MAKE A STATEMENT
When we imagine a focal point in a bedroom, we often think of a stylish bed, headboard or bedding, or maybe a dramatic pendant light or piece of art. However, mirrors can also make a powerful style statement. An oversized mirror, special treatment on the reflective surface or mirrors with decorative frames automatically attract the eye. Place them on the most visually prominent walls or tables as the décor hero of the room. You can even put a light behind the mirror to enhance its visual prominence for more of a statement.
ILLUSION OF SPACE
Even if you don’t have a large master bedroom, incorporating mirrors into your décor can give the illusion that the space is much bigger than it is. Hang a mirror in a direction that reflects open space to double the spatial effect. The same goes for your en suite. And if have a corridor that leads to the bedroom, use mirrors to broaden the narrow space. You can place a few identical mirrors side by side along the hallway wall to make it look wider.
While a mirror can easily double the appeal of a room through its reflection, it can also increase the brightness of a room. If you have a bedroom that doesn’t have a lot of natural light, hang a mirror across from the window to augment the natural light. You can also arrange mirrors so they reflect artificial lighting. If you have a large pendant light, try hanging a mirror to reflect both the shape and light of the lighting fixture.
While a mirror can augment the space and light in a room, it can also act as a spotlight on other statement pieces. Take advantage of a mirror’s reflection to draw attention to a gorgeous vase or another attractive feature of the interior. Reciprocally, try to avoid placing mirrors where they can reflect less desirable areas, such as a cluttered desk or closet.
If you follow the ancient Chinese practice of Feng Shui, which uses energy forces to harmonise individuals with their surroundings, mirrors represent water and can help balance a room. For the best energy flow, avoid hanging mirrors to reflect the bed, instead hang one to reflect open spaces or in the entryway to welcome you into your peaceful place.
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