Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and soon all of your family and friends will be over to share in the feasting and delight of this holiday. It isn’t uncommon to feel like you may have more guests than dining room, and this is one holiday where a little bit of bunching up is simply part of the experience. However, you also don’t want your room to feel claustrophobic. Fortunately, there’s still time to find the right mirror.
The More the Merrier.
From the ancient practice of Chinese feng shui to contemporary design practices, mirrors are simply a perfect fit for dinning rooms. An oversized wall mirror that reflects the dining room table and all those gathered around it creates the illusion that your table and room are twice as large as they seem. Your dining room suddenly feels luxuriously large and welcomingly open. At the same time, the mirror doubles the number of loved ones feasting together — the perfect thing for bringing good energy and cheer to your Thanksgiving dinner.
Go Big or Go Home.
One common concern we hear is from Calgarians who aren’t sure about using a large mirror in a small space. When it comes to dining rooms (Or entries! Or bathrooms! Or anywhere!) we confidently recommend using oversized mirrors in small spaces. The effect of a grand mirror in a small room is dazzling. The mirror creates an optical illusion that the room is twice the size, making any tiny space feel far more comfortable.
Reflect on Reflection.
One of the most important considerations when positioning a mirror in your dining room (or any other space) is what will be reflected. Your home won’t benefit from a mirror that reflects a disorganized clutter pile and makes your room look twice as messy. You also wouldn’t want it to double an awkward piece of furniture that you’re considering replacing.
Treat the reflection like a piece of art. Position your mirrors and your room accents, so that only good and beautiful things are reflected. If you’re stumped for ideas, consider traditions, like feng shui, for ideas. Even if you aren’t a believer, you can appreciate the careful thought that’s gone into the teachings and decide what works for you and your home.
Is finding the perfect mirror a part of your last minute Thanksgiving plans? The experts at House of Mirrors can help. We have the largest showroom of glass and mirrors in Alberta, and our friendly professionals are always available to answer your questions and help you find just the right piece.