There are many ways to decorate a home. A lot of home décor trends tend to go out of fashion after a while, but some remain timeless. One classic way of accentuating interiors is by making use of mirrors.
Mirrors imbue your home décor with a lot of aesthetic creativity. And in addition, they are quite functional.
Since they add to the reflective surfaces in your home, they are also good for creating an illusion of space. Moreover, they help to distribute light around a particular point in a room (the focal point).
So if you’re planning on creating an interior theme that features mirrors, you should know that you’re making a good choice.
Here are six great ways to decorate your home with mirrors:
1. Make a statement with an ornate mirror
When you want to be bold with your home décor, you’re definitely looking to make a statement. And mirrors, sure enough, make for amazing statement pieces.
One particular way to incorporate them in your living space is by using an ornate mirror piece.
These look exceptional in antique-themed bedrooms and living rooms. And the best part: You can work with almost any size of the mirror! This typically depends on the size of the room, and the décor theme that you want to build.
The ornate element, of course, comes from the mirror’s frame.
Gilded mirrors (with thin layers of gold leaf) are particularly suited to this purpose. You can choose to buy a mirror that is already framed, or have it customised on order.
2. Use large floor mirrors
Many of us often have full-length mirrors in our dressing rooms and bathrooms. These are mostly installed for their functional aspects.
But you can think bigger and more creatively.
Consider using oversized floor mirrors. These are great interior choices – not only because of their stellar functionality, but also for their ability to create focal points.
Large floor mirrors work well with minimalistic décor themes, even though they are a bold style choice. If your room features sleek lines and clean cuts, you can still opt for a simple, yet elegantly framed, square or rectangular mirror. This helps to not only add a splash of sophistication to a room’s ambience, but also more space and light!
3. Perk up bathroom spaces with a mirror wall
No bathroom lacks a mirror.
Whether you opt for a small, large, framed, or frameless mirror to use above the vanity space, it always rounds off the room’s functionality. But why only stick to common practice?
If you think outside the box, there are several ways to creatively use mirrors in a bathroom.
Some people choose to have an entire wall above the vanity decked with mirror panels. You can literally extend this feature, and construct a vanity that spans an entire corner of the bathroom. In this case, the mirror will also be split between two walls; giving off an artistic hue.
Others choose to have mirrors above the vanity area with storage spaces on the backside. This gives off a nice ‘tech-inspired’ aura, while also expanding the bathroom’s smart storage space.
Another way is to add an accent mirrored wall to the room. Even with this idea, you have many extended creative solutions on the cards. For example, instead of covering the entire wall in one or two mirror panels, decorate it with small-sized mirror tiles.
4. Step out of the box with creatively shaped mirrors
It is good to step out of our comfort zones at times.
Typical mirror shapes include squares, rectangles, circles, and ovals. Diamond-shaped mirrors are also common. Wouldn’t it be fun to go beyond these choices, and opt for irregular shapes instead?
Of course, such shapes are difficult to frame. But professionally-finished and frameless mirrors, especially if they come in irregular shapes, have their own unique elegance to offer.
5. Become ‘reflective’ with mirror wardrobe doors
Just like mirrored vanity storage spaces in the bathroom, your bedroom’s wardrobe can also be fitted with mirrored doors. We highly recommend these for small rooms that do not allow much space for easy dressing and manoeuvring.
Mirrored doors also make a small room appear spacious.
6. Or get artsy with mirror art
In case you don’t feel like using plain-old functional mirrors, you can always experiment with mirror art.
These days, there are plenty of décor accessories that feature a lot of intricate mirror work on them. Vases, wall hangings, and even some textile pieces, are good examples.
Some people also apply small mirror tiles to their rooms’ walls to create an artistic effect. In this respect, hexagonal tiles are good considerations for creating abstract designs.
When considered in full, mirrors give you plenty of freedom to creatively design your home. There is really no interior place that can’t be decorated with them. Even your outdoors can benefit – and again without any limitations.
Tell us how you would use mirrors to decorate your home in the comments section below. We’d love to hear from you.