Posts Tagged ‘mirrors’

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.

A Few Design Tips

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Design and Decorating, Family, Hints and Advice

Do you want a home where you can relax and where guests can feel at home? Here are a few tips to make your space personal and inviting.

Make it Personal

  • What color were your walls in your bedroom when you were a child? Why not use the same color scheme now? Use the same color for your bedding.
  • Use a desk to work double duty as a night stand. The extra storage means you have everything from your laptop to jewelry within reach.
  • Save dried flowers, matchbooks, bottle caps or other mementos and use them to fill large glass jars. These are personal reminders of events in your life that are colorful and add whimsey to your room.
  • Stack your own personal coffee table books. Display only the books that mean something to you.

Add color

  • Keep large pieces neutral and accessories bright. For example, a gray couch is a great canvas for fun pillows. Choose a variety of materials like linen and silk with vibrant patterns to create a cheerful palette.
  • On your walls, vintage maps make great artwork. Choose places that mean something to you.
  • Make a table pop with colorful glass vases or teacups collected from your trips around the world.

Cheat a Little

  • Mirrors can make a small space feel larger. Photos can add dimension as well. Remember those bulletin boards from your college dorm room? Same idea here. Display your favorite pictures and rotate them often. Call it wall art.
  • No pricey chandelier. No problem. An oversize floor lamp can easily be transformed into a central light.

Remember – your space is YOUR space so make it uniquely yours.