Springtime is right around the corner, and that means that it is time for spring cleaning. Once you have cleared out your home and gotten rid of excess clutter, you'll have a clean slate upon which you can start fresh to create beautiful décor that speaks to you. One of the hottest trends in home décor these days is the strategic use of mirrors throughout your home. Here's how you can take advantage of this popular trend:
Use Mirrored Furniture to Your Advantage
If you have a large piece of furniture that is taking up a lot of space in the middle of a room, like a coffee table or desk, applying mirrors to it can help to open up the room. When you use mirrors on furniture, you trick the eye into looking through the piece rather than directly at it, so it seems as though the piece is no longer there, creating the illusion of more space.
Use Mirrors in Narrow Hallways and Staircases
Narrow hallways and staircases can often feel a bit claustrophobic. To open up the space and make it feel larger, place a narrow, vertical mirror at the end of the hallway. This helps to improve the flow from room to room as you walk along the hallway.
Make Mirrors a Focal Point
Rather than hanging pieces of art on your walls, you can create a stunning look with an ornate or antique mirror. Be sure to choose one with lots of fine detail work around the frame to truly create a focal point for your room. Your guests won't be able to stop talking about it!
Use Large Mirrors in Tiny Rooms
One of the most wonderful properties of mirrors is that they have the ability to magnify a small space and make it seem significantly larger than it actually is. Use this fact to your advantage by placing large mirrors in the smallest rooms of your home. They will appear to have miraculously doubled in size. The larger the mirror, the greater the effect.
Don't Place Mirrors Haphazardly Around Your Home
Take care not to go too overboard with the mirrors. As with any décor, the placement of your mirrors requires careful thought and planning to ensure that your home looks its best. If you simply place mirrors all over the place with no cohesive direction, it will just look cluttered and disorganized.
When you are ready to redecorate your home using mirrors, come by DeSola Glass, Art & Frame Gallery. We can help you decide on the perfect custom frame to make your mirror truly stand out as a focal point in your home. We are experts at what we do, so come on by to see us today!