Mirrors Ė an integral part of every personís lifestyle
There probably isnít a single day when you donít check yourself in the mirror. For that reason we can easily claim they are an integral part of our daily lives. Mirrors have always been around man in different forms and over the years theyíve been used for various purposes.
One main purpose is the extensive use of mirrors as a decorative fixture for homes. Although they were used for that in the past also, recently, their utility as a decorative tool increased substantially. In fact, interior designers have taken them quite seriously and have tried to integrate the use of mirrors into all their designs wherever possible. Particularly, when designing certain rooms such as; bathrooms, living rooms and hallways, mirrors are indispensable.
Mirrors are of multiple purposes and the functional side is what makes them relevant to our lives. Every day you wake up and look in the mirror analyzing yourself for the new day. The obvious functional purpose of a mirror is now tagged with decorative purposes and the idea seems to work out really well. The decorative aspect has given them a lot of attention and aptly placing them in appropriate locations can bring about a lot of change in the room. You can even control the ambience level by making use of decorative mirrors in the house. The best news is that increasingly more sophisticated designs are being released into the market every week. You can choose one with a certain level of ornamentation or you can choose different type of glass for decorative purposes.
Placement is another important issue to consider. Before you decide where to locate one in
The room, consider the light source first. For instance, the mirror should be strategically placed in the area where it can reflect the sunlight coming through a window onto a darker area of the room. For smaller rooms, placing the mirror on largest wall is the best option. Additionally, using a free standing mirror is also a good choice for undersized rooms. When you are redecorating a particular part of your house keeping the light source in mind, whether itís the sun or manmade light, and the size of the room you are working with, will make all the difference.
Lastly, you have to decide on the type of mirror(s) you want to use around your home.
All mirrors reflect light and all mirrors add to the decor. If used properly, an experienced decorator should be able to pick one that can do both. Keeping that in mind, you still have to select a mirror from a number of common styles available on the market. Choose to acquire a floor mirror, cheval mirror, or more precisely a tilting floor mirror, or a wall mirror. Although there are other options, traditionally speaking, these 3 are the main ones. Both types of floor mirrors
can be free-standing or they can be mounted to the floor for more support. The choice is yours.
Aside from all the aspects and benefits mentioned above consider one more thing.
Mirrors change with time, drastically in fact. They morph into timeless art and antiques as
time wears on. Unfortunately, that is only true for good quality specimens. Cheap imports and knock-offs will remain so for generations, maybe even forever. Buy great pieces so you and your home can benefit for years to come.