Even though mirrors have been around for thousands of years, many people do not realize how versatile mirrors can be. They come in all shapes and sizes, and can be hung for function or for decoration. How you use mirrors, and the style of the mirror frame can make a dramatic impact on your room.
Vanity mirrors can be used for function in a bathroom, full-length mirrors for a dressing area, dresser mirrors for a bedroom, and entry mirrors for a hallway. Mirrors can also be used as an accent in your room. For example, hang one over your dining room buffet or fireplace mantel. Try positioning a mirror at the base of your staircase for a dramatic look in your hallway
Mirrors are a great tool to add depth and light to a room. A mirror in a room without windows will reflect the lights and make the room appear brighter. They can also open up a small space by giving the room the appearance of having more depth. Oversized mirrors are a great tool to fill a large wall, while mirrored sets can create a unique focal point over a couch, mantel or Console and Mirrors.
Mirrors come in a variety of shapes and sizes. From large to small, to square, rectangular, round, oval and even free form. Choose a shape of mirror to complement the decor in the room. For example, use rectangular mirror in a traditionally furnished room, or an oval mirror to mimic the shape of an oval dining table. A mirror is a fantastic accent piece for any room.
The frame the mirror sits in is the key to having your mirror complement, or even define the decorating style in your room. Frames come in all materials and textures. Try a distressed wood frame for a French Country feel, a wrought iron or embossed metal for a rich Tuscan or Mediterranean look, or sleek chrome for a contemporary room.
Many on line retailers offer a full selection of mirrors that will suit your decor needs and your budget. It is a great way to shop, as it is an easy way to see a wide variety of mirrors with accessories and accent furniture that compliment them. The photos on the sites will also help you get a feel for how you can use a mirror in your space. Overall, shop for a mirror that will make a dramatic change to your room while at the same time make it feel larger and brighter.