Did you know many people aren’t happy with their home’s decor?
This is certainly the reason why 48% of homeowners in Canada had plans to renovate or spruce up their living spaces last year. This got us thinking about solutions to redecorating on a budget.
Luckily for you, we have a simple solution. The key is to get decorating with mirrors.
In light of this, we’ve compiled together a list of 11 suggestions to help get the ball rolling. Let’s dive on in!
If you’re looking to add extra depth to one of your rooms, grab an empty photo frame and prop a mirror up against it. The combination of textures is just divine!
Top Tip: choose a larger mirror and photo frame if you’re after a statement piece.
2. Geometric Shapes
Minimalism is the height of interior design right now, and it’s not about to go out of style anytime soon.
You can’t go wrong basic-style geometrically shaped mirrors. Simple, yet effective- what could be better?
Alternatively, if you’re after a piece of modern art, opt for custom-cut mirrors. Uniform blocks of mirrored glass are ideal for crafting the ultimate statement wall!
The beauty of this is that it’s always changing. As you walk around the room, you and your guests can enjoy the sight of a different reflection.
This is ideal if you’re looking for something a little more dynamic than your average wall hanging!
3. In the Kitchen
Place mirrors on your kitchen cabinets. Depending on the vibe of your home, you could opt for mirrored glass that boasts an aged look, hang this on your cabinet doors.
This is ideal if you’re a fan of rustic chic, or if you live in a cottage in the country. Not only does this design ooze vintage flair, but it’s also an impressive technique for making smaller kitchens appear prominent; win-win!
4. The Stairway
Not many people think of this, but you can use mirrors to enhance your stairway. We have two approaches for you to consider:
- Try hanging a mirror at the bottom of the stairwell. This usually makes the surrounding space appear visually larger.
- Or, if you have a beautifully decorated wall behind your stairway, try placing a mirror to reflect it.
5. The Windows
Try placing mirrors close to your windows; this naturally draws the eye towards the natural light- which is always visually pleasing!
Plus, if you’re trying to make a room look more intimate, placing a mirror over one of the windows prevents your vision from traveling out towards the view. This instantly makes the place feel cozier!
6. Wardrobe Panels
Fitted mirrors on wardrobe panels not only look fabulous, but they’re also incredibly practical.
Imagine this; you pick out your outfit for the day, then you’re able to try it on in the reflection of your closet. This tweak undoubtedly makes your morning routine simpler!
When done well, you can almost replicate the look of a traditional freestanding dressing room. You could opt to frame the mirrors, this breaks up the panels and gives the piece a bit of character- win-win!
7. The Fireplace
When you think of mirrors and fireplaces, you usually imagine them hanging above the mantle.
However, if you’re brave enough to throw away the rule book, you could place a custom cut mirror close to the fireplace. Have it made to match the size of your mantel, to mirror (pardon the pun) the visual space.
This may sound a little over the top, but it exudes elegance and sophistication.
For further cohesion, choose a frame that matches the general vibe of the room.
8. Bathroom Vanity
If your bathroom needs a splash of old Hollywood, then grab a bedroom dresser and connect a vanity mirror to it. For a softer look, opt for antiqued style mirroring.
Top Tip: if you want to make the ceilings look higher, go for a slightly larger mirror, it should be vertically shaped; this works wonders!
9. Custom Tabletop
To catch the light in your room, have a custom table top made out of reflective glass. Then, place the table somewhere where it’s able to capture the light easily.
This is a beautifully quirky way of opening up your bedroom, living space, dining room, etc. (virtually any place that’s too small for your tastes).
10. A Cover Up
If there’s anything you’re not a fan of in your home, say a stain on your wall, a DIY screw-up, or an awkwardly placed window, you can use a beautifully designed mirror to cover it up.
This also works as a solution to privacy. Just pop it over the window, and you have a funky alternative to curtains!
11. Transform Your Work out Space into a Home Gym
If you’re thinking about getting on board with the fitness hype, you could transform your home work out space with a gym mirror.
This gives the area a more professional vibe, and it’s a super easy way to enhance the space.
After all, how will you know if you’re perfecting your squats without checking your form?
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