2. Consider shape and size. Mirrors are design accessories, just like a piece of art, and can help add creative interest to a space.
3. Use mirrors to help make small spaces feel larger. Mirrors automatically make many spaces feel taller and or wider.
4. Hang mirrors in a series. This is a top tip of interior designers. Mirrors hung in a series can give the visual illusion of windows. Odd pairings tend to work best, such as a series of three or five.
5. Experiment with color. Looking for a mirror to blend in a space? Consider using a white frame. Colors such as black, silver and brass can help add a sense of contrast.
6. Place round mirrors above rectangular surfaces. Ever wonder why a round mirror looks great above a sideboard or dresser?
7. Get crafty! Looking for an interesting mirror? Why not make your own? Making a mirror is as simple as taking a frame or old window and gluing a mirror onto the back.
8. Go tall. When looking for ways to elongate a room, either vertically or horizontally, slim, long mirrors work well.
9. Pay attention to placement. Whether you are looking to place mirrors in a series or in a more whimsical placement, planning can often be the key to a successful design solution.
10. Use mirrors instead of traditional artwork. Mirrors are typically less expensive.
Cathy Hobbs, based in New York City, is an Emmy Award-winning television host and a nationally known interior design and home staging expert with offices in New York City, Boston and Washington, D.C. Contact her at email@example.com or visit her website at www.cathyhobbs.com .