Using mirrors to create ‘space’ in your home is possibly the smartest interior decision that you can make. Without structural change or disruption, you can instantly open up every room in your home by the deployment of the right mirror in the right place.
Spring welcomes the return of longer days and lighter evenings – it’s the right time of the year to make decisions on your décor. You’ll see where the morning sun hits your walls and find out how you can make the most of a honeyed sunset. With nature springing forth, your mirrors offer you the opportunity to reflect on what’s happening in the garden, from the gentle pink of the cherry blossom to the startling azure sky of one of the first great days of the year.
There’s not a room that won’t benefit from the strategic use of mirrors, from capturing light in a small cloakroom to embracing the wide expanse of light flooding in through bi-fold doors. With Spring almost in full blossom, make changes that will see you through the summer and into the darker months.
While invention and innovative staging is always encouraged, there are some key rules that will help you get started with mirror placement. You can use mirrors to
- Capture light from windows
- Bounce internal lighting
- Make walls seem bigger
- Break through visual clutter
- Create a statement focal point in your room
Making Your Room Bigger
Mirrors capture light from any available windows and instantly add a feeling of light and space to your room, making the room feel bigger. Contemporary mirrors, such as the Camden mirror in black, can be leant against a wall to bounce the light. Using an oversized mirror, such as the Highbury or Islington leaners, lets you open up an entire small wall or break up a long stretch. These mirrors look fabulous in bedrooms where they reflect the light from the sky and offer a great place to perfect your outfit, without reflecting the street or road below.
Bring your Room Together
They say that the hearth is the heart of the home and this is certainly true when there’s a winter fire roaring, but an unlit fireplace in Spring creates a dark space. Placing a framed mirror – like the Richmond antique or the Liberty in brushed gold – brings depth and light to your room, as well as adding a dash of design flair. Our overmantle mirrors pair sleek lines with discrete embellishment to add interest to your room.
Clean and Sleek or Period Pieces
We love the smooth sleek lines of contemporary mirrors as they work well in any home, but sometimes it’s important to recognise the heritage of your property. Our decorative range marries the traditional framed mirror and a contemporary edge, so you won’t have to compromise on your style credentials. While the Highbury and Carved Louis mirrors complete a room, the Hamilton Round Wall mirror offers an alternative but classic look.
The Smallest Room in the House?
House design and style can be charted by the footprint of a bathroom. Whether your property has a large and modern bathroom or you’re working with a smaller room, opening your bathroom up with a mirror can make a true style statement about your home. While the Bexley adds a dash of class, the Stella brings an unparalleled opulence and decadence to your bathroom. Using beautifully finished mirrors marks your bathroom out as a priority, rather than a functional afterthought and speaks volumes about your eye for design. Bouncing light from windows adds to the feeling of space and picks out highly polished chrome and other design points. If you have a free-standing bath, a floor to ceiling mirror behind the bath can create a window-like aspect to your room while maintaining your privacy.
Like throwing open our windows on the first warm day of the Spring, mirrors bring light into our homes and help us to include little flashes of the natural world in their reflections. Make this Spring your change to makeover your property with some stunning mirrors – shop now.