Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall… Or, Should I Hang it in the Hall?
Mirrors are a magical accessory that can easily be incorporated in the décor of every room. And I mean every room. As versatile and personal as mirrors can be, like picture frames, many are hesitant to hang them in fear of breaking some unknown rule of interior design. We’ve got some great design examples that will help you maximize the potential of your home décor by harnessing the reflective power of mirrors.
Let’s start with the most common place to hang a mirror: The Bathroom.
The powder room is usually the smallest room in the house. Hanging a mirror with personality will make the space feel bigger while adding instant drama and depth, like this powder room from Design Connection, Inc.
Positioning a mirror next to a window will double the amount of natural light.
Before hanging a mirror, be sure to take notice what features in the room will be reflecting in your mirror. In this powder room, the mirror itself is an art piece as well as focal point in the room. Great placement of the mirror and the artwork allows this mirror to highlight the adjacent painting.
The entryway is a great location to place a mirror, allowing for last minute spot checks before you leave. Placing a mirror in your entryway will visually expand the size of your space and add dimension, especially if this space is narrow or lacks an abundance of natural light.
Mirrored furniture is an elegant way to incorporate mirrors in your home décor. Brass and gold features are shifting from an interior design trend into an interior design movement. This gold mirrored console from Horchow is a versatile piece that looks stunning in any environment and will compliment your home décor for years to come.
I love using mirrors in my dining room designs. A framed mirror will not only add drama to your space, it can define and separate rooms in an open floor plan. Like art, the mirrors should reflect the style of the room and harmonize with other pieces in your home.
I love that LED and backlit mirrors are becoming more popular and accessible. They lend an instant modern feel and a “wow” factor that is subtle and pleasing to the eye. They double as the perfect nightlight, too!
Adding mirrors to your closet doors is a great way to open up the space of a small bedroom and maximize the room’s natural light.
Mirrors are one of my favorite ways to accessorize a home. They provide function in addition to aesthetics, and can be featured in any room of your house. We have a large variety of different mirror styles, sizes and shapes in our Houzz Ideabook.
We share designs that inspire us in the hopes that you, too, will be inspired to make the changes in your home that you dream of. If you need help making these changes come to life, contact the interior design professionals at Design Connection, Inc. for a complimentary design consultation. From selecting the perfect paint color to creating custom furniture and draperies to masterminding an entirely new floor plan, we do it all, big and small. Contact us today!