Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Decorating with mirrors is a great way to bring style to any room. A well placed, stylish mirror can increase the brightness in a room and make a smaller space appear larger. Mirrors come in so many great shapes and sizes and can beautifully compliment virtually any décor from the most traditional to ultra modern. Here are some tips to help you select mirrors that will make the most impact on your space.
1. Lighter and Brighter
In addition to providing an alternative to more typical wall art, mirrors add light to any room.
When little to no natural lighting is available, a well-placed mirror can make your room look brighter. If you do have a window that offers good light, capitalize on that and place a large mirror on the wall opposite that window. This will cause the mirror to reflect that light.
If there is no window, simply place a brightly burning lamp on the mantle or on a shelf directly in front of the mirror. As it does with natural light from a window, the mirror will reflect the light.
2. Think Big
When selecting a mirror for your room, bigger is better! The bigger the mirror, the more light it can reflect. Careful placement of large mirrors can not only increase the brightness of a room, but can also make the room look much larger. Try hanging identical mirrors on either side of a window or fireplace to maximize this effect.
3. A Focal Point
Think like a professional interior designer! Large mirrors provide the room with a focal point, and will help to anchor all of the other decorative elements of the room.
When choosing a mirror that is intended to be a focal point, you will want to be sure that the frame complements rather than overpowers the other elements in the room.
Also, be sure that the style of the frame and the shape of the mirror blend in well with the décor.
4. Flaws? What flaws??
If there are cracks or other blemishes on your walls that you can't repair, try hanging a mirror over the offending spot. While perhaps not a permanent solution, a mirror will assist in beautifully hiding the imperfections of the room. What they don't know won't hurt them!
5. Make a Bold Statement
A mirrors can make a huge statement about your individual style. Whether you choose a traditional looking wood-framed mirror, or an ultra hip round or metal framed mirror, you can use this decorating feature to help bring your style dreams to reality.
You don't have to spend a fortune to get the look you want. AMC Furniture Outlet has a great selection of mirrors to fit just about every style and can help you accomplish a rich look on a budget.
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