In the family room or living room fireplace becomes the focal point in the room. And when there is a fireplace in a room then we have a tendency to around it. Many ideas can be done to decorate the fireplace, one of which is to add a mirror above the mantel.
Mirror decoration above the fireplace is old way decorating. We can put the mirror over mantel or hang it on the wall above mantel, according with your taste. Mirrors create the illusion of depth and reflecting surrounding objects, such as candles or other artwork. Reflection is able to increase the effect of the reflected object.
There are several points need to consider about the mirror above mantel. The first is the size, it was agreed that fireplace is the focal point in a room, then we do not need interfere it by installing a mirror that is wider and larger. However, it is commonly understood if the mirror height with the aim of cover the walls that look bore. It would seem excessive when installing large glass in the smallest space.
The second point is the balance. Fireplace themselves have a balance, so consider above mantel decorating is also balanced. Eg put candles or other objects in the mirror, and the mirror will reflect the surrounding objects that create a beautiful decor accents.
The third is to play with the shape. Because the fireplace can become cynosure, it needs to be supported by the presence of an attractive mirror. Installing mirrors with other forms able to reinforce the fireplace aura, like an oval, circle, or sunburst frame. A pair of leaning tall mirror combined with a pillar-shaped artwork will generate attractive balance.
The fourth point is the arrangement. Be creative with a variety of different arrangements, it will get unexpected decoration. Find great ideas from the pictures below, please enjoy your tour.