Oak mirrors, dressing table mirrors, living room mirrors: these are all household items that we use pretty much daily and yet not something we tend to give much consideration to when designing interiors or picking out furniture.
But a well-placed mirror can have many benefits in the home – they create the illusion of more space, improve lighting and act as a bold and eye-catching focal point. Here are just a few rooms that may benefit from a strategically placed mirror and the best styles to choose from.
Dining Room Mirrors
The dining room can be a bland and functional area that tends to be neglected when it comes to intricate interior design. Adding a framed mirror to the room could be the perfect way to create an understated touch of character.
Large rectangular mirrors could work well above a table, while smaller mirrors can reflect lighting to make the room feel bigger. If you are lucky enough to have decorative lighting units such as chandeliers in your dining area, then a well-placed mirror could reflect this to a give a luxurious and impressive illusion.
Dressing Room Mirrors
A dressing table mirror is a staple requirement in any ‘getting ready’ ritual. Perhaps one of the most well-used mirrors in the home, this one tends to be used for more practical purposes rather than decor.
Free-standing oak mirrors like the Opus Oak Dressing Table Mirror and the Vermont Oak Dressing Table Mirror are cost-effective and add a rustic, warming feel to both traditional bedrooms and dressing areas.
More contemporary styles like the Torridge Painted Pine Single Mirror With Drawer also come with drawers to store your beauty items in. Of course, you can also buy dressing tables and units with built-in mirrors, but these tend to be a little more costly.
Living Room Mirrors
Many people like to hang pictures, prints and canvases in their living spaces, and a mirror should be no exception. The use of an oak mirror tends to be popular due to their longevity, durability and versatility – they are easily able to fit into both modern and contemporary surroundings.
A painted or distressed mirror can be a great statement item in a living area, and opting for a bevelled edge is a good sign of quality and provides a nice finishing touch for a decorative piece that is bound to be seen in a room in which people tend to hang out.
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