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Tips for using Mirror Furniture…

This contemporary mirror credenza is a glamorous addition to any space. I like the fact that you don't have to use it in a dining room...you can have it play a dramatic role in the entry, bedroom, living room...get creative!

Mirror furniture is not a new thing…in the era of the Glamorous 40′s, this trend was explored by those who had the funds and style to make that choice.

I have always had a mirror chest in my entry which I love because it reflects light, adds a dash of personality and simply does not take up as much visual space as it’s size dictates which providing me with much needed storage space.

You do not want to over do a good thing though… a couple pieces are enough to make a smashing statement.

Tips:

1. Choose furniture with quality mirror which has a clear and deep reflection.

2. Mirror which has an ‘antiqued’ look will give you a more traditional look while a clear mirror will give you a more contemporary look.

3. Sharp edges can be dangerous, but does not mean you should avoid it..just put it against a wall where it is not in a traffic pattern..for instance a dining room.

4. Good quality mirror feels good to the touch…almost soft and cushy…kind of like touching polished limestone.

5. Use table mats and coasters..glass does scratch.

6. Put the piece in an area where it will reflect light…opposite a window, under a lamp, at the end of a hall…these locations will allow the furniture to enhance the space with it’s reflective properties.

7. Lastly…clean your mirror…it needs to be spotless to look its best!

 

This is a classic piece which is GORGEOUS for a dining room or a foyer.

 

I just purchased 2 of these for my bedroom...can't wait for the delivery!!!

 

 

What a great piece for a foyer... the black base adds a nice punctuation and I like the continuous frame around the drawers.

 

If you want contemporary..this is hard core...very artsy

 

Notice this one does not have a frame...very clean, simple and paying respectful homage to the nature of mirror..I love this one!

 

This transitional piece is kid friendly with its wood edges.

 

This chunky mirror table does not take up as much visual space due to its reflective nature...I like the way the edges are finished...minimizes accidental cracks .

 

Look at this stunning room...I love the design of this space...very well done . The mirror screen adds such a dynamic feel and definitely adds 'architecture' to the room by emphasizing the height and bouncing light and shapes within its reflection.

 

This screen can be used behind a bed as in the photo above...or in the corner of the room to blur the perspectives and corners.

Mirrors are a powerful design tool, not just meant for installation on walls…be bold be brave..use mirror furniture to bend your space and reflect light…you will be hooked on the effect!

All images are from google.com

 

 

 

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About the Author

Evelyn ( B.A.) is an Interior Designer in Toronto who is a regular contributor to TheRedPin Pulse with valuable and insightful thoughts and lessons in the art of creating beautiful and memorable Interior Design Solutions.
  • http://www.gothiccabinetcraft.com/ Gothic Cabinet Craft

    Mirror furniture requires a little bit more upkeep than most wood furniture. Any smudges are going to show immediately, so it might not be the best choice if you have little kids that like to touch everything! Invest in lots of Windex!

  • http://www.outthereinteriors.com/ Beth Price

    I love the artsy cubed mantelpiece!  

    Which room do you think glass furniture goes best in? 

    Beth