Wall mirrors can give a modern look and feel to any area when hung in strategic places. They can create the illusion of a larger space in small areas, or make a plain large room look more exciting. A large wall mirror, when positioned in the right place, can be your room’s wall decor or the centerpiece in place of art or other ornaments.
Here are some tips on how to decorate your room spectacularly with large wall mirrors:
- Regardless of the room, you want your mirrors to reflect something interesting, like a large exotic plant, painting, other decorations or the main design features, like a beautiful window or fireplace, to create a spacious appearance or a brighter room.
- In a poorly lit room, place lamps near the mirror so that the light reflects into the farthest corners. It will also help enhance parts of the room that are not usually noticed.
- In entrance hallways, mirrors are best placed on the opposite side from where the door opens, or directly across the door in a smaller area.
- Place a long and narrow console table beneath a large wall mirror, then line the table with candles of different shapes and sizes. When lit, the candles will give a beautiful and comforting flicker, and the mirror will give more depth and an elegant ambiance to the room.
- Hanging mirrors at an angle towards each other will create a mosaic effect. The image reflected will appear broken into several parts but the objects reflected will not appear distorted, retaining the mirrors’ reflective function.
- Fragmentation is a method of placing several long mirrors near each other for a continuous but fragmented view of a hallway. Not only does this create a unique effect, it also enlarges the appearance of the wall. If the long mirrors are placed horizontally, it will give a wider effect, while a vertical placement can lengthen the wall’s appearance.
There are tons of interesting mirrors to choose from, and you should have no problem finding one (or several) that fit you and your room’s style. Remember that before hanging the mirrors, you must first have the design drawn out so you know how they will look like against the wall.
Also try propping up the mirrors in the areas you want to place them (or have someone to help you) so you have an idea what objects or areas they reflect. You wouldn’t want to make a dozen holes in your wall and having to fill them in later.