Typically used in interior decoration to create an illusion of space, the modern day mirror has its origins dated as far back as 6000BC when man most likely used pools of dark, still water, or water collected in primitive vessels to create the reflections we now take very much for granted. From bronze mosaic wall mirrors, to vanity mirrors, mirrors can add sparkle to your decor; add depth and light to small room spaces; and or add glamor to a bathroom. This article will offer tips on how to effectively spruce up your room with mirrors.
In contemporary art, the softness of old mirrors is sometimes replicated for use in interior design. Reproduction antiqued mirrors can bring color and texture to an otherwise hard, cold reflective surface. It is an artistic process that has been attempted by many and perfected by few, however, to the end user mirrors are somehow the easiest way to bring to life, not to mention a fresh sense of class, sophistication and drama to any room in today's modern home.
A shining example of emphasis on style put to the test, or as the case may be, demonstrated by bronze mosaic wall mirrors make up an array of wall mirror designs that range from the grace and opulence of oval mirrors, to the vanity style mirror that is traditionally a popular addition of choice for dressing areas, make-up tables or bathroom counters. It is therefore not uncommon for contemporary artists to use mirrors as the material of art, like in mirror-sculptures and paintings on mirror surfaces. Some would even build special mirror installations such as neon cubes just to enhance their reflection.
Armed with this short background on mirrors and how and why they came into existence, it is time to stimulate your creative flow in working with mirrors to add color and grace to your living space.
Mirrors do not always have to be for looking into to see a reflection of yourself … that much we do know. And neither are they a quick fix solution to creating a sense of space to an otherwise cramped and even even bland looking room. Mirrors, when applied correctly to surfaces in your home can easily make a statement as to who you are and what you are about. Mirrors can talk. That's what I always say. Here are a few simple tips on how to make mirrors speak to you and of you when used correctly in interior decor.
To brighten up a room, place the mirror on the wall opposite the window in that room. It's reflection of light entering the room will instantly brighten up the room during the day and add depth and the feeling of space when the curtains are drawn by night. And in the case of a room without a window, use a mirror to increase the brightness of a room by placing a bright burning lamp on the mantle or atop a shelf in front of the mirror. The mirror will reflect the light the way it would be natural light from a window. Problem solved! Obviously, the larger the mirror, the more light it can reflect. Brightening up the room is just one advantage, as it will inadvertently make the room look much larger. And if you were to hang identical mirrors on either side of a window or fireplace, it would maximize this effect. And also, hanging large mirrors on walls that are most visible when entering a room, can quite effectively maximize the size of the room by making it appear larger.
So the next time you're in search of ways to increase the size of your living space; create a personal touch that defines you and who you are; considering making minor additions using arrangement tips contained in this article to achieve that with mirrors.