What a mir­ror does to your home

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NOTH­ING makes a woman feel more con­fi­dent and com­fort­able than a home that feels wel­com­ing and classy.

Well po­si­tioned mir­rors can help you achieve an el­e­gant and re­laxed look. A mir­ror plays a huge role in home dé­cor, it is not only use­ful for check­ing your ap­pear­ance, but has other pur­poses such as cap­tur­ing light and pro­ject­ing it into those darker cor­ners that you don’t like, cre­at­ing tex­tu­ral and spa­tial il­lu­sions, and high­light­ing your favourite ac­ces­sories and or­na­ments by re­flect­ing them into your vi­sion from dif­fer­ent an­gles.

Here are some tips on how to en­hance the look k of your home us­ing mir­rors.

Mir­rors can help in im­prov­ing g light. Place a mir­ror ad­ja­cent to a win­dow to per­fectly catch the an­gle of light from out­side and bounce it through the win­dow. By y so do­ing you will be op­ti­mis­ing g nat­u­ral light and cre­at­ing a warm, serene at­mos­phere.

Mir­rors can be used to cre­ate tex­ture. Mount­ing a tex­tured mir­ror frame which adds a three di­men­sional level to the wall can act as state­ment fur­nish­ings in any room.

Also to add tex­ture in a room is to po­si­tion the mir­ror so it re­flects a tex­tured ob­ject al­ready in the room, be it a wooden cof­fee ta­ble, vase or faux fur throw.

Think about where you spend most of your time in that room and what an­gle you would like to see. For ex­am­ple if you like spend­ing time in your liv­ing room, when sit­ting on the couch you might like to be able to see a vase or any or any other ac­ces­sory which is po­si­tioned on the sur­face be­hind you. In that case, you can po­si­tion the mir­ror op­po­site the vase and di­rectly in your eye line.

Be unique and show off what you like, for ex­am­ple if you have a beau­ti­ful or­na­ment that you put so much ef­fort on, why not re­flect and en­joy it from dif­fer­ent an­gles?

Mir­rors are not only de­signed for in­doors, they work ev­ery­where, in­clud­ing out­doors.

Gar­den mir­rors can be placed in var­i­ous places to cre­ate a pow­er­ful ef­fect. For in­stance, against the edge of the gar­den among bloom­ing flow­ers can cre­ate the idea of a se­cret gate­way. Mir­rored pan­els on the ground among bor­ders can also make them ap­pear fuller, deeper and m more lav­ish.

The big­ger th t the mir­ror, the m more space it wi will ap­pear to cre cre­ate. Think ca care­fully about th the an­gle of the ro room you want to refl re­flect . . . plac­ing am a mir­ror op­po­site a win­dow, for ex ex­am­ple, will b br bring both na nat­u­ral light and gr green­ery into a sm smaller room. In a room where yo you are likely to have guests, a larger mir­ror ca c can in­crease the atm a at­mos­phere in the room by giv­ing the il­lu­sion of more guests.

The en­trance speaks vol­ume about your home hence your first im­pres­sion should count. Dec­o­rat­ing your en­trance by plac­ing a state­ment mir­ror in the en­trance way of a house gives the im­me­di­ate feel­ing of up­lift­ing light as soon as you en­ter.

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