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The Role of Mirrors in Interior Design

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Have you ever wondered how the perfect mirror is chosen to transform the look and feel of a room? With the evolution of so many different shapes, sizes and styles – mirrors have become more than a practical accessory. Interior designers and architects use mirrors as an effective tool to not only fulfil practical purposes but for a variety of creative motives. Read on for an insider look into the role of mirrors in interior design, how they can create impressive layouts and how they can ensure a luxury breathtaking interior dècor.

How to choose the perfect mirror for your interior

When selecting a mirror for your interior you should first consider the design, shape and size that will be the best fit for the space and what its primary roles are. Consider the following:

1. Do you want to enlarge the space? 

It’s no secret that mirrors can help a small space breathe. A wall or large hallway mirror is an excellent way to create interest and depth without taking up limited space in the actual room (just cover a wall instead!). On the other hand, smaller luxury mirrors can be an excellent choice if you don’t want to use a whole wall, or if you want to cover a whole wall covered in several mirrors instead. Used this way, they become not only a luxury accessory but also a tool to create depth, especially if paired with a light source. Try placing mirrors near windows, or a foot or two behind a pendant light or chandelier for example.

2. Do you want to brighten up a space?

When interiors feel small and dark,  mirrors in interior design can be a tool to reflect light into it. If possible, try installing the mirror opposite or beside a window to reflect as much natural light as possible.

Mirrors don’t have to be hung on walls to reflect light either, they can be placed throughout a room in different ways. For example, you could line the back of a shelf or cabinet. Buying furniture boasting reflective glass or chrome accents works well too. Mirrored trays or decorative items, propped on top of mantelpieces or tabletops work beautifully, for example.

3. Do you want a mirror as a focal point?

Use  luxury mirrors in interior design to add a focal point to your home décor and augment the overall design. A favourite is our regal Lapis Lazuli mirror made from tempered glass and our exclusive faux lapis lazuli finish. Its sophisticated curved design would be a glamorous contemporary addition to any room. 

Another favourite is our hand-carved and cast Lennox Wall Mirror in antiqued metallic gold leaf. A timeless and contemporary accessory that works perfect as a hall mirror, above a mantle piece or paired with our shagreen console tables

4. Do you want your mirror to disguise?

Scratches, wavy wall areas and blemishes can depreciate your home interior design. To conserve the sophisticated style, use luxury mirrors to hide imperfections from view. 

Select a big but artistic mirror wall to cover blemishes. Choose one that complements the rest of the décor, but also adds personality to it. The purpose is to focus the attention on the mirror rather than the unsightly spots!

You can also use several mirrors to create a collage and distract guests by converting your wall into a statement. A good option for this trick is to use rounded mirrors.

5. Do you want your mirror to enhance architectural features?

Clever architectural design deserves to be celebrated. Use a mirror to showcase those elegant shapes and textures that give personality to your home. Place a mirror in an area that reflects interesting architectural elements for example, such as stairs, doors or elegant columns.


By understanding the role of mirrors in interior design, you can now level up your home with mirrors from Forwood Design! Want to know more? Find more luxury home accessories on our website. Subscribe to our newsletter for exclusive recommendations and to be the first to hear of new collections on the way…

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