TIPS ON MIRRORS
Decorating with mirrors
Wall size is important to take into consideration, too. "If a mirror has too much room around it on the wall, it creates a 'too small' impression". A good rule of thumb is to make sure the mirror takes up roughly one-half to three-quarters of the wall space.
Tall rooms benefit from vertical mirrors, while long rooms do better with a horizontally-set mirror.
When you have a wall in a darker colour than the rest of the room, hang a mirror on it and a picture on the opposite paler wall. This will have the effect of giving the dark wall more debth as it appears to recede to contain the picture.
In a small room try hanging a mirror opposite the window.
Maximise the space in any small room with a mirror from floor to ceiling.
Mirrors needn’t be confined to the house. A large mirror placed at the end of a small garden, framed by greenery, is a designer trick to extend the space.
Create a focal point with a large mirror on the most visible wall upon entering the room.
Large mirrors also provide the room with a focal point, and will help to anchor all of the other decorative elements of the room.