Adding a mirror to any room of your home can transform the space entirely. With the ability to capture and then extend light, a mirror can make a room for bright, airy and spacious. Mirrors can also take the place of artwork as well as serving a practical purpose. However, sometimes adding a mirror to a room can be difficult. A lack of free wall space, or the inability to add new hooks to a wall if you live in a rental home can stop you in your tracks from adding a mirror to a room, but there is a way around this – mirrored furniture.
When you think of mirrored furniture you may picture the opulence of the Palace of Versailles, which may want to make you shy away from the trend, but trust us, there are many reasons that you should consider introducing mirrored furniture into your home.
Read on for some of the ways mirrored furniture can enhance your home.
1. Make a Room Feel Light & Bright
You’ll be aware that the addition of a mirror to a space can capture the light in a room and help spread it to make it feel lighter and brighter. Mirrored furniture has the same ability, and used in similar ways, for example, a mirrored console perpendicular to a window with good natural lighting will brighten the space.
Mirrored furniture can even enhance the lighting of a room that suffers from a lack of natural lighting as well. An easy way to make a darker bedroom feel lighter is by adding a mirrored bedside table to your bedroom. Not only is it practical as a bedside table, but it can also capture the lighting from your lamp and project that light, making the room brighter.
2. Make a Room Feel Larger
As we mentioned earlier, mirrors have the ability to make a room feel larger. This is in part because when you make a space appear lighter and brighter it will naturally make it feel bigger. In addition to this, the reflective surface can capture windows and other lighter coloured surfaces, which can detract the focus from the areas of the house that can make it feel closed off.
Because of their reflective surfaces, mirrored furniture can serve a practical purpose without being an imposing element. Take a mirrored coffee table for example, one in a lounge room can capture the natural light of the room, making it feel more spacious. As it will be reflecting the areas around it, the mirrored coffee table itself is somewhat camouflaged as well, which leads us to the next upside.
3. Hide Practical Furniture in Plain Sight
As we mentioned above, mirrored furniture sits under a cloak of camouflage. Depending on how you situate your mirrored furniture it can be the focal point of a space, or it can blend in completely. Making it perfect for those practical storage elements of your home that can otherwise be boring or unsightly.
Think a mirrored closet, for example – adding a mirrored closet can serve double duty and help you make the most of your space, as it could be used as a full-length mirror to be able to check out your outfit after you’ve collected it from your mirrored closet.
The reflective quality of the furniture captures the eye in multiple ways, and one of the coolest aspects is that when a surface is reflective, we see it, but we also see the reflection in it, our concentration is on both the piece but also what it is reflecting. Meaning to can both stand out and blend in.
4. Add a touch of glamour
We mentioned the Palace of Versailles, and that’s because there is a reason that people think of this when they think of mirrors and mirrored furniture. It screams glamour and opulence. You probably want to avoid the saturation of Versailles, but the addition of one or a few pieces can add a hint of glamour to your space.
5. Show off Your Favourite Ornaments & Heirlooms
In the same way that mirrored furniture can capture the natural light of a room, or from a lamp, it has the same ability to capture elements of your favourite ornaments and reflect and accent them from all angles. Showcasing them in a way that an ordinary table or cabinet may not.
A side table in your living room, or a large cabinet with mirrored shelves and backing can be perfect for proudly displaying these pieces.
While the trend may be somewhat intimidating, as you can see there are many benefits that can come from the addition of mirrored furniture into your home. If you want to incorporate this trend into your space but you’re not sure where to start, head on over to Luxe Mirrors, where they have a huge range of mirrored furniture, and mirrors. With a highly experienced team that can show you the ropes, you’ll be in safe hands when you shop with Luxe Mirrors.