How to Decorate with Mirrors

May 5, 2021

Accent Furniture

Allela Wall Mirror

While you likely have a mirror in your bedroom and bathroom to help you get ready in the morning, decorating with wall mirrors  and floor mirrors throughout your home can serve multiple purposes, including making your space feel larger, reflecting natural light, and adding visual interest to the room. In today’s blog, the interior design experts at Star Furniture cover how to decorate with mirrors so you can take your home design to the next level. 

Use Mirrors to Check Your Image

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(Pictured Above: Belmar Mirror)

The most obvious use for mirrors in your home is a functional one. From vanity mirrors to full-length mirrors, carefully placing decorative mirrors in the areas where you get ready in the morning can help you make sure you look your best. In fact, many people even use decorative mirrors in their entryways and hallways for an easy and convenient last-minute check before leaving the house.

Use Decorative Mirrors to Accentuate Lighting

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(Pictured Above: Stevens Wall Mirror)

Especially if your home doesn’t have much natural lighting, decorative mirrors are one way to help accentuate the lighting you do have. To best take advantage of the natural lighting in your space, try arranging a large decorative mirror directly across from or right next to a window. You can also put small decorative mirrors directly across from or right next to any lamps or light sources you’ve used to help light up your home. Because mirrors reflect whatever light you already have, they can help you get more bang for your buck when it comes to lighting your home. Plus, if you’re growing indoor plants, you can use the mirrors to help create more natural light that can help your plants flourish.

Use Decorative Mirrors to Create Visual Interest

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(Pictured Above: Keir Decorative Wall Mirror)

While mirrors can contribute to how large and bright a room feels, they can also be used to create visual interest in the room. Round mirrors, for example, offer a calming, eye-pleasing shape that can help balance out other geometric elements like rectangular paintings and angular furniture. Using a decorative mirror with a frame, on the other hand, can add an additional pop of style and color to the room. You can even use the frame of a mirror to incorporate the mixed metals trend that’s so popular in the world of interior design.

Use Mirrors to Create the Illusion of Space

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(Pictured Above: Barton Wall Mirror)

Decorating a small living room, dining room, bedroom, or home office? Tactfully placing decorative mirrors throughout the room can help create the illusion of space, making your small room feel larger than it is. Decorative mirrors can also work great when decorating a hallway, as they tend to be the narrowest areas in the house.

Not sure what type of mirror to choose? If you have a small room that doesn’t have a window, using a decorative mirror that mimics the look and feel of a window can go a long way toward preventing the feeling of claustrophobia that can creep into small spaces. Tall mirrors can also draw the eye upward, adding depth to the room.

Use Decorative Mirrors for Your Accent Wall

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Accent walls can help draw attention to overlooked parts of the room and give the room the decorative flair that it might be lacking. Adding mirrors to your accent wall is a great way to create a focal point while also taking advantage of all the other benefits of mirrors, including amplifying light and creating the illusion of space.

Using a gallery wall as your accent wall is a great way to infuse your room with colors and patterns while displaying your own distinct personality. In addition to mixing personal photos and professionally produced wall art, mirrors are also a great way to help you balance out a gallery wall. Not only will it add variety to your composition, but it has the added benefit of reflecting light and adding depth to the room.

Skip the Installation with Leaning Floor Mirrors

(Pictured Above: Hewitt Floor Mirror)

Whether you’re a renter who doesn’t want to put superfluous holes in the wall or a homeowner who prefers to stay away from the toolbox, leaning floor mirrors offer all the benefits of hanging a tall mirror without all the hassle of installation. Not only do floor mirrors give you a full-length view before you head out for the day, but they also draw the eye upward, which can add depth to the room, making it feel more spacious. The tilt of a leaning mirror can also help reflect overhead lighting and adjacent windows for a lighter, brighter space.

Find the Right Mirrored Furniture

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(Pictured Above: Brentwood Bar Cart)

Mirrors don’t just have to be ornamental. Coffee tables, side tables, dressers, and bar carts with mirrored surfaces serve all the practical benefits of wall mirrors while also serving a functional purpose within the room. Whether you’re looking to brighten the room, create the illusion of space, or add visual interest to the room, mirrored furniture does the trick!

Ready to start decorating with mirrors? Visit a Star Furniture & Mattress store in Texas to browse our huge selection of wall mirrors, floor mirrors, and other home décor so you can design the home of your dreams! In the meantime, check out our interior design blog where we cover everything from how to choose a color palette for your home to the most common interior design mistakes to avoid.