A mirror is a great piece to add to your entryway or a vignette. They can help bring light to the space and add a different look than the usual wall art. To take it up a design notch, try incorporating a round mirror. They offer a unique look and style that the typical mirror cannot.
People often ask, what are the rules to hanging mirrors or artwork? What are the measurements? Let us sum it up quickly and easily for you guys:
1. The mirror or artwork should be two-thirds (2/3) or three-fourths (3/4) as wide as the side console. Get out those rulers and start measuring!
2. If you are hanging a mirror or artwork above a side console or furniture you typically hang it 3-8 inches above the furniture. This is a general height that can be adjusted to your liking and will depend on how large or small the piece you are hanging is.
3. If you are hanging a mirror or piece of artwork on a wall on its own, depending on the size of the piece being hung, you typically hang it 55-65 inches above the floor. The general measurement depends on how high the wall is and what is to be hung.
These measurements are of course general guidelines that will get you started on your designing you space. At the end of the day, it’s your mirror or artwork being hung so do what you think looks best. If you want your art to bigger than your side console than be our guest. It is your home after all.
I know we got lost in the measurements, but a round mirror is a fun piece to add to you home. Check out these round mirrors to get inspired by the look and play with the idea of one hanging in your home.
Mirrors can be your best friend or the thing you hate most. It all depends on your mood and mainly what you see in the reflection. However, mirrors that are used for decorating purposes will always be your best friend. They can add light to the space and make small spaces appear larger. If you have a small space to work with, or your home is smaller, you can make the space look bigger with mirrors. It will open the room up and make it feel brighter and larger.
By putting a mirror opposite a window or a set of windows it will bring more light into the space. It also helps to get a little scientific. You’ll want to know where the sun shines through into your home. You don’t want those mirrors turning into reflectors that constantly blind you. That will bring unwanted light into the space and make you wish you didn’t have those beautiful mirrors.
You can also put those mirror to work. Hang them opposite your favorite piece of art and have the mirror reflect the art. This will draw more attention to it and truly make it the center of the room.
Mirrors can be fun and very useful. Get started on your mirror search by coming into one of the stores or get started online at Tuvalu Home!
This week out Tuva-Luv comes from Peggi! One of her store favorites is the uttermost jeremiah round wood mirror! The frame is made of individual panels of reclaimed, old doors fastened to solid mango wood. The best part about this is that no two mirror are alike! The colors will vary on each piece and it will give you a one of a kind piece. Add the uttermost jeremiah round wood mirror to your home today!
If you want more Tuva-Luvs and to see what the rest of the Tuvalu Home team picked, check out all the Tuva-Luvs here!
This week our Tuva-Luv comes from Liz! One of her store favorites is this set of five natural rattan wall mirrors! Add this five piece natural rattan wall mirror set to any wall for an instant gallery-style effect and a fun, relaxed take on sunburst-mirror style. The unique part about these mirrors are the imperfections that are a natural characteristic of rattan. No set will be the same! Get a closer look at the each mirror’s style and flare now! Check out the natural rattan wall mirrors here!
Want more Tuva-Luvs and store favorites? Then do yourself a favor and head to the Tuva-Luvs Page now!
We were flipping through the latest Country Living mag and we spotted one of our favorite mirrors! This mirror looks great in this space and we love how this designer used it in the bedroom! If you want to pick up the Jamie Young Round Leather Mirror you can grab it here! Happy Friday
We’ve spotted the super cute Jamie Young Round Leather Mirror in Coastal Living’s Our Favorite Beach Cottages! This mirror works great in bathrooms, shown above, and brings an amazing simplistic look to the space with little effort. If you’re interested in picking one up you can go to our online store and snag one here! Happy Friday!
If you flip through the October issue of Coastal Living you’ll spot this little gem. It’s located in the Things We Love section and we agree! The Oyster Shell Mirror is one of our favorites and can add life to any dull wall. This mirror brings the ocean to your home by giving it that beach cottage feel. Pick up the Oyster Shell Mirror here or click on the picture to go to the online store. Happy Friday!
What’s Trending Wednesday
It’ summer time! So why not incorporate some bamboo into your home? Bring a little beach back to your home! We got three solid bamboo pieces that would make a great addition to any space. If you just want to add a touch of bamboo, then the mirror we’re showing you below will work out great for you!
Looking for a bamboo mirror?? Well we’ve got it! This mirror works great anywhere in the home. Want to get a little crazy? Bring it outside and mount it in a totally different environment. The choice is yours! Plus it comes in a variety of colors! Snag the Chloe Mirror and get your Bamboo Accents Started Here!
Want to recreate this look in your home? Well let us start you off with the perfect bamboo desk. These have been showing up in all shapes, sizes and colors. Get your hands on one and start bringing the coastal look to your home. They can also be used in a couple ways. It can be used for its actually purpose, which is a desk and then you have yourself a cute mini office in your home or they can be used like semi-replacement side console. Perfect size for any apartment or tight squeeze! Check out our Bamboo Desk Here!
It’s time to get your chest on! We cannot forget about the bedroom. A bamboo chest will continue to bring your coastal theme throughout your home and let’s not forget the storage space. Let’s be honest, we all have stuff and it needs to be put some where! The chest will also give you more opportunities to decorate and bring other design pieces into the space. Shop our Love Letters Bamboo Chest Here!
Tuesday’s Tip from the Pros
What is it that draws our eye to a well dressed bookcase? We know it when we see a drool worthy piece in magazines or online. But how do you get that in your home? Here are a few quick and easy tips: