Decorating with Mirrors

| 8/24/2011 10:37:46 AM

Decorating with mirrors is an easy way to improve your home’s interior design without spending a fortune. Like artwork, mirrors can be used to create a focal point in a room. Place large mirrors or a collage of smaller mirrors anywhere you would artwork. 

Purple Dining Room with Mirror on Wall 
Position the mirrors in your home so that they can reflect the outdoors and catch natural light. Photo By Erin Williamson/Courtesy Flickr. 

• In the bedroom, try placing a large mirror above your headboard. Keep in mind that it’s bad feng shui for a mirror to face your bed, however.

• In the living room, try placing a large mirror or a collection of mirrors above your fireplace, mantel or sofa. If reflecting the outdoors, mirrors can create the feeling of an additional window in the room. Try one large mirror to mimic a big picture window or three small round mirrors placed evenly apart to look like port holes on a ship.

• In the dining room, place a mirror above a buffet table or free-standing on a wall.

Don’t be afraid to go big! Large mirrors can make a statement—but a grouping of smaller mirrors can also create a bold, eye-catching focal point. When creating a collage of mirrors, look for mirrors with similar features to create a thread of cohesiveness to the grouping. Try mirrors of similar size with varying shapes, or varying sizes but similar shapes. You can also select mirrors of varying sizes and shapes with similar frames—or no frames at all! Start your collage by hanging the largest mirror first and spacing the remaining mirrors at even distances from each other.

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