October 2011 |
Strategically placed mirrors can be luxurious, as well as practical, and can even create the illusion of a larger room. Here are a few simple tips for positioning your mirrors around your house.
If you want to be as simple as possible, mirrors for a practical purpose are often found in the bedroom, bathroom and entry way.
Decorative mirrors are often hung vertically. Also position them so direct open light won’t reflect into the mirrors. You don’t want to “blind” your guests with reflective light.
Distance from the floor can also play a factor in hanging your larger wall mirrors. As a rule of thumb, the top of the mirror should be a minimum of 6 feet from the ground. Also, the bottom of the mirror should be at least 1.5 feet above the floor. You also want to account for the space in front of the mirror. Try leaving 3-5 feet in front of a mirror to allow people to step back while looking at the mirror.
Source: “Mirrors Placement and Mirrors Placement and Size.” Home Decor – Home Furnishings, Lighting and Architectural Products. Inviting Home. Web. 26 Sept. 2011. <http://www.invitinghome.com/Mirrors/Mirrors_Placement.htm>.