Decorating with Mirrors

Mirrors are making a come back. Interior designers and decorators are using them to their full potential to create the feeling of space in a small room and to brighten, accent and show off the best features of your home.

Every room in your house can benefit by using mirrors especially when they are used in a classy up-to-date way.

Create a Feeling of Space with Mirrors

It’s so easy to create a feeling of space with mirrors. Simply hang them cleverly and your rooms will look bigger, brighter and much more inviting. Check out the following ideas and give us a call us; we can help provide a “mirrored” solution to small cramped rooms.

Hanging generously sized mirrors opposite each other creates endless reflections making small and often windowless rooms seem larger, lighter and more appealing. If you try this look in a bathroom keep the area opposite the commode mirror-free.

Double the effect by positioning a mirror opposite or beside furniture. This will improve your room’s proportions instantly and make it seem much larger. If it is a seating area, position the mirrors so that you won’t be staring at your own reflection.

When selecting a mirror for your room, think big! The bigger the mirror, the more light it can reflect.

Fill the entire space above the bathroom sink with a large mirror and bring your light fixtures down in front of the mirror doubling your light and creating an atmosphere of luxury.


Mirrors Over a Fireplace

It’s a classic for a reason. Using an overmantle mirror will counter the effect of a dark fireplace for maximum light and space. Unless you are filling most of the space with a mirror, choose one that’s just smaller than the width of the fireplace itself, but make it as tall as possible to make the room look taller.

Placing candles on the mantle in front of the fireplace mirror will add ambiance to your living room while creating softer lighting.

At Charlottesville Glass and Mirror we can custom design a unique mirror just for you. Just present your ideas to us and we may be able to bring what you envision to life. We also offer custom frames so you can achieve aperfectly balanced look in any room.

Highlight a Feature

Emphasize a dazzling light fixture, a fabulous painting or a sculpture by positioning a mirror on an  opposite wall. It’s like framing your fine-looking possessions. In this picture, notice how a mirror has been hung opposite a sparkling light fixture, reflecting its beauty and light.

Always pay attention to what the mirrors reflect as you hang them on your  walls. Propping the mirror on the wall of the fireplace may reflect the ceiling or the floor – not necessarily a pretty sight for the centerpiece of your living room.

Accent a Feature

Let the simple clean lines of a uniquely, shaped unframed mirror accent your sink vessels or furniture. At Charlottesville Glass and Mirror we can cut most shapes and sizes that will achieve the perfect, stunning look to any room in your home.

Mirrored Walls

Home gyms or dressage arenas are perfect examples when an entire wall can be mirrored. Other rooms or entryways may also benefit from the impressive feature of a mirrored wall. The transformation can be amazing as the proportions of the room appear to double in size and the quality of light improves considerably.

Mirrors from traditional to contemporary designs can be incorporated into your decor as long as they complement your design styles. They can be the focal point of a room or used to compliment an arrangement. Pay attention to the reflected view; a simple adjustment to the angle or height of the mirror can make the difference between the ceiling, floor or something unattractive being reflected or a pleasant view through a window or favorite item in the room. Therefore the right style and strategic placement and positioning of your mirror will make decorating with mirrors a rewarding venture.

We welcome your inquires. Please feel free to contact us at our Charlottesville store. We are here to serve.