Beyond their practical use as an aid for personal grooming, strategically adding mirrors to your bedroom, entryway, or living room will add life and sparkle to otherwise overlooked areas. Mirrors have almost a magical ability to make a room seem bigger and brighter and can be used to visually expand the size of small homes.
6 Elegant Mirror Placement For Wall Decoration
Well-placed mirrors can make small spaces feel more expansive, create perspectives, and bounce around natural light. They can be used to create a focal point, to add sparkle and depth to a windowless wall, to make a statement, or to blend into the background and help the rest of your decor to shine.
1. Mirror Door
Everyone needs a full-length mirror to get dressed in the morning. Affixing one to a door saves space and makes the bathroom seem larger while creating a window-effect on the wall of this bathroom design. The mirror helps to brighten up the room and reflect light and views; the wood accents keep it feeling comfortable and warm.
2. Combine With Black Accent
To keep the matte black dining room wall from feeling too heavy, the interior added an oversize round black thin-framed mirror that reflects light from the otherwise bright neutral space and creates a focal point in the process.
3. Mix With Wall Art
On an adjacent wall in this same living room, small decorative mirrors—a vintage-inspired eye mirror and a simple round mirror—are used to lighten up a gallery wall of black and white framed artwork and images.
4. Put In Entry Way
The entryway to many homes and apartments is a light-challenged space that can be lifted up with a mirror. But mirrors are a great anchor piece for any entry. Here are Interiors chose a large vintage-style free-form mirror to create a welcoming atmosphere. The wood frame adds warmth and the large surface of glass reflects the light.
5. Staircase With Mirror
Turn plain white staircase into a hall of mirrors lined with a growing collection of vintage and new mirrors in different shapes and styles. It’s an ongoing DIY project that can add to overtime, giving life to the staircase by bouncing natural light around and creating perspectives.
6. Framed Mirror
If your fireplace lacks a mantlepiece, adding one might prove to be a bit pricey. A much cheaper option? Install a mirror above the fireplace instead. While it won’t make up for the utility that a mantle provides, it does help provide a focal point for the room that a mantle normally provides.