Mirrors are a must in a home. Especially when you work with rooms that may be on the smaller side. They can add the illusion of space and drama and there is nothing like a mirror to reflect a stunning light fixture or natural sunlight through a space.
I’m sharing a few rooms from different renovations to show the impact of using mirrors. You may notice some of the same style used across many homes. That’s because the selection of mirrors I use for styling and staging are neutral enough to work with all styles of homes and in multiple spaces. Check out these locations for some inspiration.
Above a Fireplace
Mirrors have a knack for bringing the drama. They also highlight a focal point that may be overlooked. When you place a mirror above it now it becomes an attention getter whether or not its fireplace season.
As you can see, I absolutely love staging with this large round brass mirror. You can find it here.
Above a Console or Sofa
You will also commonly find mirrors above console tables to add height and balance in a room, above sofas, beds, and even in dining rooms. In this family room above I used it as a space holder for where a TV could be installed.
I use my multi-paneled mirror in many of my staged homes, especially in family room spaces, so I found a similar one for you to buy here.
And because I know you’ll ask, I also found a wood starburst mirror that you can purchase here. It’s very similar to the one I bought from HomeGoods.
Across from Windows
This is an old design trick. Mirrors hung across from windows reflect the natural light and can make spaces feel brighter and more open.
I love this French Country Mirror- the curved top is very elegant and simple. You can find it here. And look for it in my future homes!
Above a Desk
Mirrors are not limited to large spaces. Here in this bedroom the carved mirror adds interest and brightens the room as it reflects the natural light from the nearby window. Basements are another spot where even a small mirror can make a difference. This work space would be less interesting if it wasn’t for that gallery wall that includes a suspended mirror with a unique accent strap. Just another styling tip when it comes to mirrors…they can be grouped with similar (or different) items too.
And one more place…
Oh, and I almost forgot one of the MOST FUNCTIONAL spots for mirrors, other than the car visor, is a small mirror in the entryway so we can do a last-minute check before leaving the house. This sunburst mirror is more decor than reflection but it’s definitely a keeper.
Until next week!
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