Often side-lined as a heavy and sometimes clumsy-looking piece of wall decoration, mirrors are making a comeback just in time for the new season.
When the days are darker, any piece of furniture you can use to maximise the natural light from your windows should be considered as a welcome addition to your home, but where and how should they be installed?
Here’s a quick guide to adding a mirror or two to a few rooms in your home, and making your décor as warm and inviting as possible.
No matter if your home is traditionally-styled or modern and contemporary, placing a beautiful mirror next to your window will aid light reflection and allow you to take advantage of the low winter sun. As well as making your space appear greater than its real dimensions, mirrors can bring the style of your room together. If your lounge is home to a set of oak furniture, why not add to the look with an oak-framed mirror, such as the elegant selection from Wren Living?
As well as the standard full-length mirror for confirming your outfit in the morning, there is so much more fun to be had with a mirror in the bedroom.
Take your dressing table, for example. The simple and sophisticated Sorrento Dressing Table from HomesDirect365 is style with Venetian-inspired flair and combines a mirrored top and drawers with black wooden legs for ultimate chicness. It is subtle, yet classic and offers a distinct variation on the standard use of mirrors in the bedroom.
Flooding your bathroom with too many mirrors is not ideal, so it’s best to opt for something subtle that doesn’t fight for wall space.
If you’re refurbishing your bathroom, why not add a mirrored brick every third or fourth tile, just to break up your design? Or if you want to add some mirrored touches to your current bathroom, opt to line your tiles or skirting boards with small mosaic tiles, such as those from Walls and Floors, instead.