Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Mirror Mirror on the Wall

Mirrors are a fantastic way to not only decorate a room, but can also be used to create the illusion of a larger space and brighten up dark spaces.

The styles and types of mirrors are endless. Modern mirrors with clean, bevelled lines are simple and stylish and suit contemporary interiors and small apartment spaces. The more traditional or heritage homes may suit more elaborate gilded or carved frames.  Mirrors can be the feature decorator piece of your room or in smaller sizes, complement the room's theme.

Katherine Martin from Windemere Interiors, says mirrors are a fantastic way to open up a small or dark space, making it appear more open and bright. "If strategically placed, a mirror can brighten a dark space by reflecting natural light and really brightening it up," she said, "placing a large mirror across from a window can also give the illusion of another window, making small spaces appear much more spacious."

There are mirrors to suit all types of budgets, but it's important to consider that workmanship is a key consideration, especially if it's a decorator piece you want to keep for a while. "Check the construction and workmanship of the mirror carefully," says Katherine, "lesser quality frames will split or break quickly and this will not only look terrible but they run the risk of falling down if they're hanging up on a wall. Always buy from a reputable supplier."

Mirrors can be bought from many places, including departments stores and homewares stores. If you are having trouble sourcing that specific mirror to suit your space, speak to one of the designers at Windemere Interiors. They have access to mirrors not available to the general public, so you're not only guaranteed a mirror that will suit your home, but also one that is unique.

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