How To Use Mirrors In Your Home To Enhance Natural Light - Libra Interiors

How To Use Mirrors In Your Home To Enhance Natural Light

When it comes to interior design, you can’t put a price on the value of natural light. In addition to its physical benefits, it brings an energy to a space, enhancing colours and textures, influencing mood and atmosphere. It’s almost impossible to recreate with electrical light but it can be enhanced, and mirrors are one of the easiest (and most cost effective) ways to do this.

A lack of natural light is always at its most effecting during the winter months so it’s important to try and bottle every last ounce of it, especially if you’re working from home. Positioned correctly, mirrors will bounce daylight around a room, casting light into darker corners and helping a space to feel bigger and airier. What’s more, they also make a fantastic decorative addition, so the benefits are two-fold.

Hanging a mirror opposite a window will enable it to reflect the maximum amount of natural light, but it also needs to work with the existing layout of your space. They make great focal points when hung over fireplaces, consoles and sofas so take this into account and consider a furniture re-shuffle if it’s practical to do so.

From statement mirrors that double-up as a piece of art, to sleek and simple shapes that will add a subtle elegance, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite light-enhancing designs below. 

Statement Mirrors

Make a style statement with a mirror that’s as pretty as it is practical. These decorative designs are great for hanging over console tables to create a focal point in a room.

Round Mirrors

Cool and classic, round mirrors are an interiors staple and their gorgeous shape offers the perfect contrast to straighter lines found across other pieces of furniture. We love to style them in hallways and bathrooms.

Long Mirrors

Full length mirrors can be incredibly effective when it comes to maximising light so make sure you position them carefully. These stylish designs deserve to be the centre of attention.

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