An integral house accessory is a mirror. This could be any shape or design, but whichever shape or size you may choose, will do a myriad of beneficial things. There are so many on the market at the present time, and shopping for one can be an ordeal if you don’t do your research first. To begin with, it is advisable to ascertain for what purpose you will need a mirror and where it might live in your home. There are so many reasons why any type of mirror is such a good accessory to have so we have decided to list a few of these below in the hope it may point you in the right direction:
Mirrors will help to create more space and light in your home
This is without a doubt one of the most positive benefits of placing a mirror in your home. It is ideal if you have a small space such as a hall or tiny bathroom. A mirror will immediately add space as you are virtually creating a reflected space of what is already there. Think about when you go into a small shop for instance and all of the walls are mirrored, as you are browsing through the rails of clothes you turned towards more space or ‘another rail’ to find that it is only a reflection! This is a really excellent use for a large wall mirror as it gives the impression of having more than what is already there. More space makes people feel open and not closed in, thus making them feel more at home and less trapped. This is a really simple idea, but also really effective, so whichever mirror you choose make sure it is a big one!
A mirror also helps to create more light by reflecting from whichever source it may come from, be it a window or bulb and will reflect into the mirror and bounce around the room. Light and airy houses look more refreshed and up to date, and altogether more modern so a mirror for this use is equally as ideal to create that beautiful homely feel that everyone aspires to.
Mirrors make it easier for you to dress
We all know that there are some people who can sort out what they are going to wear the next day and prepare it in advance, but we are not all like that and usually leave things to the last minute…If this is the case, you will need access to a full length mirror in the morning when you have some vague idea as to what you may wish to wear. This is because you can check in a full length mirror whether you need to bother ironing something or if the shoes go with the skirt. Now, if you don’t have access to a full length mirror in this case you will be trying to either a) Stand on the toilet seat to grab a view of the bottom section of yourself or b) Be stood on your bed attempting to do the same by jumping up and down trying to make a judgment in those few split seconds that you are all in view. Let me tell you, it is worth going out and purchasing a full length mirror if only for this purpose. It will leave you a lot less stressed before work.
Mirrors are great for wall art too
Mirrors are great to create something unique in your home. By using a series of smaller round mirrors, you can position them in a really nice splash across your lounge wall. Round wall mirrors look great used in this way, as they have a sort of retro sixties feel if they have been positioned against some really funky, bold wall paper. At night, a series of these smaller round mirrors will bounce the light around the room helping to achieve a more relaxed and ambient surroundings. The twinkle of mirrors will help to really bring your room alive and be a great talking point with your guests. In a similar vein, by using a really large round mirror, it will help to reflect more light and will create more space as we discussed earlier, but it will also create a fantastic centre piece in your home. A round wall mirror will always look impressive and the beauty of it’s curvature will soften your décor.
Square wall mirrors can be equally as interesting if you position them in a cubist fashion. If you choose to put them in a step formation they could also look really nice. Really though, what you choose to do is up to you, but try to use your creativity as it helps to use mirrors in a alternative ways so that you can benefit from all the practical positives as well as creating something different from what anyone else may have in their home. try looking for an art deco miror.