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How To Best Use Mirrors In Your Home

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No matter what room you are designing, there are a plethora of different elements available at your disposal.

One of the most useful and versatile ones today is the use of a mirror.

In addition to being a very functional piece, mirrors are a great design element that can really open up some space and add some personality to a room.

What Mirrors Can Do

If you find yourself in a smaller room in your home or in an apartment, a mirror is one of the best pieces you have available to make it feel much larger than it actually is.

By hanging one or two of these pieces on the wall, the reflection of space and light creates an optical illusion that makes the space feel much bigger.

Mirrors are also a great way to add more natural light to an area that make be slightly dimmer.

By placing one of these in your entry way or across the room from a smaller window, it will reflect the light in the room, automatically doubling the feel of the amount of light that is present.

Where To Use Mirrors

The question isn't really "where should you use a mirror," but rather "where shouldn't you use a mirror?"

The great answer to this question is nowhere.

From the dining room, living room, kitchen, even behind your bedroom dresser, the possibilities are endless for where you can place this piece and how it can improve the overall look of your place.

What Kinds of Mirrors to Use

Another great aspect of using mirrors as functional design pieces in your home is that there is no limit to what shape or size of mirror you can use in any space.

Do you have a long hallway that branches off into the different bedrooms and guest bathrooms in your home?

A long narrow mirror that is hung horizontally down the hallway is an outstanding aesthetic feature to hang up that can also make the hallway feel wider than it actually is.

Does your bedroom feel a little empty?

A tall mirror standing seven or eight feet high is a great piece to stick over in an empty corner.

Not only adding class, this element can fill up some space and add a unique design feature of the reflecting furniture throughout the area.

Wanting to take up some space on a blank wall but can't afford to drop a couple hundred dollars on a monster mirror?

Invest in two slightly smaller ones and stick them side by side on the wall.

Not only does this accomplish the similar goal you were after with the large piece, you have an even more unique looking design feature that is sure to impress any of your guests.

If you are looking for a new twist on your home decor, look no further than the introduction of mirrors into any room in your home.