4 Places to Add Mirrors in Your HomeMirrors are necessary for making sure you look ready for the day, and they make brushing and putting on makeup a breeze. However, mirrors can also be used as art pieces or to make your home feel bigger. If you feel your home needs a major upgrade but you can’t afford a major overhaul, check out these four places where you should consider adding mirrors.
1. Small Bedrooms
While your master bedroom may be spacious and comfortable, the other bedrooms in your home may seem a little crowded. Instead of spending a fortune to make the room bigger, consider tricking the eye with mirrors. Placing a big mirror on an empty wall in a small room can drastically make the room appear larger. For a cheaper alternative, consider a few small mirrors to create a tiled mirror look.
If you want to mimic the appearance of windows, install long mirrors across from windows or anywhere they will reflect the window’s image. Regardless of which type of mirror you choose, it can also help reflect light, which can also make a small room look bigger.
2. Inefficient Bathrooms
Bathrooms are an important part of your home, which is why most homeowners prefer big, brightly lit bathrooms. Unfortunately, many bathrooms are cramped and dark, making them a perfect place to add mirrors. Installing a mirror with lights around it won’t just make the room look a bit bigger, but it will also provide plenty of task lighting.
Bathrooms also need lots of light throughout the room. Otherwise, you can’t see what you’re doing when you’re cleaning yourself or the bathroom. If you can’t afford to install new lights, toss a few more mirrors into the bathroom to help reflect what little light you have.
3. Kitchen Backsplash
The kitchen is another important room in the home, and many homeowners are choosing to install mirrors as the kitchen backsplash. Adding any backsplash can make your kitchen look better, but a mirror backsplash will also reflect light and the room to make you feel less crowded while navigating your kitchen.
An added benefit of a mirrored backsplash is that you have something to look at while you cook. If your stove and counters are shoved up against the wall, cooking becomes a little boring, but with a mirror, you can see everything that’s going on behind you. Positioning the backsplash to reflect a mirror or focal point in your home can also improve your cooking experience.
4. Over the Fireplace
If you have any special features you want to draw attention to, use mirrors. For example, if you have a nice fireplace, hang a mirror over it to reflect what’s going on in the room. Instead of staring at a blank wall while enjoying a nice fire, you can enjoy the entire room and everyone in there with you.
If you don’t have enough space to add a mirror over the fireplace, consider installing some on either side of the fireplace. Not only will this give you the same perks of being able to see everyone in the room, but it can also make a small wall look bigger.
Mirrors are excellent tools for making rooms look bigger and less dull. With mirrors, you can also make rooms appear brighter without adding more lights or windows. Both big mirrors and small mirrors can do a lot to transform your home.
If you would like to know more about mirrors, or if you want to get a quote on some custom mirrors for your home, contact us at Central Glass Company today. We have several styles available for you to choose from.