12 Mirror Ideas for Your Next Interior Design Project

12 Mirror Ideas for Your Next Interior Design Project

The most stylish mirror ideas will enhance the size, brightness and look of every room in your interior design project.

Full article with thanks to: realhomes.com/design/mirror-design-ideas

The most brilliant mirror ideas can brighten up minimalist spaces and tame maximalist rooms alike. It’s all about choosing the perfect size, frame, shape and of course, much of the finished look will come from how you mirrors are displayed.

Modern buys will give off contemporary vibes while you can’t beat an antique or vintage find from a flea market to add character to your living room, kitchen or bedroom space… A great way to enhance existing wall decor, not forgetting that mirrors come with many practical uses that go beyond checking out your (beautiful) reflection.

MIRROR IDEAS TO MARVEL AT

Mirrors are both decorative and functional when it comes to interior design. They can help to bounce light around the room meaning that when well placed, mirrors can actually create the illusion of space in smaller settings. Not to mention if you’ve got any damage on the walls, it’s nothing that you can’t cover by hanging a mirror.

‘A decorator’s secret weapon, mirrors are more than a practical object in which to check your own reflection,’ says Belinda creative brand director,OKA.

‘In the right hands, a beautiful mirror can be used to amplify light, add drama, create interesting reflections and frame views.’

1. ADD BRILLIANCE TO A HIDDEN CORNER

In a large living room space, you don’t have to make your mirror the center of attention. Instead, move yours over into an otherwise hidden corner to add character. This will also encourage the eye to move across and better appreciate the rest of your interior design scheme.

Showing an appreciation of shapes and geometry, this Cade round mirror from John Lewis is styled with a diamond color blocked rug, square motif cushions and a gorgeous bulbous light fixture. And those green curtains are the perfect window treatment for a hotel feel.

2. USE MULTIPLE MIRRORS IN A DARK LIVING ROOM

In a large living room space, you don’t have to make your mirror the center of attention. Instead, move yours over into an otherwise hidden corner to add character. This will also encourage the eye to move across and better appreciate the rest of your interior design scheme.

Showing an appreciation of shapes and geometry, this Cade round mirror from John Lewis is styled with a diamond color blocked rug, square motif cushions and a gorgeous bulbous light fixture. And those green curtains are the perfect window treatment for a hotel feel.

2. USE MULTIPLE MIRRORS IN A DARK LIVING ROOM

Full article with thanks to: realhomes.com/design/mirror-design-ideas

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3. PLACE YOUR MIRROR NEAR YOUR WINDOWS

‘To increase the amount of natural light cast around a room, simply place a mirror opposite or beside a window; no matter how gloomy the sky is outside, it will harness any available daylight. The bigger the mirror, the brighter and larger the space will feel,’ says White.

4. OPEN UP A GREEN GARDEN LOUNGE WITH A ROUND MIRROR

Bringing the outside in can be as easy as creating a green living room scheme. Sage green wall panels that look like your shed exterior is an excellent place to start and a forest green velvet sofa suits this space better than garden chairs we think you’d agree. And, this round mirror is the perfect touch to make this garden lounge go on forever.

Fresh lemons in a fruit bowl add a zesty feel, while foilage in a vase and framed floral art reinforce this greenhouse like atmosphere.

‘Not merely functional, mirrors can be used as a decorative focal point in interiors, making a great alternative to wall art,’ says Tanner.

‘Round designs have been increasingly popular in the last few years, providing a contemporary look that has a softening effect on angular schemes. A key consideration when hanging a statement mirror is placement, make sure to take into account what will be reflected.’

5. GLAM UP YOUR MANTEL WITH A GOLD FRAMED MIRROR

Pink pampas, gold furniture, faux fur and a marble unit make this space fun and feminine – the perfect place to host. Make your mirror the star of the show by placing it centre stage on your mantel.

‘Over mantle mirrors make a great addition and look best when they are hung just above the mantle. Positioning a mirror too high means it could be reflecting the ceiling or a doorway which will ruin the effect.’ says Debbie Leigh, design manager, ILIV.

