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.
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!
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!
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