STYLE & INSPIRATION
Mirrors are so much more than just a way of checking your reflection. They’re also a great complementary piece that will help create the illusion of more space in your home.
Choosing the right mirror for your home can also maximise a room’s lighting, make a bold statement and even hide imperfections. Feeling inspired? Read all about how you can add mirrors to your home’s interior décor.Mirror shapes and sizesMirrors come in all shapes and sizes, from floor-length and rectangular to small and round. Large, rectangular mirrors look great in the bedroom next to your wardrobe or as a dramatic centre piece in your living room. Meanwhile, round mirrors and square mirrors are ideal for hanging above your bathroom sink, on the walls in the dining area or in hallways to create the illusion of more space.
Styling mirrors in different spacesEach room in your house creates a different ambience, so it’s important to make sure your newmirror fits nicely with this. Here’s how you can style your mirror in each living space:
Living room mirror styles and ideasYour living room is the centre point of entertaining guests, so make sure it’s looking its best with the right mirror. Why not add space and character to your living room with a large feature mirror? Choose a square or rectangular piece to hang from the wall, or opt for a contemporary design like our hexagon and diamond mirrors.If you’re hanging your mirror over a mantelpiece, choose one of our over mantel designs to instantly elevate and add character to your room.
Bedroom mirror styles and ideasSince most people have a wardrobe in their bedroom, this room is the space that you’re most likely to get ready in. For matters of convenience, a large, floor standing mirror is handy to have close by to your wardrobe.If you have a dressing table, add a dressing table mirror to make getting ready even easier. Magnifying mirrors are particularly handy for when you’re putting your makeup on.
Hallway mirror styles and ideasHallways are usually lacking in space, so it’s best to choose a wall mounted mirror to keep things looking bright and airy. Different shapes and designs work well in this area, so don’t be afraid to get creative and show some personality!If your hallway has a little extra space, you may want to add a full-length mirror so you can give your outfit one last check-over before leaving the house.
Bathroom mirror styles and ideasAside from the bedroom, the bathroom is one of the main rooms for grooming and beauty regimes, so a mirror is essential. Circle mirrors are a popular choice for bathrooms. Hang one above the sink to use while shaving, or simply to glance in as you’re washing your hands.If you want to be precise, illuminated mirrors will help make sure you don’t miss out on any detail!
How to use mirrors to elevate your spaceInvest in some mirrored furniture, accessories and artworkMirrors aren’t the only way you can make a small space look bigger. Mirrored furniture, accessories and artwork can also help to create the illusion of space, as well as giving your home a more contemporary feel.Mirrored wardrobes, chests, bedside tables and dressers make a great addition to the bedroom, while mirrored side tables work well in any room in the house.
Pay attention to the placement of your mirrorsThe placement of your mirror has a big effect on the overall look of your room. To create as much space and light as possible, place your mirror adjacent to the window so that it reflects the light from outside into the room. If you’re hanging a mirror, avoid putting it directly over a sofa or bed in case it falls, and make sure free-standing mirrors are away from doorways and other pieces of furniture they can get caught on.Our guide to styling mirrors should have left you feeling inspired to brighten up your home. Take a look at our full mirror collection, or discover purse-friendly interior décor tips with these budget-friendly home update ideas.
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