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3 Brilliant Ways to Decorate With Mirrors




The Magic of Mirrors


Yes, the old-fashioned mirror. Today I'm sharing some key ways I use mirrors to bring out the best in every space.

Mirrors are more than just functional objects. They can also create a sense of space, light, and drama in your home.


Some of my favorite ways to bring more beauty into your home using mirrors:

  • Use mirrors to reflect natural light. This is one of the best ways to make a small room feel larger. Place a mirror near a window to reflect the natural light and brighten the space.

  • Use mirrors to create the illusion of depth. A tall, narrow mirror can make a room feel taller, while a wide mirror can make a room feel wider. You can also use mirrors to create the illusion of a third dimension by placing them opposite each other.

  • Use mirrors to add interest to a blank wall. A large mirror can be a focal point in a room, or you can use a collection of smaller mirrors to create a more eclectic look.

  • Use mirrors to add sparkle and glamour. A mirror with an ornate frame can add a touch of glamour to a room. You can also use mirrors to reflect candles or other light sources for a dramatic effect.




Here are some specific ideas for decorating with mirrors in different rooms of your home:

  • Living room: A large mirror over the fireplace or mantelpiece is a classic way to decorate with mirrors in the living room. You can also use mirrors to create a gallery wall or to reflect your favorite artwork.

  • Dining room: A mirror above the dining table can make the space larger and brighter. You can also use mirrors to reflect your chandelier or other light sources.

  • Entryway: A mirror in the entryway is a great way to welcome guests and make the space more inviting. You can also use a mirror to reflect a colorful bouquet of flowers or other decorative objects.

  • Bathroom: A mirror is essential to any bathroom, but you can also use mirrors to create a more luxurious and spa-like atmosphere. A large mirror over the vanity can help to make the room feel larger, and you can also use mirrors to reflect natural light from the window.



No matter how you choose to use them, mirrors are a versatile and stylish way to decorate your home. So next time you're looking for a way to add a touch of glamour or sophistication to your space, consider using mirrors.

Here are some additional tips for decorating with mirrors:

  • Consider the size and shape of the mirror. A large mirror can make a small room feel larger, while a small mirror can add a touch of glamour to a large room. The shape of the mirror can also affect the room's overall look. For example, a round mirror can soften a room with angular features, while a square mirror can add a touch of geometric precision.

  • Think about the frame. The mirror's frame can be just as important as the mirror itself. A simple structure can help to keep the focus on the mirror, while an ornate frame can add a touch of personality.

  • Place the mirror in a strategic location. The placement of the mirror is important for creating the desired effect. For example, a mirror opposite a window will reflect natural light and brighten the room. A mirror placed over a fireplace will make the fireplace the room's focal point.

  • Experiment with different combinations. There are no hard and fast rules for decorating with mirrors. Experiment with different combinations of mirrors, frames, and placement until you find a look you love.

With a little creativity, you can use mirrors to transform your home into a stylish and inviting space. Remember, successful home decorating requires a toolbox of items beyond sofas and throw pillows. If you need help, a quick email and a 15-minute chat with me to see if working together fits your next decorating and design project. You can reach me directly at amanda@newenglandhomeandinteriors.com

Stay tuned for some lovely mirrors coming to the shop soon!





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