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As we take a look at this year’s interior decorating trends and which ones we tried in our homes, we have the opportunity to be honest with ourselves about what worked and what definitely did not. While many things were better in theory (for example, that bright white rug in the living room), others were real winners in the way of elegance and functionality. Once of our favorite furniture pieces of the year: mirrors.
Adding a mirror to your home can be beneficial for several reasons, not all of them including vanity. Mirrors can add light to any room and create the illusion a space is bigger than it actually is. They’re also a dream for anyone who wants to add a bit of flare to a room without going the traditional route with a statement painting.
Classic wall mirror
The classic wall mirror will never go out of style. Try putting a statement like this in your entryway for last minute looks before leaving the house or set it up as wall art in the living room.
Here are some of our favorite classic wall mirrors that will withstand the test of time:
Try using your accent mirrors to play into the undertones of your room and other furniture. Image: Ballard Designs
A little less dramatic than a statement mirror, the accent mirror is a great way to add some interest to your home’s walls. The best thing about an accent mirror is that it can stand well on its own, but also plays well with others. Try using it to spruce up a bare wall or mix it in with your gallery wall.
Here are some of our favorite accent mirrors to mix and match in with your home’s décor:
His and hers sinks never had it so good with mirrors like these. Image: Wolveridge Architects
Chic double bathroom mirrors
Revamping your bathroom does not have to be difficult. Equipping your restroom can be done in quick and easy steps as you install side-by-side mirrors above your sink. This can create the illusion of a larger sink and counter space as well as adding an alluring look to your walls.
Here are some of our favorite twin mirrors for your double vanities:
This gridded mirror makes a statement and opens up the walls. Image: Blakes London
Tiled statement mirror
Beautiful and geometrically pleasing, this tiled statement mirror adds a pop of brightness to the room without clashing with any of the other color schemes or textures in the room. We love this look for either an entryway or sitting area, where it can provide extra light as it reflects from the windows.
Almost as good as adding a window to your room, these links really help to bring in light to your space:
A mirror like this replaces the need for art on the walls as it plays off of the other metal tones in the furniture accessories. Image: HGTV
Elegant faceted mirror
The crown jewel of any room, a faceted mirror adds all the glamour you might not have known you needed in your dressing area or bathroom. The cuts of a mirror like this create a sophisticated look while it also helps reflect light every which way.
These mirrors look like chiseled jewels adorning your wall:
An antiqued mirrored wall creates new levels of elegance for white walls. Image: Studio William Hefner
Grand mirror wall
Investing in a large mirror for the wall of your dining or living area has the potential to transform your room. One of the biggest benefits of having a grand mirror wall is the lighting opportunities it brings.
Not only does a large mirror like this reflect the natural light that streams in from your windows, but it plays nicely with candlelight and lamp light. Aside from the lighting perks, a large mirror plays into your color schemes in a pleasing way.
The crisp white shirt of mirrors: This classic round mirror is versatile, goes with any color scheme or style preference and does it all effortlessly. Image: Urban Outfitters
Everyone’s favorite round mirror
The popular round, copper-rimmed mirror. I have seen this in countless friends’ homes in their entryways, living rooms, even their dining areas. This style of mirror is so popular because it works on so many levels. Whether …read more