Posted 4.18.16 @ 0:0 by: Staff

Every good decorator loves using mirrors and the reason why is not a secret. Mirrors are known to create, bounce, and diffuse light in a room plus help enhance views and opens up a small space. The key to achieving this lies in how the mirrors are placed. Below are 12 of a decorator’s best-kept tricks of the trade when using mirrors for decorating.

Windows Flanking a Full-Length Mirror

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This decorating trick creates the illusion that you’ve got a third window and maximizes natural light. Not only that but it lends a casual vibe to a room.

Framed Mirror in the Kitchen

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Wood-framed or rattan-framed mirror in the kitchen creates a homier vibe and dresses up your kitchen area without making it look like too artificial.

Big Mirror Behind a Chest

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Works for small condominiums, rooms, and apartments, this decorating trick fools the eye by suggesting that there’s more space than meets the eye. Looks quite glamourous too!

Art Flanking a Narrow Mirror

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Beef up a faceted or narrow mirror with a pair of complementary artwork. The key here is applying symmetry and balancing out the contrast.

Console Revived by a Sunburst Mirror

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Consoles tend to be boring and blend into the wall. Spice up a console table by placing a sunburst mirror over it. You’ll be surprised at how good this arrangement looks!

Sunburst Mirror Over a Bed

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That big blank space above your headboard will look all-glammed-up just by adding a sunburst mirror. Just make sure you get the size right.

Beautiful Mirrors Behind Lamps

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Amp up your lamps’ light by strategically placing mirrors behind them. Beautiful frames add a pretty architectural and textural detail.

Adjacent Walls Decorated with Mirrors

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Bounce light around a room by lining two adjacent walls with mirrors. This works amazing at a dining room, a den, or a gym. Be warned though that multiple reflections can sometimes seem confusing!

Mirror Across a Window

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Have a space that’s lacking in windows and natural light? Add a mirror across an existing window! This decorating trick is bound to make your room feel sunnier and make it seem more spacious too!

Mirror Kitchen Backsplash

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Weird as this decorating trick may seem, using a mirrored backsplash is more rewarding than you think. Make use of some old or antique mirrors to hide splatters.

Huge Mirror Above a Mantel

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Filling the space above your mantel with a customized mirror lends a sleek and modern look that’s hard to ignore. This is definitely a head-turner!

Full-Length Mirrors for a Home Gym

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A whole wall plastered with a single piece of floor to ceiling mirror can seem a tad outdated and makes your home gym feel like a public one. Full-length mirrors can be repurposed elsewhere when not needed anymore and makes your home gym feel like an upscale studio instead.

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