Did you know that mirrors date back as far as the ancient Romans, Greeks, and Egyptians? Early mirrors were made from black volcanic glass obsidian and polished stone.
There are now many types of mirrors.
Mirrors are not only effective for seeing your reflection but are also great for decorating.
Keep reading to learn more about different types of mirrors and the best way to use them for decorating around your home.
A plane mirror is the type of mirror found most often in the home. It’s a flat mirror that reflects an image in its normal size and shape.
The best thing about mirrors is they’re useful and beautiful.
Most people have at least one mirror in the house. But mirrors do more than help you check your reflection before you leave home.
Mirrors add decorative touches, bring light into a room, and add spaciousness.
Read on to learn more about how decorative and custom mirrors add value to your home.
Decorative Types of Mirrors
Most homes come with builder-grade mirrors. These mirrors are functional, but not always pretty. They’re plain and don’t add much value to your home.
Custom mirrors are a great way to add value and personality to your home.
Some people use mirrors in directing the flow of energy around the home through the use of the ancient art of feng shui.
Custom mirrors work great for any of the below suggestions.
Try a Mirrored Wall
Do you live in a small apartment or condominium? A mirrored wall is a great way to bring in natural light and add depth to a room. Mirrors make the room look bigger.
In a small apartment, hang full-length mirrors across the span of a windowless wall.
Don’t worry about losing functionality because the wall is covered with mirrors.
Layer other looks in front of the mirror. It’s okay to use adhesive hooks to hang art directly on the mirrors. For larger, heavier pieces of art, hang them from the ceiling directly in front of the mirrors.
Place a long narrow table, buffet, or set of bookshelves in front of the mirrors as well.
If you work at home, put your desk against the glass.
Use multi-colored dry erase markers to get creative on the mirrors. Draw art, write grocery lists, or notes to your family.
The reflective quality of mirrors makes them great for bringing light into a dark space.
Be strategic in your placement of mirrors, and you’ll see more light reflected in your rooms.
A small dark bedroom is a perfect place to add a mirror.
It doesn’t have to be an entire mirrored wall. It doesn’t have to be a big mirror. Hang a small decorative mirror opposite a window to add light.
The Perfect Entryway
The entryway is the perfect spot for a decorative mirror.
If you have a small or large entryway, try a mirror. This way you can check your look before leaving the house.
A decorative mirror in the entryway enhances the light.
How About the Kitchen?
Most people don’t think to use a mirror in the kitchen. But what about a mirrored backsplash?
A backsplash brings light into the kitchen. It makes a small kitchen appear larger. And a mirrored backsplash is easy to clean. A little glass cleaner and some paper towels or newspaper are all you need.
The Perfect Headboard
A custom mirrored headboard is a unique and interesting way to add light, size, and interest to a small bedroom.
If you rent a small apartment and you don’t want to put holes in the walls or worry about scuffing the paint, try a headboard.
Some small apartment rooms are barely big enough to fit more than your bed. If you don’t want to add a lot, but you’re looking to increase the light, try a mirrored headboard.
Pretty decorative frames change the entire look of a space. If you’re short on cash, but you want to change things up, look for a garage-sale frame or make your own.
Many builder-grade bathroom mirrors are simple, unframed plane mirrors that run the length of the bathroom wall above the sink.
You can build your own wood frame to put around the mirror.
Don’t be afraid to decorate with something fun and unique.
Do you love the beach? Next time you go, bring back seashells to glue along the edge of the frame.
Love pretty buttons? Go crazy with the glue gun and put multi-colored buttons around the frame.
Get creative and try whatever you want.
Or if you don’t want to spend time gluing, try a pretty colored paint.
Glass On Glass
Here’s a unique idea you don’t see too often. Hang a small mirror over a glass window.
Have a window with a view into the neighbor’s bathroom? Yikes! Here’s an easy fix. Get a custom mirror to hang nestled inside the window. Have a professional cut the mirror smaller than the window to let light in around the sides.
Now you’ve got beautiful light, a nice mirror, and no ugly view!
Custom Mirror Tabletops
Another unique way to use a custom mirrored tabletop.
Coffee tables, end tables, or dressers look great with a custom mirrored top. Grab your measurements and ask your trusted glass dealer to cut a mirror to fit.
The possibilities are endless.
The best mirror is a custom mirror.
Work with a reputable glass professional to measure the space. A glass professional will design the mirror exactly to your specifications.
With a custom mirror, you’ll get the perfect fit and look. You’ll get the most out of your mirror investment.
Custom mirrors enhance any space. A professional also helps with any questions regarding ideas and style.
Mirrors, Mirrors Everywhere!
Next time you’re in the mood to change your decor, don’t forget the many types of mirrors available to upgrade your space.
From bedrooms and hallways to kitchens and furniture, mirrors are a great way to decorate and value to your home.
Ready to upgrade your space with custom mirrors and glass? Learn more here.