place a garden mirror in a wide array of places and it will create an extremely powerful effect. For example, if you put the mirror at the garden’s perimeter among your blooming shrubs, then you can create the concept of a “secret passage.”

Creating the Illusion of More Space

The bigger mirror you use, the more space you will “create.” You should carefully think about the angle of the room you want to reflect. For example, if you place a mirror to the opposite of a window, then it will bring in both natural greenery and light into the space.

When it comes to using mirrors in your home, don’t be afraid to be creative. The fact is, they can offer quite a bit and make a space seem bigger and brighter than it actually is. If you are unsure of how to use mirrors on your own, then work with the professionals. They will be able to help you create a design and look that works for you.