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How-To: Opening Up a Room With Mirrors

If, like me, you live in a home that has fairly small rooms, you're always looking for ways to make the space seem more expansive. An easy way to affect a small but significant change is by decorating with wall mirrors. Wall mirrors are often quite inexpensive, and their careful placement can definitely open up a room.

Here are a few hints for decorating with wall mirrors:

  • Try hanging a series of smaller mirrors in a narrow foyer to make it seem less cramped.
  • If your living room lacks a focal point, an antique mirror in a central location will bring a sense of balance to the room.
  • If you have a problem room in your house that's deficient in natural light, mirrors can brighten up the room.
  • Instead of a headboard, try placing a mirror above your bed.
  • Several vintage beveled-edge mirrors would look stunning over a vanity, and would also expand the space around this piece of furniture.

How have you opened up a room with wall mirrors?


beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
i like the ones from world market and think they'd work well in my place.
emalove emalove 9 years
Love the way that room looks!
mo_ri_ah mo_ri_ah 9 years
IKEA has some really cute mirrors at really good prices.. I noticed that last time I was there.
auroraforever auroraforever 9 years
I have the opposite problem, the house I bought and am working on, has an entire wall covered from floor to ceiling in mirrors. I'd love some advice on getting them down and how to repair the wall once they are gone. Anyone have a similar problem?
RosaDilia RosaDilia 9 years
Yard and garage sales are great places to find inexpensive and beautiful mirrors.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I love the 4 piece mosaic one.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I did the mirror above the bed in my last place and it looked totally wicked :) In our new place, though, we got a HUGE bedroom so I don't need it :)
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