Give it some company by styling the top of your fireplace as you would a ‘shelfie’ – display glass candles, ornaments and ceramic trinkets to show off your personality.

6. USE A FULL-LENGTH MIRROR HORIZONTALLY

Traditionally standing tall, full-length mirrors are usually positioned in an upright, vertical position so you can see yourself in all your beauty, from head to toe. But, in this industrial boho living room by Dunelm, their Apartment Full Length Black Mirror has been flipped so that four (or more faces) can get a look in. Little kids will love to stand on the L-shaped sofa and pull faces at this reflective rectangular surface.

7. PLACE A MIRROR ON A WALLPAPERED WALL

‘Mirrors are a great way of reflecting light, colour, and pattern around the room to help brighten up any sized space. The right mirror placed in the perfect location can definitely change the atmosphere and feel of any home,’ says Helen Ashmore, head of design at Laura Ashley.

‘The beautiful Evie Mirror has a decorative clear glass frame, giving the illusion that the style is floating. This design feature means it works great over wallpaper, allowing the print to look as though it’s built into the design of the mirror, creating an even more stylish look.

‘It is just right for brightening up any small space. Strategically place the Evie mirror in a smaller room with narrow windows or little natural lighting to bounce the restricted amount of light into another direction. The room will appear instantly larger than it actually is.’

8. BRING THE OUTSIDE IN WITH A WINDOW-SHAPED MIRROR

A timeless design, black framed mirror ideas will never fall out of style. The curved top and rustic metal finish of this Brompton wall mirror by Cult Furniture will bring a touch of industrial chic to your modern living spaces.

To style, we’d hang it vertical on a wall, above your sofa, or for a laid-back look, prop it up and use a full length leaner mirror in your dressing room or bedroom.

Designed to look like a large window, the metal grid frame work is enchanting and gives the impression of space as it reflects and bounces light across the room.

9. STYLE A MIRROR IN A SHABBY-CHIC MAXIMALIST SCHEME

Living rooms don’t have to look coordinated: your space, your style after all! So don’t feel inclined to match a three piece suite with a love chair if you don’t want to.

Here a hodgepodge of motifs and materials creates a grannycore scheme that fashionable moms and those with eclectic interior style will love. Though the wallpaper pattern is different to the rug – familiar florals and themes we’ve seen before give this space an unusual cozyness.

Alongside a dusty pink fringed lampshade is a brass framed mirror idea that sits on top of a traditional fireplace. Its period look ties into the ornate detail of the hearth and the framed art on the wall.

10. SOFTEN A COOL LIVING ROOM WITH A RAINBOW MIRROR

Grey living rooms can often need a little ‘something something’ to make them stand out. Though this shade shan’t go out of style for a while, mirror ideas are one way to make them stand out from the rest if you choose not to accent with colour.

Child-friendly and cheerful, this rainbow arch-shaped mirror from Folk Furniture softens the cool grey shade of concrete paint. The Scandi-chic graphic cushions, on-trend greige sofa, tasselled throw and fluted detail footstool add interest and lots of texture.

11. GO FOR AN ART DECO-INSPIRED LIVING ROOM DESIGN

The roaring twenties was all about, glitz, glamour, clinking glasses and having a good old time. So, in an era that was perfect for partying, you can be sure that the interiors were full of reflective surfaces and lots of marvellously metallic furniture.

The Art Deco-inspired Lyshia mirror by där lighting features a beautiful design with four squares surrounding the central round mirror.

Complete with foil detail, this striking decorative mirror that will add a warming touch to your living room. Alternatively, this’d look amazing in a teal bedroom too. Opt for a singular mirror or stack them as shown.

12. CHOOSE A MIRRORED BACKSPLASH IN THE KITCHEN

You may be thinking: ‘Why on earth would I include a mirror in my kitchen?’ but it’s actually a really functional tool. You don’t want spinach in your teeth on a child-free date night after all, right?

This backsplash with a reflective finish is one genius way to go about adding mirror ideas in your kitchen without looking vain. It’s also makes washing up more interesting if your basin is not directly in front of a window. Using the reflection, you can see if the kids are up to any mischief or talk to guests after dinner – even with your back turned.

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