I love it when a mirror reflects the outdoors. A mirror placed across from a window or patio door will bring the beautiful outdoors in. Beautiful is a key word. Don’t reflect the outdoors if all you see is a fence or a shed. Although this is my favorite way to display a mirror, mirrors can reflect other things – you just need to pay attention. If you hang a mirror too high, it’ll only reflect the ceiling. Hang a mirror on the wrong wall and reflect the bathroom or something else you really don’t want to accent.
Mirrors basically have two basic funtions. 1. A mirror is for checking yourself out, primping and making sure you’re looking good. 2. A mirror should reflect something of interest, like a view. Keep this is mind and you’ll enjoy your mirror much more.
What kind of mirror should you hang in your home? Should you get a new mirror or leave the old one? So many questions, and here are a few answers. Did you know, a mirror can date the look of a home? It’s true, because mirrors can reflect the era in which the mirror was placed. In the 60-70’s people did walls of veined mirrors.
In the 80’s sectional mirrors were in style.
Nowadays, large framed mirrors are all the rage, but I think anything goes. First of all select a mirror that fits your style. Consider the style of the mirror with the style of your home, consider color of the frame, and the size of the mirror. But most importantly consider what the mirror will refect once hung on the wall. I think this is the biggest mistake people make when placing mirror(s) in their home. You might also want to think about the principles of Feng Shui before you hang a mirror.