The Most Frequently Asked Questions about Wall Mirrors
I love the look of glass in design. Are wall mirrors too old fashioned today?
Mirrors have held a place in interior design for centuries. Once only affordable to the wealthy, today all can use this fantastic decorating idea to liven up their interior spaces. While large paneled mirrors were heavily used in design circles around the 1980s to '90s, the use of mirrors has again made a comeback in a unique style. Instead of simply adding a wall of unframed mirrors, interior designers are using mirrors in original groupings and displays to create a modernized look that can still deliver a powerful statement and provide incredible beauty.
How can I add decorative mirrors to my home interior design strategy?
Mirrors don't have to stop with a boring square bathroom mirror anymore. Today, the use of decorative mirrors in home interior design circles are offering new takes on an old design favorite. Mirrors are being used in all shapes and sizes. Where one mirror over a fireplace might be an option, consider adding a gallery style grouping of round mirrors for an instant creation of wall art. This can work in hallways, above a table in an entryway, used in a bedroom, or added in a bathroom. Try utilizing beautiful frames to create room drama, and curvy mirror edges can look sensational in rustic or contemporary design styles.
I love vintage styles of decor. How do I show off my vintage mirror finds?
Vintage pieces can be timeless treasures that never go out of style. Adding vintage styled mirrors into a decor scheme is an easy way to provide visual depth and interest. Older-styled mirrors surrounded by muted glass mosaic patterns transforms an ordinary old mirror into a bohemian work of art. Hang smaller wavy-shaped mirrors above your headboard to add a touch of edginess into your vintage look.
- Hang old mirrors in a country styled kitchen for a farmhouse vibe.
- Enhance an antique vanity with a stunning mirror.
- Dangle crystal pendant light fixtures to reflect wall mirror display.
What are some artistic ways to use mirrors when decorating?
Mirrored subway tiles are now popular in the kitchen as well as the bath. Use this trick to open small enclosed bathrooms or galley kitchens. Utilize lighting to reflect your mirrored accents, and consider the following:
- Turn panel mirrors horizontally and group two or three.
- Use a large painting size mirror framed in a gorgeous wooden or metallic frame.
- Angle a mirror to reflect a piece of art or an outdoor view.
- Take an interesting shape and add mirrors to spice up modern designs.
- Consider outlining mirror with gleaming copper framework.