When it comes to decorating your home, you can use a mirror anywhere, anytime. A well-placed mirror can work wonders for a room! It can make the space seem bigger, reflect your personality, and be dressed up or down for the holidays. Check out these six ways you can decorate with mirrors in a minimal amount of time, for maximum impact!
Replace the mirror over your bathroom sink
Your vanity sink and mirror are the two most important design aspects of your bathroom. Many bathrooms come pre-fitted with a large, wall-encompassing frameless mirror. These single-sheet mirrors are in no way a style no-no, but they often lack the charm of a smaller framed mirror, which acts as a piece of artwork too. When shopping for a mirror for your bathroom, measure the vanity to make sure that there is 2-4 inches of space between the mirror and vanity; any less and you’ll get a boxy effect.
Use a large leaning mirror in your living room or bedroom
Even though your mirror comes ready to mount on the wall, you don’t have to mount it anywhere! You can set it atop a dresser and lean it against the wall, or set it on the floor and lean it against the wall. Doing so leaves you tons of flexibility to the mirror around your house, but also saves you from having to put a hole in your wall!
Hang a mirror over your bathroom or bedroom door
Hanging your mirror over a door or even attaching it to your door is a tried and true space-saver. This method isn’t just for college kids anymore! With so many quality, upscale options for over-the-door mirrors, you can save space and stay stylish at the same time. Over-the-door jewelry armoires are a great option for keeping your jewelry organized and your bathroom counter and bedside table clear of clutter!
Decorate your entryway with functional art
Make a show-stopping statement in your entryway, where first impressions count! Hanging a smaller, more decorative mirror in your foyer or entryway will catch your visitors’ attention and give you a much-needed primping pit stop on your way out the door.
Lean or hang a mirror over your living room mantle
Resting a mirror on your mantle will give your room some height and will reflect your fabulous décor. On either side, add accents at different heights to create visual interest. Stack candle holders, vases, and picture frames on books to achieve this look.
Hang mirrors in multiples to create an art statement
Displaying mirrors in multiples gives depth, intimacy, and variety to room. Use just one for a classic, clean look. Combine mirrors of multiple sizes for an eclectic, edgy look. Whether it’s a combination of wall cubes and shelves, mirrors and photographs, or prints and paintings, a wall collage is the hottest way to express exactly what makes you, you.
Take a look around your home or apartment. Where do you see yourself using mirrors? Let us know how you’re using mirrors in a new way by tagging @Kirklands on Instagram! (You just might be featured in next month’s Instagram favorites!)