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Reasons to decorate with mirrors

The reasons for any corner of the house with mirrors remain. Round, rectangular, with or without frame … Mirrors take over decoration for its many and different uses. Do you want to know some of them?

Mirrors are much more than accessories with which to decorate the house. They are a powerful source of light to illuminate and even highlight elements. Discover the other uses of mirrors.

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An incredibly decorative accessory

The wicked stepmother of Snow White had already noticed it when she looked at herself in her magic mirror. These accessories are a very important complement not only in fairy tales, but also in decoration and even in the popular culture of many peoples.

Mirrors play an important role in the mythology of many peoples. According to some legends, the image that is reflected is associated with the soul of the people. That is why there is a belief that vampires (which have no soul) lack reflex.

There is no doubt that mirrors have fascinated mankind since ancient times. An element that also conquers the decoration of the house thanks to its many possibilities.

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They help us gain light and breadth

One of the main uses of mirrors is to contemplate ourselves. That’s why this accessory is usually in the bedroom, the bathroom and the hall. However, decorative mirrors have many other applications. For example, multiply the light of the room.

The mirrors reflect the light thus enhancing the luminosity. That is why it is recommended to place mirrors near sources of light, both natural and artificial, and especially dark rooms.

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To highlight elements

The mirrors are also incredibly decorative. Alone or accompanied, these accessories help us put the finishing touch of style to any decor. We can choose a mirror in XL version or opt for a composition by placing several mirrors of different shape and size. In any case, the mirrors contribute to gain amplitude in our environments.

Another unusual use of mirrors is that they allow us to highlight some element of the room. In this sense, we have two options: we can place the mirror on a piece of furniture (such as above the fireplace) or take advantage of the reflection of the mirror. The key is to place this accessory in such a way that reflects a detail of the stay that we want to highlight or enhance.

We propose to take advantage of the reflection to highlight some window or the terrace. Thus, the mirror will reflect the landscape of the exterior or the beautiful flowers that we have on the window sill. But also, it will contribute to gain light and spaciousness in our room. So to speak, the mirror becomes another window.

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Mirrors and Feng Shui

We cannot talk about mirrors without mentioning Feng Shui. This ancient Chinese philosophy, mirrors are important at home to achieve well-being and harmony. Although to get it, they must reflect something nice. In this way, they will allow positive energy to enter the home.

Feng Shui also reminds us that mirrors should not be faced with any door, since according to this philosophy good energy will escape through it.

Trendy touch

Finally, the mirrors also help us put the trendy touch to the decor. We just have to choose the right model. One type of mirror that has become very fashionable is the stand mirror in XL version. Leaning against the wall of the bedroom and the hall, this element brings a touch of trend and different.

We can also opt for gold or copper frame mirrors. Or a mirror with baroque frame that adds a different touch to the environment. Details that will not go unnoticed.


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Henry Doe is a seasoned DIY enthusiast and home improvement, blogger. With over 10 years of experience in renovating his own home, he has honed his skills in carpentry, plumbing, and electrical work. Henry's passion for creating beautiful and functional living spaces has led him to share his knowledge and experiences with his readers through his blog, "Home Sweet Home DIY." His goal is to inspire and empower homeowners to tackle their own home projects, big or small. When he's not hammering and sawing, you can find Henry hiking in the mountains or sipping on a latte at his local coffee shop.