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Shahab Shokouhi from Dulles Glass and Mirror
6 Decorating Tips for Your In-Home Mirrors
to utilize mirrors in your home. While mirrors are a highly functional piece of home décor, there are many ways to expand their functionality, while expanding the beauty in your home.
(2) Create the Effect of Another Window
If your home does not get as much sunlight as you would like, place a mirror directly across from a window. This will give the effect of having a second window in your room, and a brighter room is a more spacious-looking room. This tip is very useful in smaller studio apartments and condos that don’t make the most of natural light, while extending reality.
(3) Go Floral
Getting the mirror is one thing, but deciding what to place in front of it is another. Often times a floral arrangement, or another piece of decorative art in front of the mirror will add a beautiful touch to your room. This is especially important when hanging a mirror above your fireplace mantel. Decorative mirrors work best with floral.
(4) Going Full Length, Without The Installation
One thing you may not be up for is having a wall mirror custom installed into your home. This will involve having a custom-fitted mirror installed by a glass and mirror company’s installers. If you’re not looking for that kind of hassle, consider a very large, decorative wall mirror. If you go big enough, you can simply lean it up against the wall.
(5) Do It Yourself!
(6) Double the Size of a Room
Mirrors can also be used to double the size of a room. A wall-length mirror placed at the end of room will double its perceived space. This may require a custom mirrored wall installation, but the results will make your space look twice as roomy.
Lastly, think outside the box. Glass and mirror companies can now do custom-cut mirrors. This means in any geometric shape you can think of. Mirrors can be cut to any template; this means you can truly have a one of a kind mirror piece in your home.
About the Author Shahab Shokouhi is a Writer at Dulles Glass and Mirror -- a manufacturer of commercial and residential glass products including tempered glass, replacement glass, and shower doors.