Why Use Mirrors? Here are the Benefits
A mirror is one of the less costly accessory that you can buy for your home, office, or merchant shop. Interior decorators claim that a mirror completes the look of a room. Mirrors are available in standard sizes in home decor stores or you can have large mirrors custom-sized at your local mirror shop. There are ordinary mirrors, oversize mirrors, frameless, and decorative ones. The selection is extensive that you won’t be leave a decor store empty-handed.
Is a mirror really that important in a room? The answer is YES! Here are the benefits of having one or more mirrors in a room:
Create the illusion of space. A well-placed mirror can help give the appearance of more space. It reflects the room, making you think that a room is larger than it actually is. A small, narrow room can benefit from hanging a wall mirror, or you can even place a large mirror to make the room look spacious. Have a mirror in the hallway or a bathroom to make it look expansive.
Increase lighting. A mirror reflects light from natural source (sunlight), and man-made ones (lamps, chandeliers, candles, etc.). More natural light that comes in a room is great since you won’t have to turn on the lights to see clearly. It makes the room airy, and the more visible a room, the more spacious it looks. You can also save on energy costs since mirrors help illuminate a room during daytime.
Hide imperfections in a room. If a wall in your home has an unsightly part such as a hole, paint scratch, or discolored paint, just hang a beautiful mirror in that spot and it immediately hides that imperfection. If you need a large wall area to cover, place an oversize mirror to do the trick.
Statement piece. A large mirror can be a beautiful accent piece in a room. Have a decorative mirror in a room that needs attention. You can use a mirror with ornate carvings, a full length mirror, or an oversize mirror for great impact. It will immediately brighten the room and create a nice focal point in the area. Use a mirror to update the look of a room, to get a cohesive style in an area, or to bring interest in a space.
Practical use. Of all the benefits of a mirror, the most important one is it’s functional use. You use a mirror to check on yourself before leaving the house, for your grooming rituals, etc. Make sure that you clean your mirror periodically.
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