Decorating with Mirrors

A modern dining room with turquoise chairs and a chandelier decorated with mirrors.

Mirror, mirror on the wall…an appealing decorative element for all.  Decorating with mirrors expands and brightens an interior space.  There are numerous ways to decorate with mirrors and hanging one on the wall is just the beginning.

A bedroom with mirrors on the wall.
A mirror collage creates drama and depth
A living room decorated with a large mirror on the wall.
Photo courtesy of BHG
A decorated living room with two chairs and a mirror.
Layering mirrors over the mantel adds interest and creates a stunning focal point

Large mirrors are generally seen hung over the fireplace or over the buffet in the dining room.  These add glamour and traditional style and are perfectly fine.  However, a collage of smaller mirrors with interesting shapes adds more pizzazz and updates a room for a more modern appeal.  Or simply hang smaller mirrors directly onto the larger ones for more impact.

A gold sunburst mirror for decorating with mirrors.
Starburst Mirror
A silver mirror with a floral design for decorating.
Horchow Quatrefoil Mirror
A living room with a gray couch and mirrors on the wall, decorated with mirrors.
Tile mirrors add great character to a modern interior
A gold mirror hanging on a wall, used for decorating.
Mathias Kiss Mirror Wall Sculpture

Starburst, quatrefoil and tiled are popular mirror styles that enhance interiors with their distinctive shape and design.  Displayed in groupings, these mirrors form a focal point and waken up a room with brightness and character.

A mirrored dresser for decorating with mirrors in a living room.
A mirrored buffet adds luxury and style
A living room with a couch and a coffee table, decorated with mirrors.
Photo courtesy of Houzz

Mirrored furniture is a surefire way to add dimension to a room.  Dressers, chests and tables are functional pieces that expand a space with their reflective surface.  They fit into any room and add character to any design style from modern to traditional.

A living room with decorative mirrors and a cozy couch.
Photo courtesy of House Beautiful
A living room with a large number of posters on the wall, decorated with mirrors.
A unique mirrored wall opens up a space
A living room with a mirror for decorating.
A wall mirrored and classically framed reflects the room, adding visual interest

Remember the mirrored ceilings and mirrored canopies of water beds in the 1970’s?  Well, forget about that and focus on the modern mirrored wall that is chic and stylish.  Layer the look by placing other mirrors directly over them.  This provides a great sense of dimension and really opens up a space.

Decorating with mirrors in a hallway.
A large mirror leaned against a wall expands the space
A dining room with a large mirror for decorating.
Photo courtesy of homedit.com

Lean a large mirror against a wall, alone or in groups to wake up a dark wall or forgotten corner in the room.  Mix frames and styles of mirrors for a stylish look.  Enjoy the versatility.

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A white and blue dresser with vases and a guitar can be used for decorating with mirrors.
A trio of mirrors above a cabinet adds to the blue and white accessories
A bedroom with orange and white bed, decorated with mirrors.
Photo courtesy of Elle Decor
A living room with a mirror on the wall, perfect for decorating.
Mason Oval Collage Mirror via Overstock.com

Decorating with mirrors is a great way to bring a stylish element to any room.  Whether alone, grouped together, as furniture pieces or as brilliant collections, the unique design of mirrors mixes with any décor.  Open up your space and take a deeper look into the design element of a mirror…the fairest of them all.

 

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