Mirrors are one of your most versatile decorating tools. There’s truly no place you can’t put a mirror! (Except on your ceiling. We really hope that trend stays buried deep, deep in the vaults of style.) With so many ways to decorate with a mirror, do you ever feel completely stumped on how to use one? We turned to Instagram for the latest and greatest mirror decorating ideas. Here’s how our fabulous Kirkland’s customers are using their mirrors.
Layered Behind Flowers, Vases, & Accessories
Mirrors make great layering accessories and don’t always need to be hung on a wall. Set your mirror on top of a console table, dresser, or buffet and lean it gently up against the wall. In front of the mirror layer in your favorite decorating accessories, like lanterns, vases of flowers, and vintage books. The mirror will reflect whatever you set in front of it, so avoid placing your mirror in a place where clutter congregates. @truelockequalstruelove found this mirror at her local Kirkland’s on sale for just $22. What a steal! We love how she dressed it up!
Leaning on a Fireplace Mantel
Mirrors on mantels = pure perfection. Hanging or leaning a large decorative mirror on your fireplace mantel is probably my favorite way to decorate with mirrors. Decorative mirrors are unique enough to double as artwork, but neutral enough to coordinate with any style or season. @clearlysmitten showed off her mantel’s balance and symmetry with this Instagram pic!
Two for Balance & Shipshape Symmetry
Hang two identical mirrors on either side of a window or a piece of artwork to create shipshape symmetry. @organizenashville used two identical porthole mirrors to anchor her style and balance her glam living room! And don’t forget, when decorating and in doubt–add a dog! 🙂
As an Entryway Accessory
Hang a mirror just inside your entryway to make it seem wider, more elegant, and brighter! @wellstyledlife placed a round decorative mirror above a black distressed chest in her entryway hallway. Looks like the perfect space to stash some extra lip gloss and double-check your hair before you head out!
Hang in an Unusual Place
As beautifully neutral as they are, mirrors make great layering pieces. @bluggparkdesigns hung a round porthole mirror in a totally unexpected spot–in an entryway space for coats and scarves! This mirror is perfectly placed and here’s why: it’s reflecting the outdoors plus heaps of natural light. @bluggparkdesigns knows how to use mirrors to make her space look bigger!
Add to a Wall Collage
If you have an eclectic decorating streak, the wall collage trend is for you! @erica_wall2wall_design combined a round floral mirror, gold foil monogram letters, and wood plank wall art to create the ultimate wall gallery! Seriously, can you fit anymore fabulous trends into one space? We love this mirror decorating idea!
As Kitchen Ready Art
Extend your kitchen’s style with a mirror that reflects it! Whether your style is farmhouse, retro vintage, or city chic, you can find a mirror to match. @houseofnichols extended the appearance of cabinets with a Jillian Cabinet Mirror, which she decorated with a boxwood wreath and HOME sentiment art!
To Give an Elegant Welcome
What do you do with a wall that’s strangely shaped? Hang a mirror! @chestnutdesign123 created a beautifully elegant entryway with a simple silver mirror and coordinating white, silver, and glass accessories.
To Define a Mini-Makeup Space
If you share a bathroom, create a mini-makeup/dressing space in your bedroom like @deniquez_18 to give yourself more time and space to primp! She positioned her mirror facing a natural light source too, which is great for amplifying sunlight and warmth.
To Join Two Rooms
And the distressed window arch mirror makes another appearance! Hang a mirror on a wall that joins two spaces, like @lizzlefoshizzle1 did in-between her dining room, hallway, and staircase. She turned what could’ve been an awkward wall into a wall that captures and defines her cool coastal style.
Do you have any mirror decorating ideas to add? Let us know which one is your favorite in a comment below and keep using #mykirklands to share your inspirational ideas with us!