Mirrors are a fantastic way to bring another element to a room. Fantastic for bringing in light, reflecting a gorgeous space or brightening up a wall. We have many mirrors on the walls in our home. They can be large and grand, or small and quaint, but used in the right way they have a great impact on a space. Lets explore how mirrors have been used as an accent in the room.
Decorating With Mirrors
Reflecting A Space
This spectacular mirror works so well to reflect back the gorgeous bath, doubling up on the view of the bath. It provides a whole new perspective of the bath and the amazing tap that gets a little lost without the mirror. While this works beautifully in this space, I cannot say I would be happy to have a mirror reflecting back myself as I climbed into the bath, so this won’t be something I repeat in our ensuite renovation.
I adore the way this mirror is reflecting the back of the Christmas tree, a lovely way to enhance a room.
Bringing Light To A Space
We have quite a dark dinning room and have used a large mirror to reflect the light that the bi-fold doors let in or the kitchen lighting when on. It works wonderfully to brighten the space.
This mirror has been used in a similar way, placed in a darker corner of the room, angled to reflect the light the window lets in, it really brightens the space.
Mirror are exceptional at creating the illusion of more space. Small rooms can be given a real lift with the addition of a mirror. Mirrors also work well in hallways, most of us are attracted to looking in a mirror therefor distracting us from the size of the space.
Although far from a small hallway, you can see how the illusion of extra space comes from the placement of a mirror, in this case, also becoming the real focal point in the room.
The use of this mirror at the end of a short hallway is inspiring! I love the depth it creates.
Why not use mirrors as a focal point in a space. Use them instead of art to bounce and reflect light and create a feature all on their own.
These playful mirrors bring a sense of fun and texture to the space.
Why not use them to create a gallery wall?
Mirrors don’t have to be restricted to indoors, you can use them in the garden in the same way, to create the illusion of space, to add interest or to brighten a dark corner.
Have you used mirrors in your home or garden? Ever wanted a secret garden? What was your favourite childhood fairy tale?
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