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Whether you are planning a renovation or you are in the process of decorating your home, there are many interesting and beautiful mirror ideas to inspire your home’s new look. Besides the bathroom vanity mirror you use every morning, many mirrors are used for decorative purposes. From wall mirror art to mirrored backsplashes in the kitchen, mirrors have become a familiar part of home décor. Modern mirror styles are increasingly creative and unique, partly because of new technologies and partly because homeowners are looking for something distinctive.
Take a moment to look at some of the mirror ideas that we have gathered and hopefully it will provide some inspiration.
Want a well-designed bathroom that simultaneously looks trendy and glossy? The bathroom design created by Sebring Design Build is amazing. I love this large striking mirror these homeowners chose over their bathroom vanity!
The center table’s new mirror design looks great and contemporary at the same time. The grace and beauty of this design by Optimal Design are palpable. Beautiful entryway mirror; large frame!
Do you desire a bathroom design that is both roomy and contemporary? The Pacific Peninsula Group’s bathroom design is very sleek and light. The large mirror looks fantastic. No lack of mirror space here!
The Accidental Decorator’s bathroom design has a very classic and refined aesthetic. Solid brass creates a geometric method for Jonathan Alder’s puzzle mirror—an attractive center of attention in this bathroom.
Are you interested in adding a stunning square gallery to your dining room? This dining room design by Re-Style Interiors will make everything look extremely contemporary and distinctive. This dining room features a lovely square accent mirror gallery.
Everyone will agree that the main colors in modern bathroom decor are white, gray, and black. This bathroom design by Mim Design is excellent. What a great functional trifold mirror in this contemporary bathroom.
This living room by Amy Hill Designs looks incredibly airy and cozy. The large mirror mounted on the walls is fantastic. Four mirrors were used in this Southampton beach house to beautiful accent this living area.
Want a bright, opulent bathroom design for your home? The mirror looks fantastic with the gold highlights. Warm lights are present. This design by Sebring Design Build is amazing. Very Luxe–I love how there are two areas for morning prep!
Decorating with Mirrors
There are many places around your home you can add a mirror. An obvious place is the living area. A large wall mirror with a detailed frame can be just as elegant as an elaborate painting.
Other places include the hallway (along the wall or at the end), the bedroom, along the stairway and the entryway. You can even install a mirror outside on the porch or on a wall adjacent to the garden. The latter is an especially good idea for those with small gardens. The mirror creates a perception that the flowers have spread further than they actually have.
Whatever locations you choose, the secret to decorating with mirrors is positioning and knowing how to mix and match. Make sure the mirror properly captures any light coming in. After all, the beauty of a mirror is coaxed out by light. If there is too little or no natural light hitting the mirror add your own light fixtures. An overhead or wall light directed towards the mirror will create a beautiful effect.
In larger areas such as the living room, hang several mirrors with varying shapes and sizes. Just make sure the mirrors are complementing each other and not competing for attention. For instance, you can have several round mirrors with different sizes. Each can have its own slightly different frame that blends well with the rest.
A mirror combo usually works best when all the pieces are hang on a single wall. This creates a sort of a gallery that becomes the focal area of the room. Try to choose a wall that is directly opposite the windows. This allows the mirrors to reflect more light around and create an even more dazzling style.
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Do you desire a modern, spotless bathroom with a welcoming atmosphere? Sebring Design Build created this amazing bathroom design. A magnificent mirror above their sink is always a good idea!
Do you want a straightforward yet modern kitchen design for your home? This one has a very modern and tidy appearance. Sebring Design Build installed a great huge accent mirror on the wall of this basement kitchenette.
You can also set up clever interplay between mirrors and other objects around the house. For example, a large mirror that reflects an art piece opposite it. Or a mirror positioned to reflect the view outside into the house. Or one of those cool mirror TVs where the TV transforms into a mirror when switched off. For maximum effect, get a framed mirror TV.
With decorative wall mirrors, the framing plays an even bigger role in the overall design. As much as you may want different frame styles for different mirrors, stay within a specific theme. Don’t have one mirror with an industrial-style wrought metal frame and another country-style one with a wooden trim. Even for mirrors setup in different rooms, try to work within one theme.
Mirror tiles are becoming increasingly popular. They make for stunning backsplashes (especially when combined with lighting) and are easy to maintain. Mirror tiles are also a common in other areas such as the bathroom. For pizzazz, go for mirror mosaic tiles. These come in a wide variety of patterns that will glam up any room they are used in. You can even create a full accent wall using just mirror mosaic tiles.
Do you desire to experience the feel of a hotel shower and powder room? This one is both pricey and dazzling. I adore the vanity’s central full-length mirror. This space by 2id Interiors is very lovely.
