Let the home mirror
HOT summer months induce one to spend a major part of the day indoors, away from the soaring temperatures outdoors. And if the interiors, instead of appearing cramped and restrictive, give the feeling of openness it feels so much more comfortable and cooler. One ploy to enhance or create this feeling of openness inside a house, howsoever small it may be, is to strategically place mirrors in a way as to create the illusion of space and depth.
Undertake an unusual activity this weekend—that of rearranging or installing mirrors in your home in a way as to highlight the plus points and camouflage the negatiive features. Play magic with mirrors and see the dramatic effect they have in making your humble or not-so humble abode look roomier. And be in no doubt, mirrors may actually change your point of view!
So, here’s to
hunting out any fancy mirrors that you were gifted and you stacked
away for lack of use or randomly hung up on some obscure wall. And if
you don’t already have decorative mirrors lying around, scout around
for some massive ones in unusual shapes or with interesting frames and
use a Sunday afternoon to give your home an ambience that literally
reflects your creativity and imagination power.
The interesting thing about this versatile accessory is that you can experiment with it in practically all rooms of your house, from the living room to the kitchen. Here’s how:
Small pier mirrors placed between windows were used by 18th-century French designers to visually minimise massive walls.
Food for reflection
Shelves with a view
Mirrors offer possibilities unlimited
and you can use them to mirror your personality and tastes. Happy