As a woman, I'm hardly a mirror person myself. This means that I spend only a couple of minutes at most in front of one every day. But, as a designer, I am a great lover of mirrors as decorative accents inside a home. They can actually do wonders when used correctly. First and furthermost, they make the room look bigger plus they multiply the amount of light circulating in the space. Moreover, they add depth, reflections which, in their turn, create interest, can be visually pleasing by using a stunning frame and strategically picking their position as to what they reflect and, of course, are of a practical use to the inhabitant. Mirrors vary greatly in size; even the smallest one can prove a great design accessory. However, today's post is dedicated to the bigger, floor standing ones. Aren't they totally impressive? See, after the jump, 10 inspiring interiors with wall leaning floor mirrors as well as 5 tips on how to use them correctly in your home.
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I keep seeing them in all sorts of interiors lately, especially scandinavian inspired ones. They are situated in the living room, bedroom, entrance or even the bathroom. From frameless, to slim contemporary metallic frames or unrefined wide wooden ones, the options are pretty much endless. And, so is their shape; a tall narrow one will create the illusion of height and a wall to wall one can visually double your space by literally substituting part or the whole of your wall.
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1 | Place a mirror opposite a window to reflect the view and the natural light entering the room. Same goes with impressive floor lamps or chandeliers inside the room. On the other hand, pay extra attention on the placement of the mirror regarding what it actually reflects within the room. You don't want an unattractive corner of the home to become the focal point of the mirror.
2 | Use a large mirror in smaller, darker rooms like hallways or corridors, for a more spacious and fluid result.
3 | Consider putting a floor mirror behind a console, side table or even a chair as they blend seamlessly with the decor this way.
4 | If you are a feng shui believer, avoid placing a mirror against your bed (or in the bedroom as a whole) as it supposedly brings bad luck and sorrow.
5 | Although, a large mirror can stand alone by leaning on the wall, always make sure you secure it with screws, anchors and cable to avoid undesired accidents.
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Are you a fan of this interior design trend? Would you use it in your home?
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P.s. More floor mirror inspiration in this post.
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