People have mirrors throughout their homes, from the front hallway to the bathroom to the vanity in their bedroom. Mirrors are often only thought of as functional items that help a person shave or put on makeup in the morning, but they can be so much more than that. As a decorative item, a mirror can bring artistic flair to a room and help with the ambiance by reflecting and bouncing light. At Masterpiece Lighting in Atlanta, our interior design experts can help you choose the perfect mirrors for your home.
Finding the Right Location
A bathroom mirror is easy to place – simply install it above the sink and you’re ready to go – but what about the other rooms in your house? Finding the right location for a mirror doesn’t have to be tricky, and thinking about how the mirror will react with the natural and artificial space can give you an idea of where to start. You want the mirror to enhance the room’s ambiance, not detract from it, and in the right spot the mirror will make the room feel more spacious and inviting.
A full-length mirror between two full-length windows can give the illusion that there’s another window, and the mirror will reflect natural light into the room. After the sun has gone down and you’ve turned the overhead light on, the artificial light will be better spread around the room. You’ll want to be sure a bulb isn’t directly focused on the mirror, as this can create glare that hits the eye when you walk into the room.
If you have wall with a chest or bureau against it, consider putting a large mirror behind it to give the illusion that the room is bigger than it actually is. This is a great option for smaller homes and apartments with limited space and only one or two light fixtures in each room.
Many homeowners love the look of round or oval mirrors, and they can provide the perfect design touch in your entryway or front hallway. They can also be functional for checking your hair or makeup before you leave or after you come into the house, and the various style options make it easy to find one that matches your other decor. Round mirrors aren’t often large enough to play with the light in a room, but if you have console table with a lamp on it, the lamp and mirror can complement each other and create the perfect design touch for any small space.
Mirrors offer a number of versatile options for home lighting and design, and you can find the best selection at Masterpiece. Simply adding one mirror to the right spot in your living room or dining room can make a difference in how the light shines and bounces around the space. Visit our showrooms in Atlanta or Roswell today for the ideal interior design options.