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April 2020

Fresh Ideas for Your Home

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Enhance Your Décor with Mirrors.

Mirrors can really brighten and open up your entire home.

 

While mirrors are quite functional in everyday life, they can also add beauty to a room by maximizing light, highlighting decorative features and producing the illusion of space. But before you start hanging mirrors throughout your home, here are a few tips to keep in mind:

 

  • Use placement as an advantage. Hang your mirror opposite a window to highlight the view and reflect light. Or use it to draw attention to a piece of art or furniture.

  • Create an illusion of size. If you have a small space, use a mirror to make it feel bigger. A full-length mirror against a corner wall is a unique touch to a small room.

  • Make your mirror a focal point. Draw attention to it by placing sconces on either side. Or cover your entire wall with mirrors.

  • Consider style. Complement your existing décor with the right style. Soften your room with a chinoiserie mirror, or bring the outdoors in with a natural wood frame.

  • Limit mirrors in kitchens and bedrooms. They’re really not necessary in kitchens and are likely to get water marks. In bedrooms, they can activate energy and cause restlessness.

  • Hang mirrors in hallways and staircases. Small, horizontal mirrors can do wonders for widening the appearance of narrow spaces.

 

Make sure to hang each mirror properly. A single hook is dangerous (not to mention your mirror might hang at an angle). So, use secure picture hangers or wall hooks — two on each side will offer the most support. And if your mirror is particularly large, consider letting professionals do it for you.

© 2020 Hunter Douglas