Adding mirrors is one of the simplest, easiest and most economical ways to add a touch of style to your home. Many homeowners already have mirrors, mirrored cabinets or even mirrored furniture at home that can be used to reinvigorate and up lift your space. However, it’s important to use mirrors skillfully, as too many mirrors in the home can create a tacky or busy atmosphere, whereas the right placement and usage of mirrors can really bring your home to life.
Here we look at 6 stylish ways to use mirrors in your home to create more ambience, space and light in just a few simple steps.
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1. Mirrors With Windows To Boost Light
Contrasting the use of mirrors with windows is one of the most effective ways to boost natural light dispersion in your home, creating a brighter, airier and more pleasant atmosphere. Mirrors can be placed either in the wall space between windows, or opposite windows to amplify natural light, helping to also create the illusion of more space.
2. Ceiling to Floor to Create Space
Ceiling to floor mirrors can be made to order from your local glass company, and truly provide a stunning effect, even in smaller homes and apartments. To create the illusion of more space, add large mirrors as focal points in larger rooms, or opposite the front doorway. To create the illusion of more space without the mirror taking up space in your room, have your local glass experts fit a panel of mirror against a section of wall and place a table, chest of drawers or sideboard in front of the mirror for a stunning effect.
3. Mirrored Backsplash
While mirrors don’t always fit into the kitchen, a mirrored glass backsplash makes an easy to clean, modern and stylish kitchen addition. Glass backsplashes for the kitchen can be obtained in various designs and colors, with patterned mirrors helping to conceal small splatters and spills on your kitchen backsplash.
4. Mirrors in Shelves and Cabinets
Shelves and closed cabinet doors can really constrict the space in a small room. Cabinet glass or mirrored cabinets help to attract more brightness and openness to storage areas and shelves. Placing a large mirror in a bookcase or set of shelves can help to add clarity and light to what can be a busy and cluttered space in many homes.
5. A Mirror Above the Mantle
Placing a medium to large sized mirror above the mantle of a fireplace is a classic style that helps to open the space between the mantle and the ceiling in your living area. Choose an extra-large mirror to fill that area above the mantle, and watch the light distribution and atmosphere in your room amplify.
6. Leaning Mirrors To Brighten Corners
Designers love casual leaning mirrors in smaller living areas or bedrooms because they add a feature to the room that is often sorely needed. Leaning mirrors in dark corners can open up even a small space and help you find usable area in the room you may have never even noticed before.
Mirrors are an easy, versatile and stylish way to uplift your home. Your local glass company can provide a range of mirrors in different sizes and shapes or even custom fit glass and mirrors for your home to provide the perfect match for your space and style.