Updating a room with just 1 item

One of the most frequent questions that I get asked in a casual forum is ‘how can I liven up a room using just one item?’.  Of course, there is no right or wrong answer to such a question as it largely depends on the dimensions of the room and the furniture that currently inhabits it.  However , all things being equal, I always feel that a mirror can add more to a room than almost any other single piece of furniture.  Aside from ‘opening up’ a room and making it appear larger, a mirror is also hung at a level that is directly in one’s eye-line upon entering a room and that, coupled with people’s desire to admire themselves, means that it will not go unnoticed!  Looking through our vast collection of mirrors that we consider for our clients I found myself rather drawn to this one this morning:

I absolutely love the gothic nature of this mirror and also appreciate the way in which it has been displayed here by the retailer.  Unless you have a very modern room this is the type of piece that would fit well in a number of schemes in a post-modern way: if any of you have similar mirrors we would love to see them!

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  • Karl Thackham March 21, 2012   Reply →

    Love the mirror, very gothic. Perfect for any room where big furniture is . I think what mostly makes this mirror stand out as great is that it is set in a forest against bare wood!

    Big fan of your blog posts!!

    • Kia_Designs March 27, 2012   Reply →

      Thank you Karl! Yes I agree the setting for this piece really does it justice!

  • piaggimirrorrs April 11, 2016   Reply →

    Yep, agree – this is really gothic and personally I woulnd’t decide on something that heavy in my own space which I value to be somewhat minimal. Nevertheless it’s very romantic indeed (been a fantasy guy during high school) and I guess vampires and fantasy lovers and such will be a target for that. In this respect this is a dream come true!

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