Through the looking glass
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.
A well-placed mirror can bring light to dark spaces and double the effect of beautiful flowers or lighting placed in front of it. ONE FOLK TALE STATES THAT BREAKING A MIRROR WILL CAUSE SEVEN YEARS OF BAD LUCK