A mirror is an essential piece for your living room. They can do so much for your space in terms of decoration, detail and function. Not any mirror will do, and you can’t just hang it anywhere. There are a few tricks that you can implement to get the most out of your mirror. Here’s what our experts have to say.
Find the Right Mirror
There is a mirror for every living room. You have to find the right mirror that nicely complements the style of the room. Don’t just head out to the nearest big-box store and grab any mirror. Take the time to find a unique mirror that has the right size, shape and design. If you are the handy type of person, you can even make your own mirror. Some companies, such as our own Mirrorcle Frames, can cut mirrors to the correct size and frame them, which can help you obtain just the right mirror for your space.
Find the Right Position
If you can find just the right position, a mirror can add a lot to your living room. Mirrors are especially useful for brightening up the place and making it seem bigger. In order to brighten up your room, don’t place it on the same wall as your windows. Hang it on the opposite side so that it can reflect the sunlight and really brighten up the room with natural light. Mirrors can make smaller living rooms feel bigger. Hang a large mirror on a big wall, and the room will seem bigger than it really is.
Match with Other Décor
A mirror doesn’t have to be a solitary piece. Mirrors and other décor can pair nicely together. For a classic, sophisticated look, mount a couple of candle holders on both sides of the mirror. Artwork also makes a great companion to mirrors. Fit a mirror in with a wall of art. Alternatively, placing a mirror along with a single painting or print can still make a bold statement. Yet another idea is using multiple mirrors. Use the same type of mirror in a pattern or fill up a whole wall with different types and size of mirrors.
The frame of the mirror is really going to determine how well it matches with the other pieces in your living room. Make sure that the colors of the walls and of the décor complement each other well and that the frame matches the style of the room. If you have a bare mirror, you can have a frame installed that matches the personality of the room.
To find what works best for your living room, experiment with all the tips above and try out your own ideas. If you need help with framing a mirror, contact Mirrorcle Frames. We’ll send out one of our interior designers to help you pick out the right frame.