Mirror, Mirror On The Wall (Or The Floor, Or The Tabletop, Or On A Shelf)

Mirrors can be such an easy way to add a wow factor to just about any room.  We all know they will visually expand any space.  They can make your room seem much brighter, as they will reflect brightness from any windows or lighting sources.  They can add sparkle, drama, and just plain fun.

It used to be that mirrors were mostly used singly, in such places as over a fireplace, in a foyer, over a dresser, and of course over the bathroom sink.  Such usages were mostly functional – of course you needed to be able to see yourself to get that eyeliner on just right, didn’t you?  But now it’s time to stretch yourself and think way outside the box.  You’ll be happy you did.

And consider doubling or tripling your mirrors, either using identical mirrors, or mixing up different size and shape mirrors.  Here are some great examples:

Aren’t these great?  The grid of the mirrors is repeated in the cushion fabric choices.  Loads of personality here!

Here three fairly simple identical mirrors make quite a statement in this room.  The thick frame and dark color are a great choice.

The mirrors used here are probably some of the most important elements in this vignette.  The smooth and glittery surface of the mirrors bounce the light from the windows and provides great contrast to the rough texture of the brick wall.

Lots of small and medium size mirrors lined up along shelves.

Love these two large leaners.  Here you can see how much larger they make the room appear. 

 

Tip:  Especially when using very large mirrors, be sure to take into consideration what will show in their reflection.

And while mirrors can still provide a necessary function, sometimes they can be used purely as art.

Sunburst mirrors are so popular now and are readily available.   Look at the drama here.

And of course, using mirrors in your foyer can still be a good idea.  But this foyer is far from ordinary!  Mirrored cabinet fronts, metallic paint and modern round mirror make this foyer way beyond just functional.

So, go ahead!  I bet there are lots of ways you can add a mirror or two (or five!) into one of your spaces.  The sky is the limit!

 

Posted on June 11, 2013 at 8:06 pm

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