1. When is it better to use mirrors instead of artwork?
Small spaces can benefit from mirrors because they can make rooms seem larger. Mirrors are also a great way to reflect a view or interesting moment in the space. They also help reflect more natural light into a dark space. -SLC Interiors
You use mirrors when you want to add the feeling of depth and width in a space. Think of mirrors as a window, which acts as an opener to the room. I also love using mirrors to strategically reflect a fun accent color on an opposite wall or a stunning window view that you want guests facing an opposite wall to enjoy. -B. Pila Design Studio2. What are some rules with regards to size when selecting artwork?
Big and bold provides more impact, but you can also do a great collection of small and medium pieces. Just be careful if you are using small pieces on a large wall because they have the tendency of looking lonely. -SLC Interiors
I have a tendency to go large because it makes the biggest impact. For smaller works, cluster them or create a gallery to make one statement piece. I once had a client with many Warhol paintings, yet their open room layout and rows of oceanfront windows left minimal wall space to hang them all. I decided to combine them on one wall to create a floor-to-ceiling installation. This ultimately created a more stunning effect than if they were scattered throughout the home. -B. Pila Design Studio