Bathroom Mirror Ideas
Bathroom mirrors deliver both functionality and aesthetics.
Make sure that the primary bathroom mirror that is usually placed above the sink, is at the right height. Generally, the mirror should be tall enough that the tallest person in the house can easily see their image and low enough that the shortest person can also clearly see themselves. You can also install a full length mirror next to the sink where you can easily see your full image.
Everyone would concur that this bathroom design, which has an expensive and trendy theme, is excellent. What a beautiful creation by Sebring Design Build. Three mirrors hang over this vanity in the stunning bathroom, not just one.
This master bath design is the epitome of elegance. It may pass for a motel stall, for all anyone knows. Sebring Design Build did an excellent job on this bathroom. What a difference a few curves can make! Classy!
There are plenty of vanity mirror ideas to borrow from. For instance, you can avoid the traditional rectangular mirrors and get a round vanity mirror installed. If you feel like round is still too traditional, there are many other shapes–heart, wavy, oval and diamond.
One other popular way to add the “cool factor” is to add lighting around the mirror. LED strip lights can turn your mirror into a beautiful focal point around which the rest of the bathroom decor flows. Did you know you can also buy bathroom mirrors that are already fitted with lights?
In addition to the mirror itself, the frame is also a big part of the overall style. Using the framing alone, you can change the look of a vanity mirror. The most common strategy is to add a painted wood trim. A wide white frame gives your mirror a farmhouse or traditional look, black contrasts well with a neutral bathroom décor, bright colors like green and yellow have a warm mid-century feel while softer colors like silver and gray give your mirror a modern style.
One final tip to keep in mind when it comes to bathroom mirrors: bigger is usually better. Big mirrors fill up a space without stifling it. If anything, they add light, airiness and depth.
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Want to create a stylish home that simultaneously looks vintage and classic? This one, especially with the mirror, simultaneously seems elegant and intricate. This custom basement by Sebring Design Build has a fantastic feature.
MODERN & SLEEK
Everyone will concur that adding lights to a mirror will increase its value and make it more intriguing. Excellent work, Sebring Design Build. These homeowners chose this gorgeous-lit mirror for their contemporary bathroom.
Do you desire a fantastic bathroom layout with a spacious and contemporary feel? This space seems quite recent, thanks to the black furniture. This bathroom by Sebring Design Build is so cozy and modern—a beautiful vanity area.
Having a one-of-a-kind bar in your home is always a pleasant luxury. Sebring Design Build designed this bar, and it is the epitome of sophistication and rustic charm. A mirror or two should be used in and around the bar!
1. Decide on the Thickness
When buying a mirror, one of the features to check is the thickness. The thicker the mirror, the more expensive it will be.
The thinnest mirrors measure around 2.5mm to 3mm in thickness. Small bathroom and dresser mirrors are often this thin. For bigger vanity and decorative mirrors, the average thickness is between 4mm and 6mm. For much larger decorative mirrors, the glass can be as thick as 9mm. For projects such as a kitchen backsplash or a mirror accent wall, talk with your contractor to figure out the best thickness. For smaller projects, the average 4mm-6mm thickness is good enough.
Also consider the thickness of the framing. Thin frames tend to have a sleek modern look and are better for expanding a room visually. Thicker and wider frames on the other hand cast a homely country feel.
2. Use Mirrors to make the Room Feel Larger
If you have a room that feels small and stuffy, mirrors will come to your rescue. Put one large one on the wall or hang two big ones on opposite walls. The mirrors create the perception of depth and expansiveness. If you have a window in the room, put the mirror opposite it. By reflecting the light coming in, it will create an airier and lighter space.
3. You Don’t Have to Hang it
Yes, you don’t have to hang a mirror. One alternative is to place a full-size framed mirror on the floor and let it lean against the wall. This is especially ideal for bedrooms. Place the mirror at the end of the bed or beside it. You can also position it opposite a piece of art you want reflected back at you.
4. More Mirrors for a Bigger Space
If you have an expansive living room, hang more mirrors to match. They can even be identical, hang in symmetry across the wall. Make sure the mirrors align with something in the room such as the sofa, a dining table or the windows on the opposite wall.
For smaller spaces, be careful not to overwhelm the room with too many or excessively large mirrors. It might fill more like funhouse than a home.
5. Don’t be Afraid to be Unique
Some of the mirror ideas are out of this world–they include unusually shaped mirrors and intricate designs that seem straight out of an engineering workshop. So don’t be afraid to go for the unusual. If it captures your heart and personality unlike anything else you have seen, go for it. If anything, it will provide a conversation starter for guests.
So remember, mirrors are an easy and inexpensive way to add some style to a space.
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