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Mirrors can completely transform a space.
The best thing about mirrors is that they use light to create illusions and trick your mind into thinking a space is much bigger than it actually is.
I’m not talking about the mirrors you see at carnivals that make you look stubby and short in one mirror, and tall and lanky in the other. I’m talking about ordinary everyday mirrors.
Mirrors react to the light and colours in a space to make areas appear larger and lighter than they actually are.
Mirrors can be used pretty much anywhere, but, if you want to accentuate the impact mirrors can have on a space, there are some key areas that always work amazingly with mirrors.
Small rooms are a great place to use mirrors as they can make the room look double the size. In small bedrooms, built in wardrobes with mirrored doors are a great way to make the whole space seem much bigger, but other mirrors look great as well placed up against a wall.
Dining rooms are another area where mirrors can completely change the look of the space. The lightness that mirrors bring to a space such as a dining room is contagious.
Not only this, but the mirror will make the room and the table appear much bigger! When it comes to mirrors in a dining room, opt for a mirror that can be hung up on the wall.
Mirrors can look amazing when they are used as art. No matter if it is an old fashioned Victorian style mirrored edge, or a huge plain mirror placed up against a wall, mirrors are a statement piece. Mirrors hung on walls and mirrors placed up against the wall are both great options when using mirror as an art piece.
A great way to use mirrors is to hang the mirror across form a window that looks out into a backyard. This helps to emphasise the view from outside and allows the window to act as a piece of art as well!
If you have a dull area in your home, placing a mirror in that area will instantly transform the space. This works amazingly in study nooks and rumpus rooms which may not have any direct access to natural light. Mirrors are often used in dull areas to trick our minds into thinking we are accessing sunlight.
Mirrors are not only used inside. Mirrors placed on slats in small gardens and on small patios are a great way to make the space seem much larger than it is and to emphasise any greenery in the area.
Mirrors are a cost effective way to bring the maximum amount of light possible into a space. Not only do they last forever, but they work well in every area of a house. Using mirrors is an amazing way to make a space appear larger than it is and to emphasise the highlights in a property.