The Versatility of Rectangular Mirrors

Rectangular mirrors can be functional and decorative.

Mirrors come in a variety of sizes and shapes. There are round, oval, irregular-cut, square, and rectangular mirrors. Choosing the shape of a mirror depends on several factors, including the space you are decorating, the purpose of having a mirror, and your budget. One of the most common shape of mirrors is rectangle. A rectangular mirror may be a simple shape compared to other mirrors but it offers versatility when designing a room.

Enlarge a room. A rectangular mirror, may it be a floor mirror or wall mirror, creates the illusion of more space in a room. Placing a large mirror over a big furniture such as the sofa, fireplace, or dresser, creates a balanced look between the two elements. It attracts people’s attention, and the view which the mirror reflects visually enhances the style of the room. If you have a tiny room, bring in a big mirror to instantly make it look larger.


Reflect a nice view. Hang a rectangular wall mirror to reflect a beautiful painting, lovely flowers and greenery in the garden, or a calm and blue ocean. If you have an interesting furniture to highlight in a room, make the mirror reflect it. Position a mirror across a charming antique table, or a vintage cabinet. The mirror will bounce off light to the furniture, showcasing it among other things in the room. An ingenious way to use a rectangular mirror is installing it at the back of a bookcase or any shelving system. The mirror will illuminate the items on display. This is a nice touch if you want to display your collection such as jars and vases, travel mementos, and even wines.

Decorative element. Aside from its practicality, a mirror can be used as a decoration at home. Get a rectangular mirror in a frame that complements the space where it will be placed. As with mirrors, frames come in different styles, designs, and materials. Designs range from simple ones to those with ornate carvings. Consider the current theme of the room or the decorating plan and choose a mirror that will blend right in with the style of the room. If you want to enliven a dull room, place a huge rectangular mirror with a thick, sturdy border to become an interesting focal point. You can also hang a rectangular mirror on its side for a new look.

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