The mural apartment:  Corridor & hallway by S Squared Architects Pvt Ltd.

How to incorporate mirrors into interior design

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Mirrors can have a big impact on the interior design of a home if you know how to use them in the right way. They can make a home more visually interesting while also make it seem larger or more spacious. Other than reflecting light, mirrors also reflect objects, so it's important to take that into consideration when decorating with mirrors. There are also other several other factors to consider before deciding where to place the mirrors and what type of mirrors to buy. Today we are here to share some tips on how to decorate your home with mirrors. We hope you will be inspired to try some of these ideas at home. 

1. What shape of mirror to use?

Modern Living Room:  Living room by Creative Focus
Creative Focus

Modern Living Room

Creative Focus

Mirrors with unique shapes are a great way to spice up any interior space, whether it's the living room or kitchen. Mirrors are not only for the bathroom and bedroom. A mirror can serve many more functions other than to get a look at yourself. As you can see from the example pictured here, mirrors can be very decorative, especially when they come in such distinctive shapes. For more inspiration, have a look at a home full of mirrors.

2. What size of mirror to use?

LIVING ROOM - VIEW 1:  Living room by MAD DESIGN
MAD DESIGN

LIVING ROOM—VIEW 1

MAD DESIGN

The right sized mirror depends on the free space you have available for the mirror in your home. For example, if you have a large wall to fill, then a big mirror would be ideal. However, if you're tight on wall space, then small mirrors are best. Whatever sized mirror you decide on, make sure that the mirror is thick as you wouldn't want it to crack with the slightest impact. 

3. Framed mirrors

LIVING ROOM:  Living room by A Design Studio
A Design Studio

LIVING ROOM

A Design Studio

The advantage of using small mirrors is that you get to choose from an endless variety of frames. The mirror frames can be elaborate and grand, simple and rustic, or minimalist and modern, depending on what style you prefer and also what suits the design of the space around it the best. For more ideas, have a look at 9 different ways to use mirror at home.

4. Long mirrors for low ceilings

Residential:  Bedroom by Designism
Designism

Residential

Designism

Although low ceilings can make a room feel cosy, they can also make it seem smaller. A long mirror can help to make room with low ceilings seem larger. They're also great for the bedroom or bathroom as you can have a full-length view of yourself. For more inspiration, check out 7 creative ways to use mirrors for glamourous interiors.

5. Mirrors in Vastu Shastra

According to Vastu Shastra, mirrors are a great asset to the house as they help to suck out all the negative energy from the house and attract joy and prosperity into your home. However, remember never to place 2 mirrors opposite to each other as it causes impatience and also increases restless energies in home. For further information, please refer to Vastu and mirror: know the dos and don'ts.

6. Use varied sizes

The mural apartment:  Corridor & hallway by S Squared Architects Pvt Ltd.

If you have a narrow hallway or corridor in your home, you may want to consider decorating the space with a big mirror or many different sized mirrors like pictured here. Using many different mirrors on a wall is a trendy design which is gaining popularity steadily. 

We hope you've been inspired by the mirror-decorating tips here. For more ideas like this, please refer to 10 magical ideas for using mirrors in your home.

Do you have any mirror-decorating tips to share with us?
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