40 Ways To Add Style To Your Home With Mirrors
From ornate and oversized to minimal and petite, mirrors are one of few decorating elements that can work in every room of the house. With no shortage of designs and styling techniques, we decided to compile our top tips for using mirrors and mirrored furniture to add dimension, highlight architectural features and up the drama in your home. So, mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all? You be the judge!
Hang a mirror on top of wainscoting for added dimension.
Add subtle interest to a white wall with an ornate tone-on-tone mirror.
Break up a white color scheme with a dark black mirror.
Bring on the drama in a dining room with an antique floor-to-ceiling mirror.
Think practical and pretty in a dressing area with a brass tri-fold mirror.
Inject a sense of history with an extra-large arched mirror.
Tone down a mirror’s reflective quality by antiquing it with black spray paint.
Use a small starburst mirror for big impact.
Incorporate a circular mirror in your backyard architecture to up the indoor-outdoor feel.
Choose a frame made of the same material as your vanity for a unified look in the bathroom.
Place a mirror in between a pair of bookshelves.
Reflective materials like chrome give a polished look to hardworking spaces.
Hang a mirror flush with the wall to better reflect artwork.
Place a trumeau mirror opposite a set of windows to give guests on both sides of the dining table a view of the outdoors.
Break from the norm above your bathroom vanity by creating a gallery wall of vintage mirrors.
Tie various subtler metallic accents together with a glitzy golden mirror.
Pair two different vintage mirrors side-by-side on a double vanity for an eclectic look.
Break up a mirrored wall by hanging sconces or artwork over top.
Dress up a plain mirrored wall by adding custom beveled details around the border.
Lend a coastal feel to a city home with a mirror adorned in seashells.
Play up a sunny garden-style sink with a coordinating yellow mirror.
Go bold with a mirrored backsplash in place of tile and consider stainless steel counters to complete the jewel-box look.
Hang a mirror high on the wall to reflect a statement light fixture.
Place a mirror at the base of your stairs to open up your foyer and catch a glimpse of your reflection before you head out the front door.
Accessorize a mirror over your mantle by leaning artwork and small objects in front of it.
Consider a mirrored desk in your home office for a light and airy modern look.
Highlight an interesting architectural feature in your home, like a spiral staircase, by placing a mirror opposite it.
Trick your eye into thinking there’s another window in your space by reflecting a mirror on the opposite wall.
Lend an expansive feeling to a narrow bathroom by installing a wall-to-wall mirror over the vanity.
Turn mirrors into artwork by choosing ones with a pattern layered over top.
Lean a mirror against a wall in your front hall for a casual look (that also allows you to do a double take before you leave in the morning).
Use a mirror to break up a wall of busy wallpaper.
Incorporate mirrored furniture into any space to instantly up the glam factor. Can you spot all the mirrored touches in this room?
Accessorize a beauty station with a reflective table and adjustable mirror.
Tuck a round mirror into a narrow dressing area to create a quiet decorating moment.
Use an ornate mirror to command attention and create drama.
Take the mirrored look one step further in the bathroom by trimming the glass around your shower with an ultra-reflective material.
Create an atrium in your home with a tall indoor plant and floor-to-ceiling mirrors, complete with black frames that mimic the windows.
Place mirrors in front of windows in a bathroom by using chrome pipes to connect them to the vanity and ceiling.
Create a pretty focal point using a mirrored console table surrounded by artful accents.