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Secret Interior Hack - Mirrors!

Updated: Apr 16, 2023

Mirrors are so important within an interior scheme, they add depth to a room and give it more life, in fact the clever use of mirrors can be a great interior hack.

Incorporating mirrors is crucial for capturing light and bouncing it into darker corners as well as reflecting the favourite parts of your home. When creating an interior scheme on a budget, a mirror allows you to save money and make the most of expensive parts of the design for example wallpaper, artworks and ornaments by reflecting them back into the room. so you can enjoy them from different angles.

Mirrors can also bring the outside in, for example we had a beautiful sea view in our last home and the large mirror in our bedroom reflected the view perfectly into the room so you could enjoy it wherever you were.

I especially love an antique mirror. This great reclaimed over-mantle mirror above our fireplace in the kitchen was an eBay find and was the perfect finishing touch to the interior scheme. It helps bring more light into the room as well as creating the illusion of more space, it also reflects the three pendants we have hanging over the kitchen island and makes it look like we have six! We painted the frame to tie in with the rest of the kitchen, a very happy find.

I am also a big fan of a round mirror and we have a few around our house, it's a recurring theme! This is my favourite and is from Ikea many years ago. It is fairly neutral so it works in lots of different interior schemes. It’s generous size means it is quite a statement piece and impactful. We have positioned it in different places over the years. In our previous home it was perfect to reflect the greenery from the garden back into the house and here it bounces light from a Velux window and door lights back into what could otherwise be a fairly dark hallway.

This small bathroom has no external windows so I incorporated a mirrored wall into the room design. The mirror that we had cut to the exact size we wanted reaches right up to the ceiling and gives a sense of space. We also have a sensor light in here so as soon as you step into the room the light comes on and you don’t feel like you are in a cave! The mirror reflecting the light really helps with this too.

When starting an interior scheme from scratch or updating an existing scheme always remember to incorporate mirrors into the design.

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PS. I recently came across an article online that claimed there are 4 places you should never hang a mirror - Feng Shui and all that.

Hmm, interesting I thought to myself... I’ll read on.

So, apparently these are the 4 places to ‘NOT Hang a Mirror in Your Home

1. DON'T hang across from clutter. ‘You want your mirrors to reflect light and happy energy — not piles of mail, toys, or other clutter’. Err, this probably means I can’t have a mirror anywhere in my home.

2. DON'T hang in the kitchen. Something to do with steam & grease and stuff.

3. DON'T hang directly across from the front door. Apparently the good energy will bounce out (and we all need every bit of good energy we can get right?!)

4. DON'T hang directly above or opposite bed. Spoils my fun a bit…

Now you know!

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Apr 17, 2023

I like a mirror in the garden too!

Emily Hadley
Emily Hadley
Apr 18, 2023
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Hey Amanda, I like a mirror in the garden too, especially in a little nook to make it feel bigger xxx

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