Decorating With Mirrors – Handcrafted Mirrors by Asheville artists
“We are mirrors whose brightness… is wholly derived from the sun that shines upon us.” ~ C.S. Lewis
Simple Reflective glass. Mirrors are unique devices that bend light waves so that we can see a clear image of ourselves and the world around us.
We know of few homes that don’t boast of a decorative mirror or two. Yet this wonderful inventions have become so common place that few of us understand the true power that decorating with mirrors can have on our homes.
According to an article we found on Home and Garden TV, interior designer Andreea Avram Rusu says there are never rules when it comes to decorating with mirrors.
“Mirrors bring light and depth into rooms — they’re like decorative windows you can move around and place as you like,” she says.
Mirrors have several benefits and can “reflect and emphasize views and colors from art and/or adjacent walls creating special effects,” designer Celia Berliner says.
A bold and gorgeous mirror can be the focal point of a room says Designer Andreas Charalambous of FORMA Design.
A mirror can “reflect the light from the [room] and to serve as a last-minute check point as the owners head out to work,” he says. “The mirror itself becomes the artwork in a minimal set up. Even a large wall mirror can bring simplicity to a space if used correctly.”
Expand Your Space
It is recommended that you add mirrors to any space that you want to visually expand.
“The location and placement of the mirror are key when utilizing them — you want to ensure that it will not create undesirable reflections and will allow it to maximize its innate qualities,” designer Celia Berliner says. Mirrors, … brighten the room, create additional luminosity and add dimension to the space, she says.
Going Mirror Crazy
Designer Jennifer Duneier says that you can never have enough mirrors. She recommends that you break out the box and try something new — hang multiple mirrors on a single wall.
“If you use them together on a wall, you want them to be grouped in a visually-pleasing way, similar to art pieces,” designer Amy Bubier says. “The scale of the mirrors should be proportional to each other and to the wall space — avoid using small mirrors on a large wall.”
As you can see several of our artists: Rick Hill and Laura Sommerville have brought in some new work this month.
If you are thinking of redecorating a room or two this summer then we invite you drop by the gallery and see some of the great mirrored art pieces we have available. > Mountain Made, a Asheville Art Gallery.