Mirrors, mirrors: 5 ornamental wall mirror concepts that can add a brand new dimension to your house – Life-style – Aurora Advertiser – Aurora, MO
Decorative wall mirrors: It is not for nothing that interior designers, homeowners and tenants prefer this one decor when they create the ideal interior space. This timeless accent promises much more than its functional purpose.
Wall mirrors can add a new dimension to a dull room, add extra light, and even make the eye see a much more spacious, good-looking room. In addition, a mirror can match any style of living, whether traditional, modern, bohemian or industrial.
The ideas for decorating wall mirrors are endless, but we’ve narrowed down five design options for a simple but effective upgrade.
1. Window mirrors brighten a room
Window mirror mirrors are exactly what they sound like – a mirror that looks like a window. Small pieces of wood form sections above the mirror, creating something like a window pane as the mirror reflects light. This wall mirror idea is a bright addition to a room that lacks natural light.
A window mirror is versatile and goes well with any design style. For a more rustic look, choose natural wood or faded metal like this white mirror available from Wayfair.
For a more minimalist and modern look, this iron-framed gold mirror sold at Target adds an elegant touch to any simple room.
2. A gallery mirror wall offers an artistic atmosphere
If you have a large, blank section of wall, arranging decorative mirrors in the style of an art gallery can be a nice way to add dimension and add personality and texture to your space. This look can be used in various places in your home, from the dining room to the living room to a staircase.
Similar to a photo wall in the gallery, this look is paired with a collection of various mirrors from furniture stores and vintage stores. If you don’t have the time or the desire to spend surfing, you can purchase a curated set of mirrors that is a ready-made mix-and-match design.
3. Floor length and floor mirror make your room look bigger
A trick that many interior designers use to make a room appear much larger than it actually is by introducing a full length mirror into the room.
Large crooked wall mirrors are one such trend that is popping up on the internet and in homes. This style is perfect for getting ready in the morning, creating the illusion of a super spacious room, or for taking a shameless selfie.
This vintage-inspired wall / floor mirror from Anthropologie deserves rave reviews and is a must see on Instagram. For a less ornate feel, this modern metal-framed standing mirror sold at The Home Depot fills both the wall and floor space.
4. Entrance wall mirrors offer guests an unusual reception
The entrance or foyer is a first impression version of your home. So do a good one with a mirrored accent instead of framed art. Foyers can be small, especially in older homes, and a mirror instantly opens the area.
We recommend keeping this decorative mirror on the small side and placing it over a console table in the entrance area or a shoe rack. Try adding a shorter, longer length mirror or a portrait style mirror perfect for quick touch ups before heading out the door.
This shelf and hook entrance mirror sold at Urban Outfitters is a great part to keep your car keys, sunglasses, and face masks in one place.
5. A center mirror above the bed opens the bedroom
Create a focal point in each bedroom with a mirror above the bed. This can surprise your senses – the mirror opens up your space and draws sunlight towards it.
We recommend a wider mirror that will stretch to complement the width of your bed. This brushed brass mirror sold at Joss and Main creates an elongated look.
Pro tip: Combine a mirror above the bed with a floor-length mirror on another wall for maximum impact.