5 Tips for Hanging Wall Mirrors

Wall mirrors, or mirrors in general, are versatile design elements in a room. They are available in a variety of sizes, designs, and shapes. They are not only decorative, they are functional as well. Depending on their location, a wall mirror can reflect lighting, artwork, or beautiful nature outside. You can change a wall mirror’s position easily to complement a room’s style and to maximize the space that the mirror reflects.

To effectively use a wall mirror in a room, here are tips that you can do:

Tip #1 Hang a wall mirror to reflect a nice view. Professional designer Vanessa Deleon says mirrors shouldn’t reflect random things in your home. Hang it in a place where it will reflect things which are worth looking at. Place a mirror which reflects beautiful things such as the greenery in your garden, a lovely painting, or light from an interesting chandelier. Don’t hang a wall mirror where it will reflect clutter or the toilet.

Tip #2 Hang wall mirrors at the perfect height. A wall mirror should be placed at the right height so people won’t need to stoop because the mirror is too low or tiptoe because the mirror is too high just to see their reflection. Measure 5 feet off the floor and hang the center of the mirror in that point. This location is the perfect height for most people.

Tip #3 Place a wall mirror in a narrow wall. Most of the time, people decorating a small space usually stay away from big items, afraid of making a tiny room look tinier. However, mirrors are a great way in creating the illusion of space. Hang a wall mirror in a narrow wall to make the space look expansive. To lengthen the look of a room, hang a tall mirror horizontally instead of vertically. This position will lengthen the room, giving you a bigger looking space.

Tip #4 Make a wall mirror a focal point. A wall mirror with a lovely frame can be made a focal point in a room. In a living room where there are many items in place, hang a wall mirror above the sofa. If your sofa is facing the entry, having a mirror above it can reflect natural light which helps in making the room look spacious.

Tip #5 Don’t place too many mirrors in the kitchen or bedroom. You can use mirrors in the kitchen and bedroom but moderation is key. In the bedroom, place a wall mirror above or opposite the headboard. In feng shui, a mirror reflecting the bed is not good so the wall near the headboard is your perfect location.

MirrorLot manufactures wall mirrors in different sizes. They have a wide array of frames available to fit any style of any room. Visit the website at www.mirrorlot.com and check out their mirrors.

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