Buying Guide for Pictures and Mirrors
There is a vast array of choice on offer when it comes to adding a touch of class to your home. You can buy a range of pictures and mirrors to caters for all tastes and in styles both modern and traditional. Here are a few hints and tips to help you make your mind up what to buy.
Pictures can be used to brighten up a room, fill a blank wall or generally add interest to your home. The mood of a room can be drastically improved with the right piece of artwork. Minimalist dÃÂ©cor styles often benefit from the lift that a striking picture can give and in more traditional rooms they add the finishing touches.
Pictures can be used on their own in a solitary position for great dramatic effect or in a group to form a small gallery.
Mirrors bring light into a room as they reflect light back out from all angles. If you have a dark room it's particularly useful to have a mirror positioned so it will reflect the light from a window.
If you have a narrow passage or landing in your home a mirror will make it look bigger as it gives an optical illusion of space
It's always a good idea to have a full length mirror in your home, usually in the bedroom, so you can check your full appearance before you go out for the day. You can also see what you look like from the back if you stand with your back to full length mirror and angle a smaller mirror in front of you. It's always good to make sure you are looking smart before you leave the house and a mirror in the hallway near the front door is great for a last minute check.
Contemporary wall art has become very popular recently and there is a great range to choose from. It's more like sculpture and it's great for adding texture and atmosphere to a room.