I really love accessorizing with mirrors. As I was writing this page, I started thinking about where all the mirrors are throughout my house. I realized there are many in my home! Not because I’m vain, but because I love light!
One of the wonderful things about mirrors is that they reflect light. They also make a room appear much larger. Another great thing about mirrors is the fact that you can use them in any room. Whether it is your kitchen, living room, master bedroom, or even in one of your outdoor rooms.
So, I want to share some photos and ideas of ways you can use mirrors to enhance your home. Think a little outside the box, and you can come up with really unique ideas!
One of the main decorating problems I noticed when I walk into a client's home is usually the furniture and accessories are under scaled. This is so easy to do.
In this photo the mirror is very large, but fits the space well. One of the reasons is because of the tall ceilings. Take advantage of tall ceilings with large pieces of wall art. It brings the eye upwards and highlights the large ceilings.
When accessorizing with mirrors, they can serve dual purposes. We had an open laundry "closet", and decided to close it in. Instead of white paneled doors, I choose mirrored folding doors. They turned out fabulous! They just opened up the space!
If the mirror you chose for your wall doesn't quite fill the space, that is okay. Put another form of wall decor on both sides of the mirror. Here I chose to use candle wall sconces.
Use mirrors in a collage collection. This was a nursery I decorated, and I did not want to have one large mirror, so I chose three small ones. I also put metal scrolls above each mirror to add a little more character and femininity to the little girl's room.
This is a mirror I purchased at a garage sale for $5. It was an awful gold color. So, I painted it with high gloss latex paint. It turned out great. If something isn't just the right color or patina, remember a little paint goes a long way!NOTE: When you get paint on a mirror do not use a razor blade or any other sharp object to scrape it off. Unlike glass, mirror will scratch. And yes, I say that from experience! Spray your mirror with Windex and scrape it off using your fingernail.
I love the look of a wreath hanging over a mirror. I guess it is accessorizing an accessory. I think it is gorgeous. Many times you see photos of Christmas wreaths over mirrors, but you could use a simple and natural wreath all year round.
This bathroom wall is white bead board. I wanted a mirror that really would stand out. The frame on this mirror is metal and has beautiful scroll work.
This is an old door I purchased from the flea market. I broke out the glass and had it replaced with a mirror. This was a small hallway leading into the master bedroom. There was no room for furniture, and I wanted a unique wall decor on the wall. This old door turned out to be perfect! Step by Step tutorial on making a mirror from an old door.
Don't forget your outside room! Mirrors used in those rooms are so gorgeous reflecting nature and light. Be sure to choose a mirror that can withstand a little weather. A mirror with a metal frame would be best!
Use small 4"x4" square mirrors under candles inside or outside your home. It will reflect light beautifully.
So when accessorizing with mirrors, remember to think outside the box a little.
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