Using Decorative Mirrors as a Design Element

Using Decorative Mirrors as a Design Element

If you have chosen to use decorative mirrors as a design element in your space, then it is important to keep in mind a few details before you choose the mirrors and their placement in the room.

Do Not’s

Do not use decorative mirrors simply to cover up empty wall space within the home. Instead, make sure the mirrors are being strategically placed so they can reflect something that is actually worth looking at. You don’t want your mirrors reflecting items in the room that are not particularly appealing or noteworthy, such as clutter or furniture you don’t really like.

Don’t place too many mirrors around the home. Keep in mind that mirrors require maintenance, such as regular cleanings. If you do not have the time to dedicate to cleaning all the mirrors, then it is counterproductive to include that many into the design and style of the home.


Do use larger mirrors in smaller spaces. A larger mirror can help give the room a feeling of depth and space, and the reflection makes the eye think that the room is actually bigger than it really is. Using mirrors in hallways and in staircases can achieve the same as the smaller rooms by making the spaces seem wider and more spacious than they actually are.

Do make your decorative mirror the focal point of the room. The mirror can act as that one bold statement piece in the room that catches the eye when you walk into the room.

Decorative mirrors can go a long way in expressing your style and personality while also improving the flow and design of your home. Just remember to strategically place the mirrors to add depth and character to the space, and try to avoid reflecting any clutter or busy rooms.

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