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You may have many reasons for adding mirrors to your home, or you may need a few more good reasons. Here are several ways to use them, some of which you may not have considered before. These are just a few ideas for decorating with mirrors. Once you see the wide selection of mirrors available, you'll be inspired to come up with some ideas of your own.
For reflection and inspection: You already know that mirrors can be used to check your reflection, but have you thought about all the places in your home where this might be handy? A vanity mirror in your bathroom will help you get your hair and make-up looking just right. A decorative mirror near your door will give you a chance to check yourself out before leaving the house. A full-length mirror next to or inside of your closet will give you a chance to make sure your shoes work with your outfit.
To illuminate: Mirrors are useful in home decor when you want to move light into a dark corner. They can reflect the light from a window or light fixture into a place that was previously filled with shadows. Hold the mirror in a few different positions before you hang it to find a spot that maximizes the light. Hang a decorative mirror above a console table, and it becomes almost like another light source when a table lamp is placed in front of it. For a romantic effect, try placing pretty candles in front of a decorative mirror.
To create an illusion: Mirrors are excellent tools for making a small room feel larger. The reflection gives the illusion of a whole other room. For extra size, place one where it can reflect the view from a window. You can also simulate a window in a small room or basement with a wall mirror. Simply hang the decorative mirror at a typical window height. To take the look further and add curtains or a valance.
To accessorize: Decorative wall mirrors can enhance your interior decor when the frame is attractive. The style you choose will add to the theme of the room. For a modern look, try a framed mirror. Even unframed mirrors can be decorative additions to any room. The shimmering, reflective quality of mirrors alone makes them a lovely accent piece. Whether you choose a small decorative mirror to sit on a bookshelf or you hang a large mirror on the wall, they will add to the look of a room.
In unexpected ways: You can also get creative when you are decorating with your mirrors. Use framed mirrors as serving trays. Think how festive a tray of sparkling champagne flutes would look when reflected in a mirror. When you place a framed mirror on an ottoman, it becomes a coffee table top. Just make sure you choose one with a sturdy back. Centerpiece mirrors are also an excellent way to add reflective shine to your home. Simply place a mirror underneath the centerpiece on your dining table. Continue the look by using round mirrors as chargers. Your dinner guests will be very impressed.
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