Posted on 3rd Jan 2012 @ 5:33 PM
Mirrors are a hot trend this year, but they’re also extremely neutral home accessories, making them easy to blend seamlessly into existing home decor. Mirrors are one trend that doesn’t seem to go away, but rather manifests itself in new ways over the years.
Blending new accessories with existing home decor is an important part of interior design and this guide will help you get started on choosing the right mirror for every room in your home.
Create a decorative lattice work for over the top of your mirror. Whether it’s an oval mirror or a square mirror, you can easily create a pattern for over top. Plus, you can paint it any number of colors and design any pattern you want so that it seamlessly matches the room’s decor. This idea is great for bedrooms, living rooms and guest rooms.
Mirrors that are grouped together work for both small and large spaces. For example, four small square mirrors, around 10 inches in size, create the illusion of a larger piece of wall art when hung together. This style works well with traditional, contemporary and modern styles of decor. Grouped mirrors work well in every room of the home from the bedroom to the living room, into the dining room and even the kitchen.
The Leaning Floor Mirror
Leaning floor mirrors are extremely trendy, but they’re also extremely versatile. In the bedroom, a large floor mirror is great for checking your appearance before heading out. It can also be placed in the foyer for that same purpose. In the living room, it can be used to bring in more natural light, which can help highlight other home accessories and decor in the space.
Lastly, certain areas of your home are best left neutral. The guest bedroom is a perfect example of this. When choosing mirrors for the guest room, opt for simple shapes such as an oval mirror or a circular mirror. Choose a shape that reflects your style of home. Remember, you want the space to be comfortable for your guests. Choose something simple and elegant.
These are just a few tips to help you get started on choosing mirrors for the rooms in your home. Remember, rules are meant to be broken so go with your gut feeling on what works best in each space of your home.
Looking for more ideas how mirrors can reflect open space and make a design statement? Check out our great selection of wall mirrors.