5 Ideas For Using Mirrors In Your Home

How many mirrors do you have in your home? I think we probably have somewhere around 7-8 which seems a bit excessive for just two people! Mirrors work wonders when used strategically throughout your home. They can brighten rooms, help a space appear larger, and even add stylish design elements. With the right frame, a mirror can be the perfect addition to any room. Here are five mirror ideas for a functional and stylish look.

Mirrors As Wall Art

Did you know that you can use mirrors as wall art? They can be used as accent pieces that add depth and visual interest to any room. Some mirrors have ornate frames that you can use to create a statement wall. We have a mirror in both our living room and dining room on the chimney breast above the fire places, both quite different in style.

Choose an interesting shape or frame that matches your décor. You can hang the mirror in a symmetrical pattern or try something more creative. If you have an old mirror, you can paint it to match your décor or even distress it for a more vintage look.

Add Dimension To Small Spaces

If you have a small space that needs brightening up, mirrors can add much dimension and light. They make any small space appear larger and brighter. Mirrors can be used to fill up an empty wall and make it look attractive.

But when using a mirror to add dimension to a space, it’s important to make sure that the mirror reflects something interesting. Or you can use multiple mirrors to reflect different elements in the room. Either way, if done correctly, a mirror can instantly make a small space appear larger and brighter.

Create A Focal Point

Mirrors are great for creating focal points in any room. You can hang a large mirror above your fireplace or sofa to draw the eye to that area. Mirrors are also an excellent choice for creating an interesting focal point in your entryway or dining room. We have a mirror at the bottom of the stairs in the hallway which was custom made using reclaimed wood so it’s a unique, one of a kind piece which is a lovely feature.

Think about the overall style of the room you’re wanting to use the mirror in. Do you want something modern/industrial, or something with a more vintage, decorative appearance? Don’t be afraid to try different styles and colour schemes. We have a round mirror above the fire place in the living room that I was convinced should have a gold frame whereas black was the much better look.

Bathroom Mirrors

Mirrors are an essential part of any bathroom, and that’s why it’s crucial to choose the right one. You’ll want a mirror that is both decorative and functional but it can get tricky when it comes to finding the perfect size and shape especially in a small space. In our main bathroom, we have limited wall space owing to one wall running along the bath, and another wall being mostly a large window. So we’ve combined the mirror in here with a wall-hung cabinet which saves space.
If you’re not confident about choosing which mirror to buy, don’t worry. You can always consult with a professional. Gatsby Glass can help you pick out the best mirror for your bathroom and install it in no time.

Accent Mirrors

Accent mirrors are a great way to add some style and personality to any room. You can use them as part of your wall art or hang a few in various locations around the room. Accent mirrors come in different shapes and sizes and can be used to add a touch of glamour to your décor.

For example, you can hang a small round mirror above the fireplace or an ornate gold-framed mirror in the dining room. You can also hang a few small mirrors on either side of your headboard to create an interesting headboard wall. No matter how you use them, accent mirrors add texture and light to any room!

Hopefully this has helped with some ideas to source the perfect mirror should you be in the market for one. Just remember, don’t break the glass.

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