Mirrors in your home or business serve a lot of purposes. As decorative pieces they offer a clean and shiny look, but even more, they can create optical illusions. When placed correctly, mirrors can drastically increase the feel of a room by making it seem bigger and brighter.
Give your space a facelift with these 5 mirror tricks:
1. Mirrors in your home create texture.
You can add texture to your room by either installing mirrors with a textured frame, or by simply positioning your mirror in a spot that reflects a textured object elsewhere in the room. This is a handy trick to add to extra “furnishings” without actually having to purchase more decor.
2. Mirrors in your home create the illusion of space.
Bigger isn’t always better, except when using mirrors to make a space seem larger. The simple formula is: the bigger the mirror, the more space it will appear to fabricate. You can enhance this optical illusion even more by facing your mirror opposite a window. Reflecting the outdoors will bring in lovely natural light.
3. Mirrors in your home improve light.
This tip is all about placement. Try installing your mirrors across from a window. As mentioned above, it will bring in a lot more natural light into the room and allow you to create the perfect angle of light allowing it to bounce throughout the room for added brightness.
4. Mirrors in your home can fake a window.
By placing a floor-length mirror in between two windows, you can fool the eye into thinking there are three windows instead of two.
5. Mirrors in your home – adjacent walls.
This tactic really makes a statement. By lining two adjacent walls with mirrors, they end up bouncing the light off of each other and around the room. This design works really well for restaurants, stores, and other gathering areas where you want to create the illusion of a bigger crowd.
So before you grab the sledgehammer and start knocking down walls, try a mirror first. We think you’ll be pretty surprised at how positively deceiving they can be.
Contact us to discuss how we can help you maximize your space with mirrors