People have been fascinated by mirrors for thousands of years, and owning a mirror was once a sign of wealth and status.
Making the Most of Mirrors
Everyone is familiar with the simple mirrors of everyday life used for checking your appearance in the bathroom before heading out the door or looking behind you in the car as you drive to work.
But mirrors have many more applications than just checking the view.
- Amplifying Light
By placing a mirror near a window in such a way that it catches the light from outside, you can brighten the entire room without using any extra energy from the power company.
- Changing a Room’s Apparent Dimensions
A small or awkward space can be made to look bigger and roomier by the careful placement of a mirror.
- Attracting Attention
A large and elegantly framed mirror can become an attractive focal point in a room without any outstanding features, such as living room without a fireplace.
- Distracting Attention
In a room with an unattractive feature, a mirror can be used to distract attention from the unwanted and refocus it elsewhere.
- Adding to Window Space
In rooms with small or non-existent windows, a mirror can create the illusion of an opening or make existing window space seem larger and brighter.
- Shining Light into the Dark
Some rooms have dark corners or awkward areas that are hard to illuminate. A mirror can brighten up the space and make it look larger at the same time.
- Brightening Outdoor Spaces
Mirrors are not just for inside – they can also be used on patios, terraces, and in gardens, enhancing the colors, size, and shape of an outdoor space. Mirrors come in all shapes and sizes and can be hung without a frame or framed in endless ways using metal, plastic, and wood as borders. Creative mirror design and use has a myriad of applications for making living rooms, dining rooms, kitchens, hallways, bedrooms, and even the garden look bigger, brighter, and better.
And of course, mirrors are always useful in bathrooms as well.
If you are looking for mirrors to enhance your home or office in the High Desert region, talk to the glass experts at Vern’s Glass in Victorville. Vern’s sells and installs a wide selection of mirrors.