If you’ve got a room that receives little or no natural light, you can use mirrors to create the illusion of a bigger and brighter space. There are plenty of ways to do this throughout your home but be strategic to create the desired effect.
Here are a few of our favourite ways to brighten up and refresh a room using mirrors and accessories.
You can reflect light back into your room and enjoy the view of outdoors from another angle, simply by placing a mirror opposite a window. Even without a stunning view, a mirror facing any well-lit window will instantly lift a room by making it feel sunnier.
Another creative use of a mirror is to select a shape similar to your window and place alongside or adjacent to it. This can ‘trick’ the eye into seeing a second window, lessening any sense of claustrophobia. Below are two of our favourite mirrors that do this perfectly – the Libra Wall Art Canterbury Arch Mirror and the Libra Wall Art Large Hallaton Arch Mirror.
You may have a room that enjoys natural light throughout the day but feels small and dark in the evenings. Solve this by placing a wall hanging mirror behind a ceiling light to reflect the light back into the room. This works especially well in a dining room with a dramatic chandelier style light to cast some atmospheric shapes. A similar effect can be achieved by placing a mirror behind a table lamp but be careful to keep the area tidy or else the mirror will amplify the mess as well as the light.
Less is often more when it comes to mirrors – too many in one room can quickly become tacky and multiple reflections can appear overwhelming. Another great way to amplify the light in your room is with metallic pieces and accessories. The steel frame of this Halo Condo Double Room Divider reflects both natural and domestic light. To allow even more light to flow through your room, keep the shelves clutter free.
Finally, to brighten up a dark wall, hang a metallic clock. We love both the copper Libra Hursley Round Wall Clock and the Libra Mock Alarm Wall Clock.