Homes are meant to be homey, beautiful and secure.
No matter how big, small or average the size of your house is, there are always tons of great ways to spruce it up and make it better! With wise decisions and a clever sense, you will know what your house needs in order for it to be twice as cozier as it is.
Decorations, accessories and furnishings at home definitely do a lot to enhance the look of a house. Among these, mirrors are the most common possession found in every house regardless of the stretch and even of the price of it. Without a doubt, mirrors are totally useful. How would it feel like going outside and back to the house without even seeing yourself in a mirror?! Can you imagine? It’s hard.
Aside from the fact that mirrors are valuable and functional, they are also stylish home elements! Not merely hung on the wall or stood up with a base, mirrors come in a wide array of colors, sizes, shapes, forms, materials and even frames. Their importance in leveling up the interior design of houses is more noticeable nowadays when smarter home ideas and innovations are born.
If you are currently having your house constructed or revamped, do note that mirrors are precious, not only because they are fragile but also because they prettify your home and make it more efficient. To know more, here’s how they excellently upgrade home interiors! Happy reading!
1 – THEY GIVE A SPACIOUS LOOK AND FEEL.
Small rooms may feel suffocating, especially knowing that the area is very limited. Mirrors can be used to do the magic!
If you live in a small house or in an apartment or maybe if you have small comfort rooms, you can use mirrors to create the illusion of a vast space. Wall mirrors give eyes the impression that a certain space is wider and broader than it actually is. This helps people dodge the stifling feeling of walking in narrow hallways or staying in cramped bathrooms, ideal for those who are claustrophobic. Mirrors add a spacious look and appearance which gives some sort of relief for people inside these rooms.
Using mirrors on ceilings will give your home increased depths, making you feel that the ceiling is quite higher than it really is. The space appears bigger. It is more comfortable to stay in it.
You just have to be very careful if you have oversized mirrors attached on walls as you might mistake them for pathways. It’s best that if you will have such constructed by your new home builders, you should select the appropriate areas for installation. Let visitors know about these as well to avoid any accident or injury. Nonetheless, mirrors are highly effective in terms of making your home look and feel expansive.
2 – THEY OPTIMIZE LIGHTING
Amazingly, mirrors can optimize and augment the brightness inside homes. Insufficiently lit rooms and dim spaces can use mirrors to solve the lighting problem.
Placing mirrors across from windows are perfect to welcome natural light into houses. This is a brilliant idea for those who want an instant photography spot. Furthermore, mirrors can obviously reflect artificial lighting, so even if a room is not close to where the sun directly hits and enters, still, your light bulbs, lamps and chandeliers are maximized.
The lighting in a house is greatly improved with the use of mirrors, and that equates to more illumination. Practically speaking, it helps homeowners reduce costs and conserve energy from daytime usage of lighting fixtures inside the house.
3 – THEY CONCEAL HOME FLAWS
No matter how luxurious some homes may be, all houses have imperfections. While it is no big deal to accept that, of course, you believe that it is best to remove them or hide them at least.
Mirrors can help you big time in terms of concealing flaws from walls, ceilings and other areas. Simply hang a mirror on the wall that has an unpleasantly looking scratch, crack or hole.
Instead of having those portions cemented again and instead of using a wallpaper for a tiny damage, you can just utilize the power of mirrors. They hide any unsightliness. Meanwhile, if your house is a pre-made house with some flaws on the ceiling, you can hire skilled carpenters or new home builders to install ceiling mirrors on them. They leave no trace of any ugliness.
What’s more, these mirrors will not simply cover those flaws. They are themselves alluring, so they replace the blemish with beauty.
4 – THEY FANCIFY DULL SPACES.
Diverse types and designs of mirrors are available in the market. You will be drowning from exciting selections to choose from! Vintage? Contemporary? Silver? Gold? Round? Irregular? Whatever your bet is, bet you will find THAT mirror!
Mirrors can be fabulous ornamentations in houses. They can provide a focal point in rooms and make them more attractive and loveable. From big to small sizes, home mirrors can be so adorable and chic! Together with their outstanding functions, their patterns themselves adorn any room!
Boring and dull spaces can go fancy and stunning with mirrors around!
5- THEY ADD SECURITY
The physical and spatial boons of having mirrors inside the house are fantastic. What’s even nicer to know is that mirrors add security to your home in such a way that you are enabled to see around rooms, walls, doorways and more areas without moving a lot. With their irreplaceable reflection, they help you see better and clearer at home.
MIRRORS AT HOME
There is nothing to regret about having a few mirrors inside your house. You will reap these awesome benefits and more as long as you value, know and execute proper installation, usage and maintenance! Again, mirrors at home are an unmatched addition that many overlook and underestimate, but after reading this piece, hopefully, you are enlightened!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Nicole Ann Pore is a writer, an events host and a voice over artist. Travel, health, shopping, lifestyle and business are among the many subjects she writes about. She is a daytime writer for Horizon Homes, a boutique home building and designing company in Australia. Nicole graduated Cum Laude from De La Salle University Manila, Philippines with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts.