Transformation Tips: Jump into Spring!
March 29, 2018

6 reasons why mirrors will breathe life into stale interiors with minimal effort

Spring is here, and it’s time to starting feeling lighter and brighter. Whether you’re decorating an apartment, bedroom, bathroom or entire house, the mirror is the must-have accent. 

Mirrors are a great way to create light, texture, space and character. Positioning them creatively and correctly in your home will allow you to capture light and project it into darker corners, create textural and spatial illusions, as well as highlight your favourite accessories and ornaments by reflecting them into your vision from different angles. 

Improve Light

Placing a mirror in the correct place within a room allows you to optimise natural light. To do so, place the mirror adjacent to a window to perfectly catch the angle of light and bounce it throughout the room.

 

 

Create Texture

Mirrors can be used to create texture in two ways. The first is by installing a textured mirror frame, which adds a three-dimensional level to the wall. These can act as statement furnishings in 

any room.

The second way to add texture is to position the mirror so it reflects a textured object already in the room – a rustic, wooden coffee table, vase or throw, for example. 

Think about where you spend most of your time in that room and what angle you’d like to see. In the living room, for example, when sitting on the sofa you might like to be able to see a vase that is positioned on the surface behind you. In that case, you can position the mirror opposite the vase and directly in your eye line.  

 

Grow the Garden

Remember that mirrors aren’t just for indoors and, when we’ve put so much time and effort into creating a designer garden, why not reflect it and enjoy it from 

more angles?

Garden mirrors can be placed in numerous places to create a powerful effect. For instance, against the perimeter of the garden amongst blooming shrubbery can 

create the idea of a secret gateway.

Alternatively, you can place a set of three smaller mirrors along a wall to make your seating area feel bigger, and mirrored panels on the ground amongst borders can also make them appear fuller and luscious.

 

 

Dress a Mantel

Use the ‘rule of thirds’ when hanging an over the mantel mirror. Simply take the height of your mantel shelf, double it, and you have the ideal height for the mirror 

to go above it. The width of the mirror should not be wider than the mantel itself.

Once you have chosen the shape, colour and texture of the mirror that best compliments the room, the mirror should be positioned symmetrically without touching the ceiling. 

 

Create the Illusion of Space

The bigger the mirror, the more space it will appear to create.

Think carefully about the angle of the room you want to reflect – placing a mirror opposite a window, for example, will bring both natural light and greenery into a smaller room. 

 

In a room where you are likely to entertain, a larger mirror can increase the atmosphere in the room by giving the illusion of more guests. 

 

Decorate Your Hallway:

A statement mirror in the entrance of a house gives the immediate feeling of uplifting light as soon as you enter. 

Perfect for spring and summer, this new range from Jual has an iridescent finish that catches the light and can be teamed with any 

style of home. To view the full collection visit:

http://www.jualfurnishings.co.uk/mirrors/default.htm

 

 

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