Decoration walls are becoming an increasingly popular staple in modern home interior design. And it is for good reason! From being able to create an illusion of openness in a small room to increasing the illuminated surfaces within any space, decorative mirrors and transparent glass walls are incredibly smart and practical fixtures in any contemporary home design. If you are considering ways to update your living space with mirrors or glass, we have some ideas for inspiration and practical tips on how to get started!
How to Makes a Room Brighter & More Spacious
Wondering how it works? Here is how you can use mirrors and glass to your benefit and create a well-lit and visually spacious home:
- Improve Lighting: Place mirrors adjacent to light sources (e.g. ideally windows or lamps) so the reflective surface of the mirror can bounce the light off to other parts of the room. Play around with the positioning before you fix the location of the mirror.
- Look More Spacious: The bigger the mirror, the more space it will seem to create behind it. This has a doubling effect when you view a space – where the mind perceives the space to include the virtual space behind the mirror too.
So how can you incorporate them smartly in your design to enhance these benefits?
How to Incorporate Mirrors in Interior Décor
Mirrors and glass are such versatile materials! There are so many ways you can incorporate them into your interior design. Let us explore each material separately.
Mirrors are most commonly used to create the illusion of depth and help to brighten a room (thanks to its reflective surface). Some interesting ideas with mirrors that you can consider including:
- Decorative Wall Mirrors – These come in all shapes and sizes that can blend into any style of interior design. From antique vintage framed mirrors to modern contemporary round minimalist or even modern wall art designs, you can find them all.
- Art Décor Mirrors – Yes mirrors can even double up as art pieces. For the sophisticated homeowner, large gold veined antique wall mirrors work well as stylish focal art décor pieces in the home. For a unique and quirky style, consider mirrored wall tiles. When put together it creates a distinctive mosaic mirror wall which is both practical and fun to look at.
- Mirror Feature Wall – Full length mirror walls area great fixtures in any small space, helping to create a visually spacious home.
How to Incorporate Glass in Interior Décor
The Glass, on the other hand, is used more often to divide spaces without creating the sense of confinement that traditional walls tend to create. Here are some practical ideas with glass that you can consider in your home design:
- Clear Glass Partitions or Walls – Want to create the illusion of more space in your small home? Knock down those walls and put up glass partitions or walls instead. Incredibly practical yet versatile. Need some privacy? Pull up the blinds. Want openness? Let the light through the glass walls. This is not even an option with normal walls.
- Frosted Glass Walls – If full transparency is not your cup of tea (for example in cramped bathrooms), try out frosted glass walls or partitions instead. It offers privacy but still allows enough light to diffuse and brighten up the neighboring spaces.
- Textured Glass Walls – These are ideal for decorative partitions instead of dividing your living space from the dining space or the living space from the entryway. The wide variety of textured (hence not fully transparent) glass allows you to play around with interesting designs in your home without giving up on the practical benefits of glass.
Ideal Spaces for Decorative Mirrors & Glass Walls in Your Home
Wondering which spaces in your home you can upgrade with a new mirror or glass fixture? Here are some common spaces in the home where they are used in:
- Decorative mirrors in the living space (e.g. above the fireplace or behind the sofa), bedroom, or along the hallways
- Full length mirror walls or art-décor mirrors in the dining or living space
- Mirrors behind the sink in the bathroom, or full-length mirrors behind the vanity tub
- Standalone mirrors or full-length mirrors on wardrobe in changing room
- Glass partition walls between living and dining/ sleeping/ outdoor spaces
- Frosted glass for bathroom shower partitions or doors.
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