The fabulous thing about mirrors is they can make small spaces feel larger. They can be used to create a focal point, or they can blend in and allow the rest of your decor to pop. If you place a mirror behind a light source it will reflect the natural light in a room. Mirrors create the illusion of space so they can really help make a small room feel bigger. To achieve a personal, collected look, which of course is my favorite, shop yard sales and thrft shops for interesting frames that can be converted to a mirror. I can’t think of a more versitile decor item Let’s take a look at some of my favorite creative ways to decorate with mirrors.
One of the designers I find most inspiring is Isabel Lopez Queseda. I love this fireplace Vignette. You can follow her on Instagram here. You can also check out her portfolio here, and buy her wonderful book here (a favorite of mine) This interesting mirror makes a bold statement and is the star here.
This mirror (purchased at Horchow years ago )in my own home has been in nearly every room in our house. I placed it above the fireplace here for one of our fall mantle styling posts. You can read more of that post here.
The strong architectural shape of this mirror balances the more feminine curves of the fireplace in this room by Sarah Bartholomew.
This vignette was created by the uber-talented Chicago designer Michael del Piero. You can follow her on Instagram here, and check out her portfolio here. I love the rustic organic feel of this arrangement. Don’t be afraid to go big with a mirror.
CREATIVE WAYS TO DECORATE WITH MIRRORS ABOVE CONSOLES
Many of the slim simple mirrors that are popular right now need not cost you an arm and a leg. This mirror by Studio McGee for Target makes a lovely statement for less.
My pal Mary Ann styled this beautiful console for one of her clients here. I think this project is one of my favorites that Mary Ann has done. Note she positioned this mirror opposite the windows to expand and reflect the natural light.
This is my son and daughter in laws console (one of the versions) that I styled for my post How to Style a Console.This console is located right where the room begins to narrow so it creates the illusion of space.
This simple mirror with its architectural details compliments the raw wood and interesting artifacts styled by the amazing Jill Sharp.
Sherry Hart never dissapoints. I spotted this on her Instagram feedfrom one of her latest projects. Love the juxtaposition of the offbeat organic mirror with the pretty chest.
CREATIVE WAYS TO DECORATE WITH LARGE MIRRORS
Adding a large mirror to a smallish space can make it seem larger. Although we can’t see the rest of this space featured on My Domaine. I am guessing that is what was at work here.
This vignette is by the talented Whitney Parkinson. You can see more of her portfolio here. This large entry called out for something large, but don’t be afraid to use a large mirror in a small space like a small entry. The large mirror will make the small space seem larger.
This vintage mirror in this gorgeous bathroom by Waterworks is simply “all that” isn’t it?
CREATIVE WAYS TO DECORATE WITH MIRRORS IN BEDROOMS
Love the use of matching mirrors above twin beds like this design from Andrew Brown. I had matching mirrors above my twin beds at one point.
Another favorite use of mirrors in the bedroom is to add a mirror on each side of the bed behind lamps. They make the room seem larger and they reflect the light.
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I hope this post, Creative Ways to Decorate with Mirrors has given you some inspiration and ideas of how to incorporate mirrors into your decor. This will be our last weekend in this house, so we will be busy getting it ready for the new family to enjoy.