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Mirrors: Balancing Feng Shui

In use for centuries, mirrors serve many purposes, whether purely decorative or to analyze reflections. In the practice of feng shui, mirrors bring the energy of water. This practice also uses mirrors to focus on Chi energy, expanding space and focusing on the positive.In feng shui, proper mirror placement is believed to shift energy flow, bringing a sense of calmness. [...]

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A Guide to Wall Mirrors

Wall mirrors serve several different purposes. They can adorn vanities, walls and even reflect light, which helps rooms appear brighter and more luminous. Available in endless shapes and sizes, mirror frames are made from metal, wood, plastic and some are even frameless.Mirrors are used for several different purposes. Whether it's using mirrors in bathrooms for hair and makeup routines, [...]

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Avoid The Top 10 Interior Decorating Mistakes

Homes should highlight balance and order, achieving tranquility. Interior designers highlight the top interior decorating mistakes that homeowners should avoid.Over-Furnishing - Rooms should be minimally furnished, with just enough furnishings to create a cohesive design that is well planned. Furniture should fill the space, but still be functional. Rooms should have adequate space for flow and movement. If rooms appear cramped, [...]

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Picking Wall Colors

Picking wall colors can feel like a daunting task, one that often causes people to obsess over paint swatches. Difficult to visually imagine until the paint is dry on the walls, the following features helpful tips for selecting wall colors.Floor - Never ignore the color of floors. Interior designers rate this as the most common do-it-yourself mistake. It's vital to [...]

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How To Decorate With Mirrors

Decorating with mirrors helps maximize a home's style, adding natural light, artistic touches and practicality to any room.Interior designers share their favorite mirror decorating tips, which range from classic to untraditional.Windows - For dining areas that lack windows, consider placing a large round mirror in an area that reflects overhead lighting. This instantly creates additional light and depth. For dining [...]

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Untraditional Bathroom Mirrors

Unlike the traditional bathroom wall mirrors of the 1970s, modern mirror designs are breathing life and style into bathrooms across America. As an integral part of any bathroom, mirrors are extremely functional and practical. They are perfect for getting ready, applying cosmetics, shaving, etc., but they also serve a fundamental component of reflecting light and creating a warm, inviting atmosphere.While [...]

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Incorporating Mirrors Into Home Design

Mirrors give homes soul and warmth, casting light, brightening areas and showcasing furniture designs. Expert interior designers weigh in on the most common misconceptions associated with using mirrors in home designs.Mirrors can be used in every single room in a home. These multi-functional pieces are perfect for conversations or as hanging works of art. They reflect light, helping expand rooms' [...]

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Finding the Perfect Foyer Mirror

Mirrors are the perfect entryway and foyer accessories, adding defining style and function to hallways. A foyer table is not complete without the addition of a mirror, as this gives guests an initial glimpse into a home's unique sense of style. When choosing a mirror, there are hundreds of different shapes, colors and sizes. This helpful [...]

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Grouping: When and How To Do It

Graphic Dimensions and Grouping Guidelines. If you're hanging more than one picture in the same space, think of your pieces as one unit. They must carry a common look or theme. Examples: the same framing treatment, colors, size, event, artist, subject, etc. Did you know that Ovalandroundmirrors.com is the only online retailer that offers oval, round, [...]

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Which Do I Need? Circle, Rectangle, or Oval?

Rectangles: Most artwork or portraits are created in the rectangle format because they are easy to construct, frame and display and work well for most subject matter. Consequently, rectangles are the most common type of frame.  Horizontal vs. Vertical Orientation: Orientation affects how the subject is perceived. A vertical subject such as a standing figure, tree, or mast [...]

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