Have you been looking to add a little light into your room or create the illusion of more space? Our range of mirrors could be just the thing you’re looking for. We have something to suit every style or budget. And to help you with decorating with mirrors, we’ve put together our top tips to help inspire you.
Adding a mirror to a room all hangs in the placement. There’s so many you can choose from, so it’s something you should definitely take a little bit of time to think about. Read our guide below, and remember to browse our full range of mirrors at Solihull Lighting by clicking here.
Find the Perfect Shape
The shape of the mirror you choose can be as important as the overall look and style of it. The shape will define the mood of the item and will also add to your whole interior design.
If you’re after a softer finish, opt for a rounded or curved frame. Having this shape will soften the lines in a room. It’s also great for more angular areas such as bathrooms or dining rooms. A curved mirror will counteract any room where there is a lot of symmetrical detailing that you want to break up.
Having a flush fitting mirrored backplate light such as the Searchlight 8803-36CC or the mirror effect dazzle table lamp adds that circular mirror feel to any room without having to compromise on wall space.
The more traditional rectangle mirror is really great at accentuating the width of the room. Rectangular mirrors reflect light and make the whole space feel bigger, whilst also illuminating darker spaces.
If you’re looking for the perfect bathroom mirror, why not take a look at the super popular Endon spectrum mirror light. This mirror is perfect for bathroom use, with LED lighting surrounding it that has 8 colour changes to create the perfect ambience.
Square and more angular mirror shapes are perfect for the contemporary home depending on the style of the frame. Having an angular shape adds whimsy and vibrancy to your interior decor. Use different sized angular mirrors interspersed with art and photo frames to add a personal touch. You can mix and match with simple frame shapes to create a statement wall.
Think About the Size
When you are going to purchase a new mirror you have to think about the size of the frame. Choosing an incorrect size compared to the size of the wall can make a room look out of perspective. The size of the mirror should be based on the impact you want it to have on the space.
Using a smaller mirror on a larger wall space will make it look lost. You don’t want a statement mirror to look insignificant hanging on a large, empty wall. Small mirrors are perfect accent pieces that give out light here and there, but you should remember that mirrors have a function too.
The Endon Aerith wall light is perfect for homes that are limited on space but still want to add in that mirrored touch. If you have more room to play with, something like the Diyas Pandora pendant light is ideal for the space above a dining table.
If you want to make your room look more open and inviting, opt for a large rectangular mirror. Always consider size over style. You want a larger mirror so that it doesn’t blend into the background rather than being an obvious focal point.
Style is Very Important
Your personal style and room theme will be the deciding factor when it comes to choosing a mirror for your home. You have to pay attention to the size and shape, but there’s no point buying a mirror that you don’t like the look of.
Mirrors can go with your current room style or go for a contrasting style so that it stands out on your walls. Think about how you want the mirror to fit into the theme of the room and what statement you want to make with it. Get creative!
For the ultimate stylish touch using mirrored lighting, take a look at the Diyas range available from Solihull Lighting. Products like the Pegasus ceiling light add a mirror into your room whilst also adding the perfect amount of style and elegance.
Remember we stock a full range of mirrors here at Solihull Lighting. You can browse our selection by clicking here.