Posts

Decorating Your Home with Custom Mirrors

Here at Florida State Glass and Mirror we are well known for our clear glass shower enclosures, our seamless glass railings and frameless glass balcony railings but we also offer a full range of beautiful custom mirrors that can add style and light to your home. 

“In the world of home decor, mirrors can be a magical design tool,” the home improvement pros at Realtor.com say. “They can brighten a dark room. They can make a tiny space look much bigger. And they can add an affordable touch of glamour and style to even the most ordinary of spaces.”

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

The folks at Realtor.com also say that a mirror can help you make the most of a beautiful view. “Create more of a good thing by positioning a mirror to reflect eye-catching rosebushes, a view of a lake, the mountains, or even the trees in your yard,” they suggest.

We can help you bring more of Florida’s lush beauty inside with a variety of custom window options, including: 

 

And when it comes to bathroom mirrors, the folks at Realtor.com recommend going all out. “You almost can’t overdo mirrors in the bathroom, so definitely go to town in this space.” Amy Bell, a designer at Red Chair Home Interiors, in Cary, NC, gives Realtor.com some counter-intuitive advice: “An easy, instant fix to a claustrophobic bathroom is to swap out a small mirror for a larger one.” 

Other great ideas for decorating with custom mirrors might include:

and

  • Mirrored Closet Doors

 

Using custom mirrors on closet doors is always a popular choice. They not only make the space appear larger, but they also provide a practical function. For your convenience, we offer a full range of mirrored closet doors to fit your personal style and budget, including: 

  • Bi-fold framed door
  • Sliding framed doors
  • Bi-fold frameless doors
  • Sliding frameless doors

 

You are probably familiar with frameless glass shower enclosures but wait until you see that design aesthetic applied to mirrored closet doors! Beautiful! Contact us for more information.

Lighten Up with Glass Railings

It doesn’t matter if you’re talking about residential, office or commercial space – one of the features that almost always features at the top of everyone’s wish list is natural light. Seamless glass railings are a great way to let more natural light into your space. Even glass shower panels can help more light shine through. 

The desire for natural light isn’t just a design trend. Most of us spend the majority of our time indoors (especially these days!). That leaves our bodies craving sunlight. 

The Benefits of Natural Light

The sustainability experts at North Carolina State University Shine Light on What Natural Light Does For Your Body.  “Of course using natural light instead of artificial light reduces energy consumption and lowers your electricity bill,” they say. “But did you know how important natural light is important to your productivity and overall health?” 

Among other things, they say that natural light can:

  • Aid your body’s ability to store vitamin D 
  • Enhance productivity
  • Ease eye strain
  • Help you get a good night’s sleep
  • Give your mood a boost

Maximizing Natural Light

In discussing The Health Benefits of Natural Light, the experts at Healthline recommended a few things you can do to help shine more natural light in your space, including: 

  • Install mirrors. “Help light bounce around a room with a mirror …or two …or more,” they say. “Sunlight from the window can reflect against a mirror, casting more brightness between four walls.”
  • Do without drapes. As Healthline points out, “Removing heavy curtains is an easy step to allowing more sun in your space.”
  • Choose reflective colors. “White is the most reflective color,” they say, but emphasize that you don’t have to limit yourself.  

When it comes to design trends, frameless glass balcony railings, glass stair railings and frameless glass shower doors are all very popular right now. They are also very practical. If you would like more information on how we can help more natural light shine in your life, please contact us and request a free estimate.