It’s easy to underestimate the importance of mirrors. We’ve got twenty-four-seven access to cameras that fit into our pockets, makeup mirrors on our vanities, kitchen splash-backs. The humble old mirror doesn’t seem to have the same pull it used to.

But once upon a time, mirrors were one of the most coveted commodities on the planet. Heck, it’s said that Venice used to be so protective of its mystical mirror secrets, back when venetian mirrors had no real equal, that they’d send spies around the world just to make sure their own mirror makers didn’t spill the beans – which they eventually did.

Some say they’re the gateway to your soul, others just admire their beauty. Whatever your reason, here are a few ways you can use mirrors in your home.

  1. Enhance Space & Lighting

Use a well-placed mirror to enhance the natural light and sense of space in a room. You don’t have to go quite as far as the palace of Versailles – you’re not looking to blind the neighbourhood, just lift the room. If it’s a small space, use a vertical mirror like Domayne’s Mason Long Mirror to open up the room.

  1. The Great Outdoors
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We’re used to seeing mirrors in entryways and corridors, but an outdoor mirror can be super eye-catching, especially when reflecting a nice green garden. Get creative and place mirrors around your outdoor seating areas, or in the garden itself.

  1. Placement and Proportion

Remember to take one vital thing into account what the mirror is reflecting. A mirror isn’t always something to just stop in front of and check your hair. It can be a statement piece, reflecting the design of your choice, creating a focal point of the room.

Now it’s your turn to get your hands on something the mirror makers of the past could only dream of.

Domayne has a massive range of mirrors, so for more tips and tricks on how to best use mirrors in your home, check out the range at Domayne today.

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Author
Chris Tankey