HomeTriangle Design Tips: How To Use Mirrors For More Style And Light?

One of the best arrows a decorator has in their quiver is mirrors. Nothing can add depth and oomph to the decor by making most of a room’s natural light and opening up a small space like a well-placed mirror. The key to utilizing a mirror to its full potential is pairing it with the right location to maximize its decor-uplifting effects. 

Here’s HomeTriangle’s guide on how you can use mirrors to bring a lot more light and style to your homes. 

1. A Full-Length Mirror Placed Between Two Windows 

A mirror placed between two windows can trick the eye into thinking that there is another window. This will also help maximize the amount of natural light in your room. Moreover, when you casually prop a full-length mirror against the wall can bring a relaxed mood to the room. 

2. Narrow Mirror Flanked With Art

Placing a narrow mirror over a console in the entry or above a buffet in the dining room is a fail-safe combination you have to try. Like I said already, the key lies in the placement and symmetry of the way you arrange. So, we suggest picking equal-sized frames and measure precisely when you hang them. For example, a rectangle or faceted narrow mirror beefed up with two pairs of small framed artworks can be very stylish.

3. A Sunburst Mirror Over The Bed

A good sunburst mirror can solve pretty much any decorating problems. For example, if you’re wondering what to put above the big blank space above a headboard, a well-secured sunburst mirror can be your perfect solution. 

4. Two Mirrors On Adjacent Walls 

Placing two adjacent mirrors, especially in the dining room can not just bounce the light around the room but can make a decor statement and also give the impression that there are more people around the table. 

5. A Mirror Opposing A Window

One of the easiest ways to increase light is by placing a large mirror directly opposite the window. This arrangement brings a lot of natural light into the room and makes it sunnier while reflecting the beautiful view outdoors. 

6. A Mirrored Backsplash 

A mirrored backsplash in your small kitchen can open it like magic. You can bring a lot more light and make your kitchen feel airier by using a mirror instead of the traditional tile backsplash behind the sink or range. A quick tip: antiqued mirrors are better than a clear mirror at hiding splatters. 

7. Full-Length Mirrors In A Home Gym 

This one is for the fitness freaks out there. Place one or more full-length mirrors either hung or propped against the wall to keep an eye on your form instead of a giant wall mirror to maintain a homely feel instead of a public gym. 

8. A Round Mirror In Place Of A Medicine Cabinet 

Although any mirror of any shape will be a great addition in place of the standard medicine cabinet, a round mirror would be the perfect option as the curves will scatter all the sharp angles and straight lines in your typical bathroom. 

9. Make A Mirror Your Focal Point

If your home does not have a fireplace or mantelpiece to position your furniture around, you can use a mirror to dictate the center of the room. Trust me when I say this, a mirror with an ornately carved frame can work just as well as a painting or artwork when it comes to decorating your home. 

10. A Round Mirror In A Bookcase 

A round chunky mirror tucked into the center of a wall of bookshelves is a brilliant way to bring a sense of depth to your room. This is a great way to make an old entertainment center work in another way – just place a mirror where the TV would have gone.

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