Classic, Modern, or Contemporary?
While decorating your home with mirrors may seem like an idea straight out of the ’70s, style is cyclical, and everything that was once old eventually becomes new again. Believe it or not, mirrors are back in many unique, fresh, and exciting ways. Mirrors are a simple necessity in some areas of your home, the bathroom for example; however, they can also be a multipurpose conversation piece in other rooms throughout your home.
Decorative mirrors add a touch of elegance to any space. Additionally, they serve a practical purpose in the bathroom and entryway of your home while simultaneously bringing light to a dark wall, providing depth to a narrow hallway, or adding character to an office space or dining room. If you are looking for a relatively inexpensive way to spruce up an area of your home, you should consider a mirror. Read on to learn about how mirrors can improve the look of your home, wherever you choose to place one.
Showcase Your Quirky Sense of Style
Mirrors can be fun! You can easily transform a plain frameless mirror into an interesting piece by framing it. Just take a look at how The Frugal Homemaker updated her vanity mirror in a snap! Also, you don’t always have to use classic wood trim, don’t discount non-traditional materials you could use to frame a mirror. Reclaimed barn wood, tree branches, even kid toys like small cars and building blocks can be glued onto mirrors to make them more fun or exciting! The possibilities are endless; just be sure to use the appropriate application products.
Even a simple coat of paint on an existing frame can make a significant impact on a mirror you already have. If you use plenty of painter’s tape and have a steady hand, you can even quickly paint a mirror frame without ever taking the mirror off the wall.
Because the frame on a mirror is relatively small, you may consider a bold color for the paint. Choose a color that contrasts with the wall color for maximum visual impact.
Updating a simple vanity mirror is a small and inexpensive project that you can complete in a day to add color and flair to your space!
Keep it Sleek and Sophisticated
If quirky isn’t your thing, don’t worry. Mirrors are so versatile, they work in every home, no matter what the theme is.
If your dining room holds a contemporary table and chairs, consider placing a rectangular mirror on one wall. A beautiful beveled edge surrounding a custom cut mirror makes an impressive statement.
Additionally, a large floor mirror placed opposite from a window enhances the sophistication of a well-appointed living room, while hanging a group of mirrors above a couch in your family room creates the illusion of more space and also serves as an intriguing display sure to impress your guests.
Essential Elements to Consider When Decorating with Mirrors
Using mirrors in your home décor is relatively straight-forward. You may have a mirror and decide to design an entire room around it, or you may have to find a mirror that fits perfectly and adds just the right detail to your already well-decorated place.
Here are a few things to keep in mind when you are considering hanging up a new mirror.
- Measure the space thoroughly to ensure the mirror you want will fit
- Take great care when deciding where to hang a mirror-remember they reflect everything good and bad. A mirror hung opposite a window with an amazing view is an excellent choice while hanging it across from a clutter-filled area is not such a great option.
- Choose the right edge. A beveled edge looks lovely on a large mirror in your dining room, for example.
- Shape matters, too. Traditionally, mirrors are rectangular or oval. However, recently, designers have been using round and square mirrors. With the advancement in cutting technology, custom mirrors can be cut into almost any shape.
Elle Decor has some incredible examples of decorating with mirrors in beautiful homes around the country. From their ideas, it is easy to see just how many materials can be used to frame a mirror or how simply beautiful a mirror can be on its own, paired with masterful artwork, or opposite a spectacular view. Mirrors are a versatile and inexpensive way to give any room a new look.
Reach out to Giant Glass & Mirror today to see how our mirror specialists can help you fill that blank space on your wall. We are a full-service glass company that has been serving South Florida for over 20 years. We design, fabricate and install all of our products and back our work with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.