Creative use of mirrors

Mirrors are a great way to brighten up a home – literally! They make maximum use of both natural and artificial light, and they’re as important as windows, lighting and paint when it comes to defining the ambience of your Seattle home. Obviously Mirrors Seattle have practical uses in the bedroom and bathroom, and that’s where you usually find them, but they can also be used in a variety of creative and ingenious ways.

1. Behind the lights: installing mirror behind sconces is an old favorite. Putting a mirror behind a light increases the amount of light that’s cast out into the room. This means that you can achieve the same brightness with lower wattage bulbs and save energy. It’s also a great way to create a romantic atmosphere, especially if you’re using candles.

2. In the hallway: hallways are often narrow, dark and gloomy. Adding mirrors makes the hallways feel more welcoming and brightens up the entrance to your home.

3. Tabletop decorations: putting mirrors under your floral decorations makes them look twice as effective.  You can also put them under glass or pottery bowls to show off the underside more easily.

4. In the back of deep cupboards: this is a classic handyman trick to get light into dark areas. It works well on cupboards under the stairs or under sinks, and it’s a real help if you have to work on the plumbing or wiring – the extra reflected light makes it much easier to see what you’re doing.

5. Display cabinets or shelves: mirrored shelves are a good way to show off treasured objects, and placing mirrors behind displays enables people to see all sides of your collection of artifacts.

6. Mirrored kitchen tiling: this gives a superb contemporary feel and makes your kitchen workspace feel larger. If you put this onto a wall opposite your kitchen window, your entire kitchen will immediately feel brighter.

7. Whole wall: for maximum effect, you can put mirrors onto an entire wall of your living room or dining room instead of paint or wallpaper. It makes the room seem twice as large, and is just as effective in small spaces as in large ones. If there’s natural light falling onto the mirror, it works even better. The only drawback is that you can’t hang pictures or bookshelves on your mirror wall.

8. Bring the garden inside: think about what you see when you sit in your favorite armchair or sofa. Adding a mirror gives you the opportunity to improve the view. You can sit indoors, watch TV, and look out at the garden all at the same time!

Where would mirrors make the most difference in your home?

Glass Doctor present eight creative ideas for using mirrors in your Seattle home. Call 206.337.2376 today for more information on all your glass needs, including windows, doors, tabletops, mirrors, and vehicles.

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