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Every homeowner should know a little bit about interior design. If not for incorporating colour into the home, then to avoid any costly permanent building changes that can be easily accomplished with the use of a few inexpensive home accessories. For instance, if your living room is looking a little small for your liking, then you might have considered an extension. This is a time-consuming, permanent, and even expensive change to make. But did you know that you can create the illusion of a bigger space with the help of one simple item - a mirror? It’s true! And mirrors have many other benefits that can add true value to your home for less than….well, most things really. EZ Living Furniture is delighted to be able to share these benefits and tips with you (below) in the hopes of creating the ideal home for you and your family.
When placed next to a light source such as a window or behind a switched-on table lamp, a mirror can boost the brightness in an entire room. This is especially important and useful for those of you who have particularly dark corners in a hallway or sitting room.
Enlarge smaller spaces with the use of a mirror. These reflective beauties are capable of doubling the space in a room or at least making it appear as if it has doubled. Transform a small bedsit with a rectangular wall mirror, or use a slim, full-length mirror to make a narrow hallway look much bigger.
Mirrors have the amazing ability to enhance something or deflect attention away from it. When facing something, a mirror will reflect this image around the room. For instance, if a mirror is placed in front of a textured, bright coloured vase, it will incorporate and reflect more colour and texture into the entire room. Awkward-shaped spaces can be completely repurposed with the use of a full-length mirror. Divert the attention away from sloping ceilings or small gaps by filling them with a square, rectangular, or round mirror.
Usually, a fireplace will serve as an excellent focal point in most living rooms. When a wall mirror is placed above this, it tends to further exaggerate the centre of the room. For sitting rooms without a fireplace, a wall mirror is a great tool for dictating the middle point of the room.
EZ TIP: To help determine whether a mirror’s shape and size will suit your wall, use a piece of paper. Cut this paper to the same shape and size as the mirror you wish to purchase. Fit this to the wall and stand back. Is it too big? Is it too small? Is the shape all wrong for your room? Now is the time to fully examine and reconsider your choice.
As you can see, mirrors can be wonderful additions to any home and offer a whole host of benefits. And because mirrors are available in a large range of shapes and sizes, you can fully enjoy the advantages of a mirror while still expressing your individual taste and style.
Check out the full range of EZ Living Furniture mirrors here.
For more individualised decor, consider getting a piece of wall art to place alongside them.
Interesting Read: Choosing the right wall art for your home.