Light the way….

Placing a mirror in the correct place in a room allows you to optimise natural light - using reflection mirrors naturally bounce light from its source to another surface. Use this in an elongated space that is darker at one end -strategically placed mirrors bounce light into the darker areas. Top Tip: Be aware if a mirror is placed opposite a dark painted or papered wall then that is what it will show in its reflection.

Wall of mirrorsMaximise the space...

Interior designers often use a wall of mirror in a small space such as a bathroom to create the feeling of space – check out the latest trend of using lots of smaller mirrors all clustered together to create a mirror display this creates the same effect maximising the space.

Extra Large MirrorBig it up...

One time when out of scale is good is mirrors, don’t be afraid to go big - A large mirror in a small room creates the illusion of depth.  Try an oversized mirror in a bathroom to make the room look bigger. Top tip: To prevent fogging due to steam in a bathroom – Try a 50-50 solution of vinegar and water with a drop or two of dishwashing soap in an old spray bottle should help your mirror to stay steam-proof for a few days.

 

 

Frame your Style...

Mirrors come in all shapes and sizes, with a variety of frames, some more ornate than others. Choose a simple Oak frame for a clean modern look or a more ornate, or Rococo style for a more traditional look. If using above a sideboard then why not buy the matching mirror - check out Hallowood range of real Oak mirrors starting from just £45.

 

morrocan mirrorsGo with the Trend...

Mirrors can be the perfect way to embrace a popular design trend without having to fully commit to more permanent furniture pieces such as sofas. Mirrors can be a great way to define a style in a room. Top tip: On a tight budget then why not Up-cycle a charity shop find with a coat of fresh paint. 

So no matter where you put one in your home, mirrors are defiantly an interior design must!