Home Decor

Using Mirrors to Elevate Your Decor

Mirrors are a home decor trend that never go out of fashion. They are practical, stylish, and always trendy. A mirror can make a space look larger and brighter. It can add sophistication or glamour. A large mirror is often one of the first things that people notice when they walk into a room, and it’s always nice to have something to check your outfit in before you leave the house in the morning. 

But, the simple mirror is so much more than this. When used well, mirrors can elevate the rest of your decor. They can be the finishing touches that make a house a home. The pieces that direct attention to all the right places, and give any room that extra shine. They can turn your decor into something extraordinary. 


Add Large Mirrors to Small Rooms
Mirrors are one of the best ways to make a small room look larger. They give the impression of more space and work particularly well in areas like your hallways, bathrooms, and in smaller bedrooms. 

Place a large mirror on a wall opposite the window to make the room look bigger and increase the appearance of natural light. Or, place a mirror on the wall opposite the main entrance to a room, or at the end of a thin corridor, to make the space look as though it goes on much further than it actually does. 


Create a Feature with Decorative Glass
Mirrors are fantastic, but other reflective surfaces, like metal tables, chrome fittings, glass doors, and other decorative glass pieces, can catch the eye, extend a room, open up a space and highlight important pieces in the room. Don’t limit yourself to mirrors, find other days to incorporate shiny, reflective surfaces and fixtures into your rooms. 


Use Mirrors to Maximize Light
Natural light has so many advantages. It can boost our mood, help us to sleep, and increase our vitamin D levels. It can also help your home to look brighter and feel more open. But, it’s not always easy to let more natural light in without adding larger windows or knocking walls through. 

Mirrors can be a great way to help. Adding them opposite your windows can help to bounce light in. Or, adding them around a window can make it feel more substantial and the room brighter. 


Group Small Mirrors to Brighten a Space
It’s not just large mirrors that brighten a space. Small mirrors grouped together can have the same effect while looking cool and adding a decor highlight on their own. 


Think About Style and Frames

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The mirror itself isn’t the only part that’s important to your decor. Highlight the themes and the feeling of a room by choosing frames and styles carefully. Would antique fit into your room well? Or would a minimalist design look better? Think about colors and materials too. 


Don’t Limit Yourself to the Walls
Mirrors and reflective surfaces shouldn’t be confined to your walls. They can look great and have the same effect when used on accessories such as light shades, lamps, fittings, and fixtures. 

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