Mirrors aren’t just a cruel reminder of that last donut you had while kicking around the coffee shop. They’re a way to enhance natural light in a tight space, create the illusion of an extra room, and act as moving art.
Because of my never ending love for mirrors – and no, I’m not narcissistic – I’m sharing some of my favourite ways to use mirrors in your house. I have mirrors in almost every room; I can’t bear the thought of losing-out on sunlight, or catching the colours as they dance across another surface. They add such dimension to rooms and hallways, which is why they are every decorator’s dream!
Gallery Wall Mirrors
Best used in play with other pieces in the gallery such as photos and prints, but they sure are fun on their own. A large white wall peppered with interesting shapes and sizes is better than art!
Mirrors as Furniture
I love the idea of a mirrored console table in our entrance. Sadly Dan does not… just give me time, just give me time. Mirrored furniture is super fun, but not practical with kids of dogs – can you say nose and finger prints?! Bruce and Boots leave enough nose smudges and goop on the windows for a lifetime of windex.
Mirrors as Headboards
People have been using mirrors in their bedrooms for ages… for seeing what they look like in an outfit of course! But as a headboard or headboard accent, the mirror adds depth, dimension and changing light to a wall that is often left bare. After-all, we don’t look at it when we’re in bed and it’s not like we’re inviting people into our bedrooms when we show people around.
These are great as the focal point in any room. Whether you’re light on furniture, or want to make a small space seem bigger. You can’t go wrong with a well-placed mirror the size of your couch. I would love to create an entire wall out of mirrors, it would create the illusion of an entire other room! Once again, not kid or dog friendly.
Because not everyone has the space for a mirror the size of a mini-van. Convex mirrors are a lot of fun in small proportions, and tiny mirrors are often accompanied by huge frames.
Consider the various differences between convex mirrors, starburst frames, DIY and up-cycled pieces, as well as using mirrors for art. Those can all be up to you to discover!
What kind of mirrors do you have in your place?