The focus of interior design is often placed on statement furniture pieces and choosing a flattering colour scheme, and all too often this results in empty walls that lack the finishing touches needed to tie a room together. Here at William Wood Mirrors, we believe that the secret lies in the way that mirrors can be used in order to allow interior design to flourish and achieve the look desired. Read on as we go over three different approaches...
Brightening a Room
A mirror can increase the amount of light in a room depending on where it is placed. The most effective way to accomplish this is to hang a mirror opposite or next to a window where natural light is able to enter as this light will bounce off the reflective surface and into the room. In a sense, mirrors used in this way help double your light source and may even help make a room feel significantly bigger.
Using the Mirror as a Focal Point
A room that lacks an existing focal point can be difficult to decorate because there isn’t a feature to draw a person’s attention to as they enter a room. As such, mirrors can be an effective interior design tool as they can be hung on the wall in order to dictate the centre of the room. In fact, hanging a mirror above a fireplace, which could be argued to be an existing focal point, will only exaggerate the impact that the mirror has.
There are a number of different mirror styles to choose from and decorative mirrors are gaining more and more traction each year. Simply choose a bold, large mirror or a collection of smaller mirrors and hang them with the intention of decorating a wall. When mirrors are used in this way, it can be helpful to build your room around it and invest in furniture that complements the statement mirror itself rather than the other way around.
Mirrors are incredibly versatile and the wide range of different styles and shapes allows homeowners to play with their interior design in order to execute the finishing touches perfectly. Here at William Wood Mirrors, our array of mirrors offer a luxury appeal that can be personalised by colour, shape and style according to your design requirements so get in contact to find out more today.