The mirror is one of the most easily obtained, beneficial pieces of wall decor a person can invest in. There are small mirrors, tall mirrors, wide mirrors, oval mirrors, mirrors with scalloped edges and so many, many more. They are among the more practical of home accessories. In fact, some interior designers have gone as far as saying that home decor simply isn't complete without a mirror or two. Of course, some people are wondering whether they are any actual benefits to having a mirror as part of their home accessories and decor.
One of the biggest and absolute most important benefits of a mirror by far, is the increase in natural light that a room will receive. This is because the mirror, whether it be a large oval mirror over the fireplace, or a smaller rectangular mirror near a doorway, will reflect any light that comes into the room during the day.
This reflection creates additional light and of course, who doesn't love extra natural light? It should be noted that this concept also applies to artificial lighting (such as lamps) during the evening. The mirror will also reflect the artificial light, helping to light the room in the darker hours of the evening or early morning.
Increase in the Room's Size
Okay, so a mirror won't actually increase the overall size of a room. However, a mirror can help give the appearance of a larger room. This is because the mirror reflects the room, giving the appearance of more space.
If positioned right, the homeowner could also reflect an outdoor view. This gives the illusion of an additional window, extra light and of course, gives the impression of a larger room.