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How to Hang a Mirror in Your Kitchen

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Design and Decorating, Kitchen and Bath

When used creatively, mirrors can add a tremendous decorative edge to a space. We are so used to seeing mirrors suspended in many different areas of the home, but what about the kitchen? The kitchen is probably the last place you thought about placing a mirror. However, a well-chosen mirror can be the right accessory to inject loads of glamour into this space.

Why Hang A Mirror in the Kitchen?

Of course, hanging a mirror in the kitchen is a non-traditional decorating idea. Some people are totally against it because the kitchen is almost always a messy workspace. From helping the kids complete a project to trying out a new recipe, all kinds of experiments take place in this area; a mirror could just be a reflection of the mess. On the other hand, mirrors can open up a space and add decorative detail to the room.

So why would you hang a mirror in the kitchen? According to the experts, whenever there is an opportunity to add dimension, we should take advantage of it. Incorporating a mirror into the kitchen can instantly boost the brightness and double the depth of the room. Depending on where in the kitchen you choose to suspend a mirror, it can visually improve your cooking and countertop space.

Depending on the style and materials, mirrors are inexpensive. There are many imaginative ways to incorporate mirrors in space. From framed oversized mirrors to medium ones with metal hardware, nothing is off-limits.

Where Should I Hang a Mirror in the Kitchen?

If you are sold on the idea, you are probably wondering where is the best to place up hang up a mirror in the kitchen. Remember, clever positioning is everything, so you will want to make sure you pick the perfect location. Here are some places you might want to suspend a mirror in this area:

Behind the Stove

A mirrored backsplash behind the stove provides a backsplash effect that will allow you to keep your eye on the kids while preparing a meal. A mirrored backsplash will also visually double the space behind it. Depending on how tall the backsplash is, it can even make the ceiling appear higher. Mirrored backsplashes are something we often see in kitchen designs, so get creative.

Behind the Sink

Do you not have a small window above the kitchen sink? Well, you can always create the effect of one with a mirror. As previously mentioned, mirrors reflect light, which makes them ideal for small or dark spaces. By installing a mirrored backsplash behind the sink, in lieu of a window, your kitchen is guaranteed to feel spacious and comfortable for socializing and cooking.

What are your thoughts on incorporating mirrors into your kitchen design? Let us know below in the comment section.

Take Time to Reflect on Mirrors

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Design and Decorating

If you’ve visited some mountainous countries, you’ve probably run across mirrors like this one. The goal is to provide an early view of oncoming traffic to make it easier to navigate switchback roads.

This mirror was carefully positioned to make the most of its view. In your home, there is a value to taking the time to position your own mirrors to make the most of them.

Mirrors can be functional in a number of ways. They can reflect light, serve as a chance to check your appearance, and expand the feel of a space. When you buy a mirror, think about whether it can be more than decorative.

A mirror can grab light from a nearby window to brighten a dark corner. To take full advantage of the mirror, experiment with placement to maximize the light reflected.

If you would like a mirror near your normal home exit door to do a final check of your appearance, be sure to get a large enough mirror and position it well for everyone in the family. Many times there’s a tendency to hang a mirror too high so that shorter family members can only see from the nose up. Once again, experiment with size and placement to ensure that the mirror is as useful as you planned.

Don’t limit your reflection attention to actual mirrors. Many other elements in your home may be reflective. Some flooring has a natural shine such as natural woods and various tiles. Metallic accessories also have a natural reflective quality. Add sparkle to your room by considering reflections when you decorate.