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Five Tips For Decorating With Mirrors

Feb 20, 2008
Mirrors aren't just for the bathroom anymore! Decorating with mirrors is a great way to bring style to any room. There are other benefits to decorating with mirrors as well such as increasing the brightness in a room and making the room appear larger. There are mirrors in styles to fit in with virtually any décor from the most traditional to ultra modern. Here are some tips to help you select mirrors that will make the most impact on your space.

1. Lighter and Brighter

In addition to providing an alternative to more typical wall art, mirrors offer the additional benefit of adding light to any room.

Even if there is poor natural lighting available, a well-placed mirror can make your room look brighter. If there is a window that offers good light, place the mirror on the wall opposite that window. This will cause the mirror to reflect that light.

If there is no window, there is another way that you use a mirror to increase the brightness of a room. Place a brightly burning lamp on the mantle or on a shelf directly in front of the mirror. As it does with natural light from a window, the mirror will reflect the light.

2. A Bigger Room?

When selecting a mirror for your room, think big! The bigger the mirror, the more light it can reflect. Also, careful placement of large mirrors can not only increase the brightness of a room, but can also make the room look much larger. Try hanging identical mirrors on either side of a window or fireplace to maximize this effect.

Also, try hanging a large mirror on the wall that is most visible upon entering the room. This will maximize the effect of making the room appear larger.

3. A Focal Point

Large mirrors also provide the room with a focal point, and will help to anchor all of the other decorative elements of the room.

When choosing a mirror that is intended to be a focal point, you will want to be sure that the frame complements rather than overpowers the other elements in the room.

Also, be sure that the style of the frame and the shape of the mirror blend in well with the décor.

4. A Major Statement

As much as any piece of art for your wall, mirrors can make a statement about your individual style. Whether you choose a traditional looking wood framed mirror, or an ultra hip round or metal framed mirror, you can use this decorating feature to help bring your style dreams to reality.

You don't have to spend a fortune to get the look you want. Many online retailers offer mirrors in every style and at every price point.

5. Hiding a Blemish

If there are cracks or other blemishes on your walls that you can't repair, try hanging a mirror over the offending spot. While perhaps not a permanent solution, a mirror will beautifully hide the imperfections of the room while also providing all of the benefits discussed above. What they don't know won't hurt them!

If you are looking for a quick way to spruce up your room try a mirror. It may be just the special touch you need to add the finishing touch to your room.
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Jessica Ackerman writes articles for Wall Décor and Home Accents, which offers unique wall décor products like fabulous metal wall hangings, unique wall décor and more.
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