Using decorative glass for Indianapolis homes’ decor goes beyond having wide skylights and stained-glass windows. Mirrors are a great way to use glass as interior decor and mirrors can have a great effect on any room. To illustrate, Fox News Magazine had an article that pointed out how a large mirror can make a room seem bigger:
A large mirror in a small room creates the illusion of depth, so don’t be scared to go big. Deleon recommends placing a big mirror on the wall above a dining room table to reflect the chandelier, or installing a mirror across from a beloved piece of artwork. And, if you’re really feeling adventurous, you can try something even larger: “People have a misconception about wall-to-wall mirrors, thinking they’re dated,” says Deleon. She suggests distressing them or installing sconces to give them a more modern tone.
The effect of giving depth also works well with hallways and stairs. In this instance, placing a small horizontal mirror in a narrow hallway or staircase can widen the space and give people a better sense of flow between rooms.
Another thing that mirrors can do well is to reflect light. If you want a room to be better illuminated during daytime, place a mirror across from a window. This lets the mirror spread light naturally all over the room, without need for lamps or light bulbs during the day.
It may seem daunting to look for the appropriate mirror to match your vision for a room, but there’s no need to worry. If you are in need of custom mirrors, an experienced Indianapolis glass company like Suburban Glass would be able to provide you with what you need. Suburban Glass displays over 100 framed mirrors in their “Showroom of Designs”. You can even mix them in with your furniture, like a chest or coffee table, to beautify a room of your house and protect your furniture.
Placing custom mirrors on your furniture can also lead to interesting visual effects like your drawers seeming to disappear into the wall or your coffee table becoming invisible from certain points of view. Mirrors have a lot of potential in terms of interiors decor and a creative homeowner can have a lot of fun with them. Let glass companies like Suburban Glass guide you towards that fun.
(Source: The Do’s and Don’ts of Decorating with Mirrors, Fox News Magazine, August 16, 2012)