Mirrors are a perfect way to accessorize any space in your home. They add depth to a flat wall and make a room appear larger. Treat the mirrors in your home as decorative pieces rather than a functional addition to the space. Accessorizing with mirrors adds a focal point to a space and adds interest to a wall. They reflect light and create shadows as the bright Arizona sun shines through your home. Follow the rules of hanging art when displaying mirrors in your home.
Height matters. If you stand in the middle of a room, place the mirror at eye level so it aligns with the top third of the mirror. Group smaller mirrors together to add interest to a wall or decorate an entire wall with mirrors to add more depth to a room. This trick works wonders in small spaces that also get limited natural light. Oversized floor-length mirrors add grandeur in large rooms with high ceilings. Do not attempt to hang an oversized mirror! Lean it against the wall for a casual effect that also feels sophisticated.
Walls with mirrors must reflect engaging décor on the opposite wall. Add bright colored wall accents or strategically place a beautiful painting you love in the mirrors reflection to give it more importance in the space. Make sure you accessorize your space with bold table pieces or interesting pillow accents to reflect as much color as possible. Mirrors also act as art on the wall. Choose a frame with decorative handcrafted details for an ornate aesthetic or a sleek and strong frame for a modern appeal. Compliment your existing décor accordingly.
The aesthetic of a space often dictates the shape of a mirror. You should be daring with your choice, as you want to stand out amongst friends! Choose an oval shaped mirror, or group smaller mirrors together to form a wall of mirrors, as this doubles as functional wall art in any room of your home! Choose a round mirror for a very angular room to create an unexpected contrast. Oval mirrors and unique shaping, decadent frame embellishment, or a combination of small-form pieces all lend themselves to the creation of an organic art statement in your home. Reinvent any space in your home with ornate mirrors or opt for a modern touch with an oversized mirror! Visit La Maison Interiors for more inspiration on the perfect mirror for your home.