There are so many benefits to incorporating a mirror in your decor!
Mirrors make small spaces feel larger, add variety to plain walls, increase light in dark areas, reflect the beauty of a fine piece of furniture, bring a lackluster room to life, and serve as a functional appearance-check as you walk out the door. A custom framed mirror is the perfect addition to almost any decor.
Take this quiz to determine if you need a custom framed mirror:
TIPS & HINTS
Only use one large mirror per room. Too many reflections can be visually confusing.
Avoid small "face only" mirrors - save the small mirrors for trays.
A mirror should take up 1/2 to 3/4 of the viewable wall space if it is not bundled with other wall decor items. Balance your positive and negative space.
For tight areas like bathrooms, measure your maximum available space and make sure your framer knows your size limitation.
Hang it right the first time!
When you are ready to hang your mirror, consider these tips for proper placement:
- Think about the tallest person using it - don't make them bend down or visually cut their head off!
- Look at what the mirror is reflecting - is it pleasing? Do you want that visual duplicated?
- Don't let a mirror startle you. For example, if you place a mirror directly in front of your door, you may get startled by your own reflection as you walk into your home.
- Don't place a mirror across from another mirror - your home isn't a carnival funhouse.
Did you know?
At one time, mirrors were quite expensive and rare. In 1835, German chemist Justus von Liebig applied a silver metallic coating to one side of a piece of glass. This process made mass production of mirrors available and mirror use became widespread.
Some cultures cover mirrors after the death of a loved one, believing that mirrors would trap the soul of the departed and prevent them from going to the afterlife.
Some believe that hanging a mirror (which represents the element water) over a fireplace (which represents the element fire) balances the elements of nature.
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