Using Mirrors in Interior Design: Through The Looking Glass

Whether it's to open up space, reflect light or simply to enhance the room, shabby chic mirrors are a must in the home. At Flora Furniture, we provide many unique mirror designs to suit all your interior needs.

Reflection

A small room can have the appearance of a large one if you incorporate mirrors into the layout. Mirrors allow light to dance around the room to give off a more expansive feel.

The reflective surface of a mirror provides the illusion of depth, so French-style leaning mirrors can lean against the far ends of short hallways to visually lengthen the passageway. Hanging a big mirror on to the wall behind the dining room table can accentuate the festive mood of any dining room party.

Focal Point

Mirrors can be used as a natural focal point in a room. Extra large shabby chic mirrors are a great way to add an extra focal point above fireplaces,boosting the aesthetic appeal of the room. To add to the appeal, place a vase of flowers and a few glowing candles on the mantel piece in front of the mirror. This is an excellent way to make the most out of the room. A great way to add irresistible colourful eye-candy is a single mirror with a colourful tiled frame or a metal sunburst design.

Conceal

Mirrors are an excellent way to conceal storage. Mirrors can hide cupboards in an island bench which has been raised from the floor to provide the illusion of the dining space extending beyond the kitchen island.

The mirrors can also add light into the space while concealing books, TVs or clothes. Wall cabinets are also a great way to keep particular items hidden. You can introduce a bathroom wall cabinet with mirrors to keep the room looking neat and tidy whilst concealing your products.

Magnify space

Shabby chic bedroom mirrors can magnify space in the bedroom if they are placed above your bed. A mirror over the bed can create a sense of depth which can make a small bedroom feel a lot bigger. In a small space, things might look and feel cramped, so place a large floor length mirror behind big furniture pieces, ideally the same width to maximise the wall space. A single mirror in the kitchen is encouraged as it can make space look and feel bigger, however, more than one may overwhelm the kitchen space.

Motivation

Mirrors in the home gym provide an air of practicality as well as making the space look good. They are useful for when you are stretching as the mirrors allow you to see which parts of your body you are stretching and what positions you are in while lifting.

The aesthetic reason is that they can make the place feel brighter and airier, giving off the feeling that space is bigger than it actually is. It is also cost-effective as wiping down mirrors is cheaper than buying tins of paint every couple of months.

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