Anne Haimes Interior Design

Styling with Mirrors: Reflect your Personality

With the evolution of so many incredible styles, shapes and sizes, mirrors have earned status as an effective interior design tool. Whether you want to add a polished touch to your interiors, at Anne Haimes Interiors we can help you to make a statement or create an illusion of space and light. Styling with mirrors is such an easy and instant way to reflect your personality.

You can enhance the feeling of light and space in smaller, awkward-shaped rooms with limited light. Adding a large mirror will instantly widen tight hallways and give a spacious feeling to smaller areas.

To double the light source, you should place lamps in front of the mirror.

Alcoves in bathrooms can either be mirror lined, with glass shelves making them practical and decorative or they can be boxed in to create mirrored cabinets, giving extra light & storage. For bedrooms, free-standing mirrors look great but if you’re limited for space, a full-length mirror placed on the inside of a wardrobe or the back of a door is a good alternative. Make sure you put the mirror at the right height, that it’s well-lit and somewhere you can access properly so that you can check your outfit without having to contort yourself.

You can be a lot more creative with your mirrors for living rooms and dining rooms. Try using vintage or decorative styles or if you prefer a more modern look, go for geometric, angular shapes.

In a more traditional setting, when placed over fireplaces or as a focal point in a dining room, gold or brass work perfectly with rich dark wood, adding a timeless opulence.

White and cream work well in bedrooms and nurseries, keeping the area bright and fresh.

Round edges offer a softer alternative and draw the eye, reflecting light from every angle.

Don’t forget that the mirror will reflect part of the interior of your room and this should be taken into account when choosing the location of your mirror; a mirror always has to reflect something worth seeing.

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