Decorating with Mirrors

Mirrors can add style to any room. Here's how to decorate with mirrors in your home.

Mirrors are a favorite wall accessory because they both reflect and create beauty! No matter what your style, a great mirror can provide a textural element to a blank wall. It's fun to search garage sales and flea markets for interesting shapes and sizes of mirrors. A fresh coat of white paint or even a pop of color on a traditional mirror can bring a fresh, modern look to your room.

The right placement of a mirror makes all the difference in how a room feels. Mirrors can reflect and expand the beauty (or not-so-beautiful features!) in a room so you want to make sure you reflect a view worth looking at twice. In the image above, the mirror doubles the impact of a fantastic chandelier as well as the architecture on the other side of the room.

A mirror can transform a small or dark room by offering the illusion of an additional window. It will reflect light back into the room and visually enlarge the space. And you don't have to stop at just one -- you can double the impact in a small bedroom with a pair of mirrors.

Mirrors can do more than just reflect something of beauty -- they can also be a statement of art all on their own. Find a mirror with distinct textural or graphic style, update it if necessary with paint, and pair it with a console table, cabinet, or bed to create a stunning focal point for any room.

About Melissa

Melissa Michaels in the creator of The Inspired Room, a decorating blog, where she shares about her own home and what inspires her, as well as tips for decorating, organizing, cleaning, and how to love your home. Her favorite statement mirrors in her house are a rustic round mirror in her kitchen and a pretty metallic mirror above her bed.


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