Feature walls, or accent walls, are making a comeback among homeowners. A feature wall is a wall that stands out in a room with a specific feature: decor, stone, a different color, and so forth.
If you’re looking to add a mirror accent wall to your home, here are a few reasons to choose mirrors.
- Enlarge Small Spaces
While mirrors cannot actively make a room bigger, they can give the appearance that the room is larger than it actually is. This is perfect for those who live in smaller spaces.
- Brighten Up A Room
Light bounces off a mirror and this can make a darker space appear brighter. Not only is the light reflected, but other objects both outside and inside the home are reflected as well. In turn, the brightens your room and gives an airy feel to your space.
- Stylistic Statement
- Cover Problem Areas
Perhaps you have a wall with several holes, patches, or other eyesores. Placing a mirror over the problem area is a great way to make your room appear put together and classy.
- It’s Feng Shui Approved
Feng Shui is a method of decorating that brings balance to the room using earth elements. Because water is symbolic of mirrors, it helps to bring mirrors into hard spaces to soften them a bit.
- Attractive Space
Mirrors can make your room appear more attractive. They reflect the objects in the room and in return, this can help you see all the objects in the room that you might miss otherwise.
- You Like It
Let’s face it: you don’t have to have a mirror wall in your room for a specific reason. If you love the mirror and it looks great in the space, then by all means keep it there! You will feel much more at home and comfortable with decor that’s uniquely you.
Do’s and Don’ts of The Mirror Wall
Mirrors are a wonderful way to keep your rooms looking brighter and bigger. And the great thing is that they’re fairly easy to hang, arrange, and create.
If you’re ready to start hanging mirrors in your home there are some dos and don’ts to make it work well. Here’s how to start.
- Be Strategic
Where you place the mirror will depend largely on the look you’re trying to achieve. Do you want to create more space, reflect light, or create a specific ambiance?
Placing a mirror over a mantle, for example, can create a focal point in your room. Putting mirrors in hallways makes your hallway seem larger and longer, or place them in the dining room, or child’s room.
Decide which spaces in your home you want to improve and consider placing a mirror there.
When the mirror is larger, you create the illusion of a spacious room. If you’re looking to make the room appear bigger, you’ll want to look for a larger mirror or make it an entire wall.
Smaller mirrors might work as well in bathrooms or bedrooms if you need them for functional purposes. Generally speaking, though, the mirror size should be proportionate to the size of the room.
When you’re shopping for mirrors, you might come across very traditional shapes like circles and squares. However, playing around with different shaped mirrors could add a unique element to your home. Try playing around with other shapes that are outside of the box.
Not only shapes, but mirrors that have art pieces like mirrored mosaics are wonderful conversation pieces and have a distinct look while acting as art and as a mirror.
- Focal Wall
You don’t have to place different mirrors all-around your home to have a great effect. An entire focal wall with mirrors is a beautiful feature in any home. However, you’ll want to call in the professionals to have it installed properly.
- Consider Others
While hanging a mirror in the dining room may make your space feel larger, no one wants to watch themselves eating dinner. Be considerate of the placement of your mirror so others are not turned off by its presence. You want the mirror to bring joy into the room, but when people are aware of its presence, it distracts from the true purpose of the placed mirror.
- Hang it With Other Decor
A mirror hanging on its own is a great piece, but if it’s among other art pieces it can stand out even more. You can hang it among pictures, letter decor, or other pieces you love to really make a statement in your room.
Is A Mirror Wall Right For You?
A mirror wall is a wonderful way to improve the look of your home and capture the attention of your guests. Whether it’s a large or small mirror wall, you can feel confident that this unique and sophisticated piece will be a conversation starter for many years.
Are you looking for the right company to install your mirror wall and help you create your vision? If you need help deciding what you want your mirror wall to look like, contact us today to request a quote.