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.
The entrance in our old house
2. Add Ambience
Master bedroom in our old house
3. Wardrobe Glamour
If you are lucky enough to have the space, a feature mirror can be a glamorous addition to a closet.
via House Beautiful
4. Fireplace Facelift
A beautiful mirror above a fireplace mantle is often all that is needed.
5. Complementary Metallics
A mirror can be the key piece to tie in metallic elements in a room.
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.
Gaby Burger via The Glitter Guide
7. Perfect Vignette
Add a console, flowers and a few co-ordinating accessories with a mirror to create the perfect vignette.
8. Bathroom Beauty
Create some interest in a bathroom or powder room by adding a feature mirror.
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.
10. Enhance A View
Whether it’s indoors or in a garden space, use a mirror to reflect a beautiful view.
And why wouldn’t you choose a mirrored kitchen splashback if you had the view that Jennifer Hawkins had in her previous apartment?
Here are some of my favourite mirrors at the moment.