Check out these 5 reasons to add a round mirror to your space;
Did you know the mirror, as we know it today, was invented fewer than 200 years ago? According to
Mirrors are an age old tool in eye trickery. Whether it’s making a magician’s assistant appear halved or a living room appear doubled, a mirror’s ability to facilitate optical illusions of space can’t be matched. If your living space is small, adding reflective surfaces is a must for making rooms feel larger and more open. While this goes for mirrors of all shapes and sizes, round mirrors are an unexpected shape that will feel like more of a design element than your conventional rectangular framed variety.
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It’s easy to forget that mirrors reflect more than just the objects placed in front of them. Light is refracted and bounced off of the mirror’s reflective surface, meaning it basically acts as an additional light source. What’s better about mirrors than lamps or sconces is they have the ability to reflect natural light (which is always the best). A round mirror can increase the cool, natural light in your space while adding a warmth with its rounded edges.
Quick science lesson: By nature, mirrors are hard, reflective surfaces. That means adding one to your space may make it feel a little stark. Good design is all about balance and choosing a soft, round shape to balance out the angular nature of reflective glass is an excellent way to achieve a harmonious aesthetic in any room.
4. Unconventional, Yet Timeless
For some reason, rectangular mirrors have been the norm for the past few decades. While round mirrors have only been a trendy staple for the last couple years, don’t discount them as a piece that will soon look dated. Right now, a round mirror will act as an unexpected element that will add interest to your space, but its simple, classic shape will likely stand the test of time (unless it has a chevron-patterned frame or something…).
5. Round Shapes are Calming
Versatile, and universally appealing in their aesthetic, you pretty much can’t go wrong with round mirrors. Would you consider swapping out your angular mirrors for a more contoured option?