Quick Tip: A True Reflection of Light
Use mirrors to brighten up a dim hallway, dark entrance, pokey bathroom or use them to visually enlarge a room or space.
Mirrors in all shapes and sizes aren't just for checking your appearance - they are a wonderfully affordable way to bounce light around a room and create the illusion of space. And you don't have to spend a fortune to incorporate a mirror wall into your home if you have mirrors cut to shape and size at your nearest glass and mirror supplier and then mount these in your own picture frames, or frames that you come across in secondhand stores or online classifieds.
A wall of mirrors creates an instant feature and it works wonders for brightening up a dark corner in a room, or for bouncing light around a room that doesn't receive a lot of natural light. Arrange a wall or grouping of mirrors in such a way that they catch natural light through a window and reflect this throughout the space.
Shopping around for secondhand picture frames is a clever way to set up a gallery of mirrors. There are plenty of online auction and classified websites such as Junkmail and Gumtree, where you can pick up exceptional bargains on picture frames - of all styles.
Once you have the frames, take these along with you to a glass and mirror supplier to have mirrors cut to fit the frames. This option is far less costly than buying ready-made mirrors and frames.
If you want to try your hand at making your own designer mirrors, browse the Internet for designs that are easy to replicate. The modern design shown below can easily be made using a piece of 12mm or 16mm SupaWood, painting in your choice of colour and then gluing the mirror circles in position.