Through the look­ing glass

Central and North Burnett Times - - WEEKEND - With Tracey Hordern

AFRIEND re­cently dec­o­rated her home and asked me if I thought she had hung her mir­ror cor­rectly. The short an­swer was no. The mir­ror was so high that it served lit­tle to no pur­pose. As well as fail­ing to re­flect my friend’s im­age it did not re­flect light or any­thing at­trac­tive.

When hung cor­rectly and thought­fully, a mir­ror can ac­com­plish more than any other decor piece in the home. Most peo­ple only think of mir­rors as en­abling us to ap­ply make-up where it should be, but that is only the start of a mir­ror’s use­ful­ness.

Mir­rors can make a small room look bigger and a dark room look lighter. The other ben­e­fit of mir­rors is that they re­flect what­ever is in front of them. A vase of flow­ers, a beau­ti­ful dec­o­ra­tive ob­ject or can­dles are twice as nice if placed cor­rectly in front of a mir­ror.

How to hang a mir­ror

Firstly, a mir­ror needs to be hung in a safe man­ner, and it needs to re­main se­curely in place. If you were con­sid­er­ing hang­ing a mir­ror in a space that has a lot of move­ment you would want to en­sure it is firmly hung with thick wire and set into the wall.

Sim­i­larly, if you were hang­ing a mir­ror over a bed it would be highly rec­om­mended that you have a pro­fes­sional do it for the ob­vi­ous rea­sons. The same ap­plies to bath­rooms. If a mir­ror falls, chances are it will smash on the tiled floor.

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