We’re all well aware of the functional benefits of mirrors, but there’s so much more that they have to offer. Mirrors are an interior designer’s secret weapon. They can make a room brighter, bigger and more beautiful when they are used correctly.

Here’s a basic guide to mirrors, their features, and how they can be used to enhance your space.

Getting to know Mirrors

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The perfect mirror provides a balance of functionality and aesthetic appeal to your space. There is variety of mirrors that you can choose from. From a far you may think that all mirrors are the same but when you take a closer look, you’ll understand that each type of mirror offers distinct features.

  • Standing mirrors:These are usually used for their functional benefits. They can be placed anywhere in the room. Standing mirrors come in various styles; ones with intricate designs can become a statement piece for your room.
  • Mirror panels on wardrobes:Mirror panels on wardrobes are great for smaller rooms where there’s no space for a standing mirror.
  • Wall mirrors & mirror panels:These kinds of mirrors may need a lot of wall space but when they are positioned correctly they can make the room look brighter and larger.
  • Swing-arm mirrors: Swing-arm mirrors are most commonly placed in bathrooms and dressing tables to help with makeup application.

Using mirrors for enhanced spatial aesthetics:

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Complete an antique room:

For those that have a soft-spot for chunky, dramatic, antique furniture, Venetian mirrors are the way to go. Venetian mirrors come in all shapes and sizes. They are bordered with intricate flowery designs and add to finesse to an antique-themed room.

Show the view:

Some of us are lucky enough to have an ocean view or live in houses that are surrounded by natural greenery. Mirrors can be used to bring nature inside your home. Position your wall mirror in a way that it reflects your outside view and see how it augments your living space.

Make the room look bigger:

The larger the mirror, the bigger your room will look. Position your mirror at angles that make the room look bigger than it really it. By placing a mirror in the living room, will make it look like you have many more guests.

Reflect natural light:

By positioning your mirror in a place where it reflects natural light, you instantly brighten up a room.

Build texture

Textures mirror frames add another dimension to a dull wall and become a statement piece.

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Contact us at 770-743-9140 for information on our services; we’re located in Gainesville, GA.