In this week’s Two Tip Tuesday decorating tip I discuss the best and worst places to hang a mirror. For my photography tip I discuss photographing during the time of the day called the Golden Hour.
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Best Places to hang a mirror
The first thing you should consider when hanging a mirror is to be aware of what the mirror is reflecting. Ideally, you want the mirror reflecting something beautiful. A beautiful view, a nice focal point or perhaps a great piece of artwork.
1. Hang mirrors where you use them
It goes without saying that mirrors should be placed where used. Bathrooms and bedrooms are obvious choices. Mirrors should be hung at a comfortable height so that you are not bending down to see yourself.
Where to hang decorative mirrors though can be more challenging.
2. Hang a mirror so it reflects something attractive
In this dinning room the mirror over the side board reflects both a custom chandelier and a beautiful piece of art.
3. Hang a mirror opposite a window or glass doorway to reflect the light.
A mirror can act as another window if it is hung adjacent to or on the opposite wall of another light source such as a window or glass door.
Worst places to hang a mirror
4. Hanging a mirror too high up on the wall
The reflection will be the top of the opposite wall and the ceiling. Better to hang a piece of artwork over a tall mantle and hang the mirror somewhere else.
5. Hanging a mirror in a narrow hallway
If there is no natural light for the mirror to reflect then a dark narrow hallway is also not a good spot to hang a mirror.
6. Hanging a mirror to reflect something unattractive
My least favorite place to hang a mirror is when it is reflecting something unattractive such in a mudroom reflecting coats, backpacks and clutter. Every time you pass by it will be a reminder of the mess it is reflecting.
So the bottom line is, hang a mirror where it will reflect some light to brighten up your room and make sure what it is reflecting is attractive to look at.
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