Perfectly positioned, a round mirror can create additional light, texture, style, and space within your home. Incorporating mirrors creatively into your home can significantly impact the look and feel of the space. Being smart about mirror placement in your home can provide you not only with a tool for checking your appearance, but also for boosting how light a room looks, creating spatial illusions and giving a sense of a larger space, and highlighting some of your home’s best features, showing them off from a range of angles.
Wondering how you can effectively incorporate round mirrors into your home and create a space that’s even more stylish? Below is a guide to everything that you need to know about using mirrors effectively to improve your home’s look and feel.
Use a round mirror to draw in more light
If your home is a little darker than you would like it to be – or an area of your home is a little darker than you would like – incorporating a stylish round mirror into the space could help to create a sense of a lighter area. By being smart about mirror placement you can optimise natural light and draw more natural light into the space.
To get the most light from a mirror, aim to place it adjacent to a window so that it is able to perfectly catch the light and reflect it back into the room. A round mirror in whatever style fits the space – be it a wooden design, a metal one, or something more unique – is ideal for using to improve the amount of natural light that a room gets.
Incorporate a round mirror that adds texture
Mirrors are an ideal tool for adding texture to an area of your home. By selecting a textured round mirror to add to an area of your home, you can increase the dimensional feel of the space. A mirror that has a three-dimensional frame can really lift the look and feel of a room, acting as a focal point for the space.
Another way that you can use a round mirror to add texture to a room in your home is to position your mirror frame so that it’s facing a textured item and reflects that item back into the room.
Position a mirror over your mantel piece
If you are going to hang a round mirror over the top of your mantel piece, work on the rule of thirds to determine where you should hang it. How it works is simple: measure the height of your mantel piece, double that and you have the perfect height to position the mirror at.
Just remember that when adding a round mirror above your mantel piece, the mirror shouldn’t be any wider than the mantel piece itself. So, make sure to pick a mirror design that’s the right size for the mantel piece, as well as being the right fit for the room.
Use a round mirror to add the impression of space
A carefully positioned mirror design can help to add the illusion of space to a room. As a rule of thumb, the larger the mirror design, the more space it will seem to create. Of course, what you don’t want to do is add a mirror that’s too larger or overbearing for the room, as this would be a serious design mistake.
Take the time to think about the side of the room that you would like to reflect and what angle you would like to focus on. Say you were to place a large round mirror facing a window, it would not only enhance the size of the room, but it would also reflect more light into the space.
Incorporate a mirror into your hallway
If you want to improve the look and feel of your home’s hallway, adding a large, statement round mirror could help you to do that. A large statement mirror can create the sense of a lighter and more spacious home and can be a great way to welcome guests into the place.
Just make sure to choose a round mirror design that’s a good fit for your home’s style and tone. For instance, if your home is an older building, you might not want to pick a mirror design that’s too modern, for example. Instead, you would be better off opting for a more traditional mirror design to complement the theme of space.
There you have it, a few tips for using round mirrors to create a more stylishand more spacious feeling home.
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