How To Expand And Emphasize A Space With Decorative Mirrors
It’s a well-known fact that mirrors can be used to make small spaces appear larger and more open or that they’re must-have features for spaces like the entryway or the bathroom but what’s not so popular is a mirror’s role as a decorative object. You can sometimes tell that a mirror is meant to be decorative by its form or design. Decorative mirrors often feature unusual forms which don’t really make sense from a practical point of view and in some cases they have frames which feature intricate details.
There are no specific rule when it comes to mirror decoration. You can use mirror in any room of the house, not just the entryway and bathroom. Just think of mirrors as alternatives to artwork or other wall decor options. You can, of course, choose to have decorative wall mirrors anywhere you want and they could be both practical and ornamental. Such hybrids suit spaces such as the bathroom or the bedroom.
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In areas such as the living room or lounge space, large decorative mirrors can become focal points of the decor. A round or an oval mirror, for example, can be positioned on the wall behind the sofa, either high up on the wall or partially hidden behind the backrest. Of course, you shouldn’t limit yourself to a single decorative mirror if you feel like the space could use two or even more than that.
There’s also a great way in which you can display a variety of different small mirrors. You could create a gallery wall on which you hang small decorative mirrors just like you would do with framed pictures or other decorations. This design strategy can be used with lots of variations. The mirrors can have different shapes and sizes or they can have framed which highlight them in different ways.
Your design strategy can involve decorative mirrors with specific roles, depending on the circumstances. For example, a mirror can be strategically placed on a wall in order to reflect a view or to bring more natural light into the space. This strategy is often used in small areas or long and narrow hallways and rooms with small windows. A mirror’s role can be to coordinate with other features in the room or to complement the decor in a unique and eye-catching way.
The size and shape of the mirror, its position in the room, its frame and the relationship between all these elements and the rest of the room decor is important for the cohesion of the space. It’s important to look at the big picture to be able to figure out the best proportions between the furniture and the decorative elements. Mirrors are just one example. This also applies to artwork, murals, light fixtures and pretty much everything else in the room. As you can see, decorative mirrors have more uses that first anticipated. They’re very versatile and they can be displayed in lots of creative and interesting ways. So, now that you know a few things about them, where would you put your decorative mirror?