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Mirror tricks

Posted By Avalon Construction & Design on March 17th, 2011 in category.

Most of the people don’t really understand how to make the most of mirrors as a part of home design. Mirrors can be used in every single room. They could reflect light and create new dimensions in a space and also could be works of art. Or they can be subtly incorporated into the design of a room to enhance the total look of the home.

  • Long vertically-placed mirror will elongate the appearance of the space. The reflections will capture fragments of the interior, creating an optical illusion of length. The same mirror but in horizontal position will effectively widen an area. You could also use a standing mirror propped in a corner to create sense of continuous space.


  • Wall designs frequently add a slice of mirror surface to change the texture of the canvas. The reflection from the mirror expands the art by adding images that are not painted. Many designs create also silhouettes to reflect on a mirrored surface. Adding a mirror to a piece of art may be what makes the work a masterpiece.
  • Interesting choice includes mirrors situated at an angle to face each other.
  • You could place longer, narrow mirrors behind plants to double your greenery effect.
  • In the dressing room a mirror angled backwards will elongate your frame, but avoid fluorescent lighting at all costs, it brings out skin imperfections in the face.
  • Decorating with mirrors improves interior lighting. A room that is painted in a dark colour can seem smaller and even feel oppressive. Adding mirrors to one or more walls can offset the darkness and enhance the colour of walls. The best way to improve a room’s lighting without using more electricity is to place mirrors opposite windows. Also use light-reflective surfaces. That will double the amount of light that comes into the space, making it feel lighter and brighter.

By Avalon Construction & Design: March 17th, 2011 in category.

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