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Using mirrors to make your home feel bigger and brighter!

Using mirrors creatively and thoughtfully in your home can make them not only useful for checking you still look beautiful, but also for capturing all the natural light available in the space and projecting it into the darker corners, creating the illusion of the room being larger than it really is. You don’t need to spend a fortune, you just need to bring out the interior designer in you.

Mirrors can also be used to highlight your favourite accessories, ornaments and artwork by reflecting them into your vision from different angles. Lionshome have a great selection of mirrors for you to choose from to help you create the look you’re after.

Here are a few tips on how to make the mirrors in your house work to their full potential.

Improve the lighting

Placing a mirror in the correct place in a room allows you to optimise all the natural light. Try placing the mirror opposite a large window to perfectly catch the angle of light and bounce it throughout the room.

Create texture

Mirrors can be used to create texture by installing a textured frame to your mirror which will add a three dimensional level to your wall, acting as a statement and focal point in any room.

Another way to add texture to a room is to position your mirror so that it reflects a textured object already in the room; such as a wooden coffee table, your favourite vase or even a beautiful fireplace…if you have one!

Think about where you spend most of your time in that particular room and what angle you’d like to see the most of. For example, when sitting on the sofa in your living room, you might like to be able to see your fireplace at a better angle, in which case, you can position the mirror opposite the fireplace and directly in your eye line so you get to watch the flames dancing and swirling, perfect on those cold wintery nights.

Don’t forget the garden

Remember that mirrors aren’t just for use indoors, many can also be used in the garden as well to show off your beautifully kept flowers and shrubs. Why not reflect these stunning plants and enjoy it from more than one angle.

Garden mirrors can be placed in numerous places to create a powerful effect, for instance, against the perimeter of your garden, amongst your flourishing shrubbery can create the idea of a  and an entrance into another area of your garden.  Alternatively, you can place a set of mirrors along your wall or fence to make your seating area feel bigger and more spacious.

The illusion of space

The bigger the mirror, the more space it will appear to create in your home. Think carefully about the angle of your room and what you want your mirror to reflect. Placing a mirror opposite a window will bring in more natural light and greenery (if you have any outside said window) into a smaller room, brightening u the space and giving it the feel of a bigger room.

In a room, perhaps a dining area, where you’re likely to entertain guests, a larger mirror can increase the atmosphere by giving the illusion of more guests.

Your hallway

A statement mirror in the hall or entrance way of your home will give the feeling of space and uplifting light as soon as you enter. It can also make an enclosed, dark space feel brighter and less encompassing. Make the entrance to your home feel welcoming!

 

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