Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Creating Impact With Mirrors

Mirrors add style and sophistication to our homes. Here are a few design tricks that outline why I enjoy working with mirrors:

Shine A little Light
A mirror hung to reflect a window gives the illusion of another window in the room. The space will look bigger and, depending on the weather report, brighter.

Add Space
Prop up a large mirror (at least three-fourths as tall as the wall). It’s a classic interior decorator’s trick to create instant―square footage.

Bring the Drama
Venetian mirrors — which have designs etched into their surface — glam up any room: bedroom, bathroom, entryway, and even dining room.

Illusion and Impact
Break up a mirrored wall with moulding or hang smaller square mirrors evenly from ceiling down for a polished look and to create the illusion of more space