Mirrors are such a wonderful and relatively inexpensive design tool. Over the past few years I have unknowingly started a collection and each of my mirrors has its’ own purpose, helping me solve a decorating ‘dilemma’.

Here are my 10 tips for decorating with mirrors.

1. Increase Natural Light

In a darker space such as an entrance or hallway, hang a mirror above a dresser or console table to increase natural light.

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The entrance in our old house

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Wendy Posard

2. Add Ambience

By placing a mirror behind a light source such as a lamp or candles, it will maximise the light’s reach and create a beautiful glow.
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Master bedroom in our old house

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Michael Graydon

3. Wardrobe Glamour

If you are lucky enough to have the space, a feature mirror can be a glamorous addition to a closet.

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4. Fireplace Facelift

A beautiful mirror above a fireplace mantle is often all that is needed.

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Laura Hammett

5. Complementary Metallics

A mirror can be the key piece to tie in metallic elements in a room.

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Coco Republic

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Verandah House

6. Wallpapered Walls

Sometimes it can be tricky to find suitable artwork to hang on a wallpapered wall. A mirror can be the perfect solution as it does not compete with the pattern.

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7. Perfect Vignette

Add a console, flowers and a few co-ordinating accessories with a mirror to create the perfect vignette.

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Highgate House

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Highgate House

8. Bathroom Beauty

Create some interest in a bathroom or powder room by adding a feature mirror.

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Kirsten Marie Interiors

9. Mirrors As Artwork

Prior to selling our previous home, we had an empty space on the wall above an armchair. I didn’t want to invest a lot of money to finish the space. This trio of round mirrors was inexpensive and did the trick.

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Highgate House

10. Enhance A View

Whether it’s indoors or in a garden space, use a mirror to reflect a beautiful view.

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And why wouldn’t you choose a mirrored kitchen splashback if you had the view that Jennifer Hawkins had in her previous apartment?

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Here are some of my favourite mirrors at the moment.

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Belinda XO