Mirrors have many positive traits such as they reflect the light, this is extremely useful when it comes to decorating your home. The reflective quantities of a mirror are able to transform the overall appearance of a room giving it a whole new look.

Whilst mirrors come in many shapes and sizes from the traditional rectangular shape to the more abstract heart shape round mirrors have become extremely popular in recent months and are definitely here to stay. You are sure to find a mirror that will blend effortlessly into your home however in this guide we will demonstrate how effective round mirrors can be in your home interior.

Creating Space

One of the best uses of a round mirror is to increase the appearance size of a room.

Ideally you should look to position your round mirror over significant key items in your room whether it be your sofa, fireplace, headboard or dressing table. That way the attention is not only focused on your key features within your room but the reflection of the opposite wall will create the impression of a larger space.

Round mirrors are perfect if you are looking to place just 1 mirror in your home since furniture is generally rectangular in shape the round mirror is able to provide visual variety to your room. However if you are wanting to create a subtle effect on your wall whilst also increasing space multiple round mirrors can look extremely effective. You should opt for smaller sized round mirrors or perhaps a variation of sizes as you do not want to overpower your living space.

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Increasing Light

Another fantastic use of a mirror is to bring some additional light into a dark lit room. A mirror is able to reflect light back and then project it around your living space. When choosing where to position your round mirror look for sources of light in the room whether it be a lamp, window or an open doorway and then hang your mirror directly opposite the light source, this will allow the mirror to reflect the light beautifully. Round mirrors are a wonderful choice as they create the illusion of a light source due to their rounded shape, this also add visual variety to your room.

Enhancing Furniture

Round mirrors can be used to effectively enhance the current furniture in your room. Adding mirrors to the front of a wardrobe or perhaps featuring on a dressing table can instantly add light to the room as well as brightening up your furniture. If you have a small round mirror you could choose to mount it at the back of a display cabinet or on the back of a bookcase this will enhance your ornaments that you are displaying in your home.

Not only will this help make your room look brighter it will help illuminate the key pieces in your room. Another advantage is that if you choose to display your mirror at the back of a cabinet or sideboard you are able to see the back of your decorative items therefore showing them off to their full potential.

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Creating a Focal Point

A single mirror used by itself can create an attractive feature, especially if it has an ornate frame. The mirror should be used in a similar manner to other decorative wall items such as paintings and pictures. The curved lines of a round mirror are softer than traditional rectangular lines and can help to focus on a particular area without overpowering your current space. You may wish to use a variety of mirror shapes and combine a rectangular mirror with some small round mirrors to create a symmetrical display that will instantly create a wonderful focal point on you wall.

Another extremely popular round mirror style is a sunburst mirror. Sunburst mirrors are a real statement piece and can instantly add an artistic decorative flair to any wall. They have a cheerful bright quality that can help uplift any dull look living space. Sunburst mirrors tend to be more of a decorative piece than a functional mirror as the mirrors themselves tend to be small with a striking frame. This however is ideal if you are looking to use the mirror as a centrepiece for your room that will also help increase light and space.

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We hope this article has provided you with some ideas on how to effectively use a round mirror in your home to create a soft, delicate look. Be inspired by our wonderful range of round mirror. Look out for further home design and stylish tips in the future.

The Exclusive Mirrors Team x