I have an affection for mirrors. I had no idea. However, upon reflection, it is quite apparent.
No more puns. I promise.
Mirrors have the ability to make small rooms look larger, dark rooms seem brighter and they literally double the beauty of what they reflect.
When I hang mirrors, I am careful to situate them opposite of something worth their reflection, be it a window, a painting, a favorite objet d' art, even another mirror.
While perusing these photos I also noted that I seem to like painting mirrors, for the finish of over half of them has been altered. Thank goodness for chalk paint! I never could have accomplished so much without it!
I have mastered the art of looking at a mirror without looking into a mirror.
Like vampires do, I'm sure.
But their hair always looks so nice. How do they do that?
Mirrors have a presence many other pieces do not. They can be unobtrusive or they can be a the focal point of a room.
In the dreary winter months, when light is scarce, a mirror, or several, can direct the rays of the sun into a room that might otherwise be somber. In summer, mirrors invite the reflection of blue skies, butterflies, birds and flowers, so it seems as if you are outdoors, among them.
Now, imagine the walls of these rooms without mirrors. The glow of light in the mirror disappears, the depth of the reflection, gone.
They really do make a difference!