• Laura Redd

Mirror Mirror on the wall…

Mirrors are a great way to add a personality, dimension and light to a space. Mirrors come in so many styles, sizes and shapes you can use them in so many ways!

Mirrors are not only large and fill a wall, but they can also be small and used in a grouping to create a theme to a wall or add them into a gallery grouping to change it up a bit. Many times we think of a mirror for a bath or a foyer, even a dining room, but we may not think of using a mirror at the end of a hallway or on cabinet doors on an entertainment center.

One thing to consider when you are using mirrors is what they’ll be reflecting. If they are reflecting a great piece of art, or a fantastic view, or a beautiful display in a room, then this gives the object a double duty and increases the value of the look.

I love working with mirrors in a space, they can add dimension and light where it may be dark, make a room feel more open, and add a bit of sparkle to a wall.

The frame is everything to a mirror. They can be simple or extravagant, wide or narrow. The frame can be artistic and make a statement in itself. Look for mirrors at antique stores, art galleries and even curiosity shops. If you come across a great frame it can also be made into a mirror. And don’t let the color of the frame be the deciding factor, that can be changed very easily with spray paint, craft paint or a little glaze.

Think of ways to change up the feel of your room by adding a mirror that is a different style. I love mixing a simple mirror to an ornate space, or a fancy baroque mirror in a fun color to a contemporary room. Be playful with your use of mirrors, and watch your rooms come to life.

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