Mirrors are a hot trend and they’re also extremely neutral home accessories, making them easy to blend seamlessly into existing home decor. That being said, it can be difficult trying to find the right mirror for every room of your home. Blending home accessories and decor is an important part of interior design and this guide will help you get started on choosing the right mirror for every room in your home.
First and foremost, there is absolutely no reason you can create a decorative lattice work for over the top of your mirror. Whether it’s an oval mirror or a square mirror, you can easily create a pattern for over top. Plus, you can paint it any number of colors and design any pattern you want so that it seamlessly matches the room’s decor. This idea is great for bedrooms, living rooms and guest rooms.
Mirrors that are grouped together, such as in pairs, work for both small and large spaces. For example, two small square mirrors, around 10 inches in size, create the illusion of a larger piece of wall art when hung together. Take note of what shapes work in pairs and what don’t for your style of decor. You may love the oval mirror you found, but it might not be a good option for this wall arrangement.
This style also works well with traditional, contemporary and modern styles of decor. Avoid frames with this type of mirror, as it can detract from the overall appearance of the grouping itself. However, you can opt for thin frames if you absolutely must (and then again, all home decor rules are meant to be broken once in a while).
Paired mirrors work well every room of the home from the bedroom to the living room, into the dining room and even the kitchen.
The Leaning Floor Mirror
Leaning floor mirrors are extremely trendy, but they’re also extremely versatile. In the bedroom, a large floor mirror is great for checking your appearance before heading out. It can also be placed in the foyer for that same purpose. In the living room, it can be used to bring in more natural light, which can help highlight other home accessories and decor in the space. Just keep in mind, floor mirrors can be expensive, so choose wisely!
Lastly, certain areas of your home are best left neutral. The guest bedroom is a perfect example of this. When choosing mirrors for the guest room, opt for simple shapes such as an oval mirror or a circular mirror. Choose a shape that reflects your style of home decor and avoid being overly trendy with the frame. Remember, you want the space to be comfortable for your guests and the easiest way to do this is to avoid trends and other forms of personalization.
These are just a few tips to help you get started on choosing mirrors for the rooms in your home. Remember, rules are meant to be broken so go with your gut feeling on what works best in each space of your home. Images 1 | 2 | 3| 4
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