As professional home decorating fanatics, we love homewares of all shapes and sizes. And although we’re not supposed to play favourites, we’d be lying if we didn’t admit mirrors hold a special place in our hearts. Not only can a single mirror brighten a room significantly (especially positioned opposite a window), it can also make it appear larger—without the pricey home renovations!
Here are two easy rules of thumb for making your mirrors more magnificant in your family spaces.
THE FIRST RULE OF THUMB IS TO HANG MIRRORS (AND ARTWORK) 150 CENTIMETRES FROM THE FLOOR TO THE CENTRE OF THE MIRROR.
This is a good way to ensure that people standing in front of the mirror or walking past it can see themselves.It’s also important to make sure that the width of the mirror is smaller than the width of furniture positioned below it. How much smaller? Well, a mirror that’s two-thirds the size of the piece of furniture below it (or a little bit wider) will look fabulous almost every time.
SECOND RULE OF THUMB: MAKE SURE YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR MIRROR IS HOLDING ONTO!
Most of our beautiful mirrors can be hung either portrait or landscape style with the aid of a two-part rail on the back. But you don't want to invest in a mirror just to see it fall and smash because you were too hasty putting it up. So, you should make sure you know what you're hanging the mirror on. We’ve even made instructional videos to give you a step-by-step guide to hanging mirrors on both masonry and plasterboard walls.