5 REASONS TO DECORATE YOUR HOME WITH MIRRORS
Mirrors are a great way to update your living space, with a range of added benefits that brighten, enlarge and beautify that regular home decor lacks. Read on for our fave 5 reasons to decorate with mirrors.
We love mirrors. Like a good lip balm, they’re a multipurpose decorating tool that gives you more power and control than you probably realise. From opening and brightening up a space to sitting pretty, we’ve got 5 great reasons to hang more mirrors in your home.
1. MAKE A SMALL SPACE FEEL BIG
This one is first off the rank - and for good reason. A well-placed mirror will make a space look larger than it really is, which is perfect for apartment living. Hang a decent-sized mirror at the far-end of a room to reflect the entire space, giving the illusion of twice as much space.
Bonus Points: Classic feng shui suggests hanging a mirror over a fireplace to balance the fire element, as mirrors are representative of water.
REFLECT BEAUTY: Prop a full-length mirror against a wall in front of an indoor plant display to get more out of your greenery.
2. AMPLIFY THE BEAUTY
If you’ve got some beautiful pieces in your home, consider hanging the mirror so that it captures and reflects more beauty into your life. Whether it’s a beautiful throw or printed cushion cover, or a space you always arrange fresh flowers - give yourself more opportunity to be surrounded by beautiful images.
This goes in reverse, too: if there’s something a little unsightly in your space, make sure it isn’t being reflected and amplified by an ill-placed mirror.
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3. BRIGHTEN UP SPACES
Encourage brightness in dank spaces by placing a mirror in a dark corner to reflect natural light. It may seem dubious, but it really works!
The light waves will bounce off the shiny mirror surface, adding pockets of light throughout that otherwise would have been absorbed. You’re basically lengthening the lifespan of a light wave - #hero.
VERSATILE: Beautiful pieces like Wa's Oval Mirror in Oak, $229, provide handy storage for keys - perfect for your entryway.
4. YOU’LL ACTUALLY USE THEM REGULARLY
How often do you stop to enjoy the art in your home? Although they add to the overall look and feel of your space, you probably don’t consciously stop to appreciate each piece regularly. Mirrors, on the other hand, are a valuable tool that you’ll use even when you don’t intend to.
Hang a mirror in your entryway, and you’ll save yourself a trip to the bathroom to check your lippy every time you head out the door.
5. THEY LOOK GREAT
Decorating your walls can be tricky: making sure your art works together can be a tetris puzzle - even with a great Home Decor Pinterest Board.
But a mirror in a statement frame could be the centrepiece of your room, tying the overall theme together. From beautiful gilt frames to a simple gallery-style, mirrors are an easy way to add a specific look and feel to your home.
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