Leaning and Standing Floor Mirrors - Modern Style, Classic Look
Propped up against a wall, floor mirrors can be both functional and beautiful. An often overlooked item in bedroom design, floor mirrors make a fantastic addition to just about any decor style, giving you elegance, and a free-standing yet adjustable solution to any design problems.
Ever since the rise of civilization, this piece of innovation has been used in grooming one's self. While many types are mirrors are used nowadays for utility, man has always made great use of this discovery for purposes of design. In fact, designing or coming up with a look for one's house can be a lot of fun, but it can also be quite a hassle. Well fret no more, mirrors will do that for you!
The addition of a floor standing mirror that is also a piece of furniture ads that sense of sophistication to the room that a standard mirror hung on a wall simply cannot compete with. Let's face it, even the most beautifully framed wall mirrors don't provide the same charm and feeling of luxury that a standing mirror provides. Imagine walking into an empty room, with nothing more than a free standing floor mirror in the middle. That alone is sufficient to evoke impact, what more if used in designing?
When placing a floor length mirror piece of furniture in the room, here's a tip: you need to be mindful of the windows! I'm not talking about superstition here, and it has nothing to do with accumulating bad luck. Windows are simply the best source of illumination in any room, and this is critical if you're attempting to use mirrors to control a certain space's brightness. Simply put, if you are going for a bright atmosphere with plenty of light, try to position the mirror so that reflects any natural light from windows. Not only will this brighten the space, but it can also further the illusion of the space being larger than it really is. Now this is really helpful if the room you are working with evokes this claustrophobic feeling of being 'cramped'. Floor mirrors ought to do the trick for this.
If you're thinking of having a certain space softly lit, avoid placing the floor mirror opposite any bright windows or opposite the entrance to a bath room from which bright light will emerge and reflect back into the room. You can take advantage of adding more ambiance to the room placing the mirror so that it reflects back light of a muted lamp, or an arrangement of candles placed atop another piece of furniture to a get that feel of subtle radiance.
Yet another advantage of floor mirrors is that they can be angled to show off floor coverings, particularly accent rugs or other low lying pieces of decor. This kind of feature is very difficult to achieve with a stationary or hung mirror, but certainly very possible with floor mirrors. By reflecting all or part of a decorative rug you can double the impact that it has on the overall decor and style of the room. In fact, adding an accent rug is another way to boost the overall look and feel of your room; and you can find a variety of information about rugs online or at your nearby home store, and I'm sure they'll be more than happy to show you what a wide variety of rugs there are, including wool rugs, round rugs, and large rugs among many others. Whichever one you opt for, mirrors will ensure that you will have a cost-effective solution to maximize the overall scope or decorative impact of your room accessories.
Floor mirrors are available in a wide range of looks and style ranging from contemporary and modern to traditional and even antique. Make sure to match your overall decorating style when selecting a mirror. In addition, you'll also want to consider the overall size of the mirror when dealing with this design conundrum. Large floor mirrors can make quite a dramatic statement, however in a small room they can also take over the space. On the other hand, in a large room a small mirror will be equally out of place.
There's no limit to what we can achieve with the use of mirrors in our endeavor to achieve that ambience. In summary, all you have to do is try to get a grasp of your room's character first. Big or small? Cramped or cavernous? Bright or bereft of illumination? Then start considering the effect you want to achieve. Radiant? Classical? Modern? Mysterious? Once you've made up your mind on these, you just let the floor mirror take care of everything else.