Why Interior Designers love mirrors
BEYOND THE PRACTICAL
Mirrors not only add a decorative element to an interior space but carefully executed, they can maximise the space, enhance the light, conceal storage, add opulence, create interest or magnify and reflect the beauty of any room or view.We’ve gathered some tips and inspiring imagery to assist with how to successfully utilise mirrors in your interior space.
MAXIMISE A SPACE
Aside from soaring ceilings and gigantic windows, there’s no better way to maximise a space than a well-placed mirror. Expanding walls, amplifying light or breaking up visual clutter, mirrors can be utilised to solve just about any design dilemma.
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF LIGHTING
Placing a mirror behind a light source such as a candle, a floor lamp or a pendant light will help to maximise the lights reach while creating a magical ambience and alluring effect.
INTEGRATION WITH FURNITURE
Using a large mirror behind or above a piece of furniture allows the item to appear more prominent and purposeful. Examples of this include integrating a mirror within an entry way, above a console or applying a mirror to the wall above a sofa. This adds depth to the space, allows the space to feel lighter and larger and also adds a decorative element.