Looking to upgrade your living room? There’s a magic word that can
help you up your decor level, and the best thing is it’s so easy! Ready
That’s right, it’s probably what you weren’t expecting. But using
living room mirrors is a trick designers have used for ages to bring
life, light, and style into a room.
Want to know how you can use it in your own home? Let’s look at 9 easy ways you can make custom living room mirrors work for you.
1. Let There Be Light
When placed correctly, mirrors can give a living room life and depth
by reflecting movement and light around the space. All you need to think
about is position, position, position.
Hang a living room mirror on the opposite wall from a window. The mirror will catch that natural light and reflect it back into the room. The added brightness will almost feel like you have a second window in the space.
If the room lacks a bunch of natural light, hang a mirror opposite of
a lamp or other light source. The mirror will bounce more light into
the living room, even reflecting life into those dark corners.
2. Soften the Space
Sometimes all you need to do is think outside the box. Even when it comes to decorating with mirrors.
Round mirrors are becoming a hot trend in interior design. The
circles create a calm, smooth shape in a room that is already filled
with boxy furniture and picture frames. It takes the hard edge off and
gives the room more softness.
Or if you already have geometric decor in your living room, a round
mirror will balance out all the shapes. This makes a round mirror one of
the most versatile mirrors you could have.
3. Add Personality
Decorating with mirrors is about more than a reflective surface, it’s about reflecting your personality as well.
These days you can get mirrors in a variety of shapes, colors,
frames, and styles. So even if you don’t need a mirror, you simply want
one because it’s fun!
You can show off your mid-century modern style with a starburst. Or
go for a rustic look with a wood finish. You can even spell out any word
you want with lettered mirrors.
The sky is the limit on what you can do with mirrors, so use them in unexpected ways to showcase your unique personality.
4. Make the Room Feel Bigger
Living room mirrors not only brighten up the space, but it can also make it feel bigger as well. And that’s good news if you’re working with tight quarters.
Hanging mirrors on the largest wall in the room will give a sense of
added space. You can do this by hanging one large mirror or grouping
together several smaller ones. Either way, it will reflect the rest of
the room and give the illusion that the room continues on.
5. Add Big Drama
Big mirrors make big statements. So if you’re looking to add some
drama to your decor, you can’t go wrong with an over-sized mirror.
Go for a high-end, boutique hotel feel by leaning an over-sized
mirror against the wall behind a sofa. It’s easy, stylish, and a great
way to anchor the couch in a room.
Or play it up like the Victorians. Hang an over-sized pier mirror up,
complete with benched seating underneath. It makes a great statement
piece while also being a functional piece of furniture.
6. Mirror and Shelf in One
Have your living room mirror work double-duty for you, by becoming a mirror and shelf in one.
Find the deepest rectangle frame you can get in the size you want. If
it’s a wooden frame, you can keep it natural or paint it in a stand out
color. Then simply add your mirror to the inside of the frame.
Once it’s hung on the wall, add whatever treasures you wish to
display. It also works perfectly near the front door as a place to hold
your keys. Or even set up as a bathroom mirror.
7. Make It Glam
Like all things that sparkle? Mirrors work great when you’re going for a glam living room style.
A big way to add sparkle is to find a mirror framed by mirrors. This
frame could be a mosaic of small mirror pieces around it. Or the frame
design looks like mirrored jewels.
Either way, the mirrored frame will pick up light in a unique way, looking like it sparkles.
Or if you’d rather have old-school glam, find an ornate, old-world
frame and paint it gold. The bigger the frame and mirror are, the more
glam it will bring.
8. Layer It up
A relaxed and popular way to display framed pieces in a living room
is to not hang them but lean them up against the wall in groups. These
groups include framed photos and art of all sizes and can be on the
floor, on a shelf, or a side table.
To mix things up a bit, try including a framed mirror into the group.
Whether it be a large mirror or a small one, make sure its size is a
complimenting contrast to the other framed pieces in the group.
9. Over the Fireplace
Sure, having a mirror over the fireplace isn’t a new interior design
move. But the fun part about it is, you can make a different statement,
all by choosing the correct size.
For a traditional look, a regular framed mirror over the fireplace
gives the room warmth. It reflects the activity in the room while also
giving the room depth.
But for a more dramatic look, go with an over-sized mirror instead. Even consider a mantle to ceiling sized mirror. It gives your living room that same lift and depth, but in a more modern style.
Upgrade Your Decor with Living Room Mirrors
Upgrading your living room design has never been so easy. And with
these tips, you can find a way to make living room mirrors work for any
style and budget.
Ready to put a custom mirror in your home? Contact us today! We’d love to discuss your project with you.