Mirrors are staples of domestic interiors, and modern mirrors are an easy way to add contemporary style to any space. Because mirrors are always useful and often practical, there’s no reason to settle for an ordinary mirror that doesn’t add to the overall ambience of your home. While there are no rules for selecting contemporary mirrors, a few guidelines can help you select the perfect modern mirror for any room in the house.
It’s hard to pass by a mirror and not turn and look. So why not make the most of that built-in advantage? When selecting a contemporary mirror for any room, go the extra mile and make it really count, both practically and decoratively. This doesn’t mean buying the showiest, most expensive modern wall mirror or freestanding floor-length mirror, but it does mean thinking carefully about how the space that the mirror will take up can best be maximized.
Be practical with decorative contemporary mirrors. Mirrors can be highly decorative or ornamental, of course, but even designer mirrors are useful objects at the core, and not maximizing that component is silly. Even if you choose modern mirrors primarily for their decorative value, make sure that even the most decorative contemporary mirrors have practical applications. A mirror that is hung too high or too low to be useful might look pretty, but misses a fundamental practical opportunity as well. A particularly strikingly decorative modern mirror that’s hung over a bathroom sink fulfills a dual role of being a modern décor accent that’s also entirely useful.
There are many advantages to installing large mirrors in a room, not the least of which is that oversized mirrors can create the illusion of space—something that can be particularly valuable when a room is especially small. And floor-length mirrors are always visually dramatic, whether in bedroom or living room.But going bigger isn’t the only way to take advantage of modern wall mirrors. A beautifully crafted, artfully designed modern mirror that’s small in scale can add great value to a room’s design with both beauty and imaginative placement. A small contemporary mirror in the entry of a house or apartment, for instance, may be practical for that one final look before leaving the house, but, if chosen carefully, can be just as dramatic as a larger scale designer mirror.
The clean profiles of square and rectangular mirrors are difficult for any modern design enthusiast to resist, but don’t be afraid to move beyond conventional geometric modern mirrors. Ovals, triangles, and even asymmetric shapes can bring unexpected panache to a contemporary room, so when you’re shopping for a modern mirror, think beyond squares, rectangles and circles.