Where you should hang your mirrors and why
Mirrors are so much more than a looking glass to check your reflection, these super space expanding tools can transform a room when hung in the right place. You can of course hang a mirror pretty much anywhere, however if you want to make the most of your living space we suggest that you consider what you will be reflecting before you drill those holes.
Room with a view
A strategically placed mirror opposite a window can create the illusion of a second window in a room as it reflects a beautifully framed garden view to you and your guests. Whether your style is shabby chic or super sleek you can customise your mirror to suit your interior while bringing the outdoors in, perfect for apartment owners who may not have their own garden to sit in.
Bathrooms are often the first room that comes to mind when thinking of spaces that require a mirror, however their use is as important as their appearance. A bathroom can become very hot and humid causing fogged mirrors, so instead of hanging your mirror over the sink, why not place it directly above a radiator to help clear the reflection quicker when you get out of the shower? If you are a little strapped for wall space in your shower room, then opt for an illuminated reversible magnifying mirror on a retractable arm.
Dress to impress
In the absence of a walk in wardrobe, a bedroom needs to be equipped with a full-length mirror in order to check out the most suitable style combinations each morning. By placing your mirror opposite a window you will reflect the maximum amount of light and flood your room with a warm, inviting glow, as well as illuminating your outfit in the process. If you have the wall space, a large mirror hung floor to ceiling will create a dramatic dressing space within your bedroom interior.
Mirrors are the perfect accessory for your desk because they help to make a smaller office feel much more spacious, plus if your desk faces a wall the mirror will enable you to see if anyone approached from behind which will help you to feel more relaxed while you work.
As you leave…
Having a mirror near the front door enables plenty of light to be reflected back around your hallway, creating a bright, airy feel to what could otherwise be a slightly constricted space. Hang a long skinny mirror horizontally along a hall way for a contemporary edge that will instantly elongate your hall while allowing you to touch up your hair and make-up before heading out the door.
When most people think of a mirror, they will imagine a large one hung right over a fireplace which is not unsurprising seeing as this is the most common place for them to be found. The use of an ornate mirror as a central feature over a mesmerising log fire is well documented as the mirror allows the reflection of light and beauty within a room.