Mirrors are truly magic and can really enhance your home when done correctly. They are relatively inexpensive and create a lot of bang for the buck.
1. The paneling in this room was inset with mirrors for a very architectural element and they help reflect light around the room. The wall was actually divided into equal sections and the identical mirrors were centered and trimmed with molding. It would be a nice week-end project and would make a huge difference in any room. Via
2. Here is another way to install a series of mirrors on a wall. I like that they are overscaled with oversized frames too. Via
3. This beautiful dining room sports a large curved top mirror with elaborate molding to complete the wall between two windows. It almost makes the wall disappear and reflects a matching window and mirror wall on the opposite wall. Via
4. This large wall of mirrors makes the fireplace seem like it's floating in the room. Such a big expanse of mirror also makes the room look much larger than it really is.
5. Of course if you have a lot of mirrors you can arrange a grouping of beautifully framed mirrors to create a collage in a hall, a staircase or on a focal wall. Via
When deciding how to use mirrors, remember to see what the reflection will be (you don't want to reflect an ugly exterior view or a toilet, for instance).
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Well, actually mirrors are on the walls, furniture, and much more these days. They can be used to create moods, add sparkle and alter perspectives in a room.
Here a pair of old doors were fitted with mirrors and leaned up against the wall to mimic French Doors.
or Contemporary mirror
Mirrors can be used outside too - it's best to use acrylic mirrors when they are exposed outdoors.
A full wall mirror visually expands a room. In this case the wall of mirror behind the left half of sectional makes the room appear much longer and brighter.
Here a traditional mirrored floor screen is antiqued and softly fills an empty corner.
This is a more contemporary version of a mirrored floor screen.
Different sized and shaped mirrors can be hung to create an interesting wall arrangement.
This functional mirror in a closet brightens the space.
A mirrored back wall behind glass shelves makes for dramatic displays, especially if lit. This treatment also works great for bars.
Here is an example of a floor mirror which happens to also have a mirrored frame. The large size of these mirrors makes them quite dramatic. Be sure to securely fasten them to the wall, even if they look like they are casually resting against it.
Here a foyer is enhanced by using wall to wall mirror behind an exquisite and dramatic table.
This entry used beveled mirror tiles installed on a diagonal which catch and reflect more light.
Furniture can be found in all styles with mirrored surfaces - just the top or the entire piece.
Today mirrors can be found in art ..............
..............and even shoes!
So set your imagination free and try using mirrors in a new way!
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