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Modern Mirror Display Ideas

Ready to reflect on the chic power of mirrors? The mirrors in today’s post are sleek, clean-lined and super affordable. If you’re looking for an easy way to add modern flair to your interior, consider purchasing a geometric mirror for a few dollars, then creatively displaying it. Because it’s the styling that makes all the difference! Taking my cue from the recent revival of still life photography, I snapped a few pics of my favorite mirrors, with an emphasis on the art of display. Here are three ideas to help you make the most of your mirrors:

Tropical Reflections

Modern still life photography often features tropical leaves, such as palm and Monstera. Below we see a lush Monstera leaf reflected in a small round mirror. The mirror is a thrift store find–it cost me all of $2!

Next we see the LOTS mirror from IKEA, which is sold in a pack of 4 for around $9. I use these mirrors all over my house–under vases and leaning against the back of bookshelves. Even the green and white fall gourd on my dining room table is resting on one of these mirrors! But my favorite way to celebrate the mirror’s simple yet bold shape is to position it near tropical greenery (for example, under a vase holding a palm leaf).

There’s nothing like the reflection of a palm leaf in a geometric mirror! Try placing tropical greenery near your mirrors at home. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the upscale breezy vibe created by this modern pairing.

Suspended by a Neon Cord

Ready for a little DIY project? This next mirror display strategy is from MyDubio (inspired by Llot Lov’s Hank mirror hanger). I used neon paracord in my crafting endeavor! The idea: to create a hanging geometric mirror with the simple addition of cording or rope.

Start by cutting your cord into one long strip, and then tie the ends together in a knot. It’s as if you’re creating one very long necklace!

Next you’ll surround your mirror with the cord by creating a loop with the string, then pulling the knotted end through the loop and tightening it to make sure it securely fits around the mirror:

Gently position the paracord so it forms a triangle over the front of the mirror. Below you can see the modern design that results:

Here comes the fun part: hang your mirror on the wall and enjoy the vibrant contemporary statement that it makes. For a little extra credit, see to it that your mirror reflects something tranquil on its surface, such as bedding, a vibrant wall color, or (of course) tropical greenery! For more details on this project, head on over to MyDubio.

Geo Accents

Today’s last mirror display idea is another easy DIY project that requires nothing more than a foam sheet, some scissors and tape (or glue). It’s all about adding color and dimension to your mirror with colorful craft foam. Start by tracing the shape of your mirror onto the foam sheet. Cut out the shape, and then cut it in half (or in thirds). The choice is yours!

Now secure your foam cutout to your mirror. I used a few pieces of tape (thinly rolled), but feel free to use glue if you want the results to be more permanent. I love changing up my designs, so tape is perfect in my book!

For a retro-modern look, try displaying your mirror with other geometric pieces, such as small marble tiles. Set your vignette down flat on a tabletop, or lean it against the wall from a surface top for a standing display.

Whether you use tropical leaves to your advantage, craft a hanging mirror using neon cording or embellish your mirror with foam sheeting, have fun taking design risks and making a bold statement. When the mirrors are this affordable, you have nothing to lose! The sky is the limit…

Kate Simmons

Kate Simmons is a freelance writer and design blogger with a love of all things decor. She spent her childhood writing stories and working on interior design-themed DIY projects. Kate’s published writing reflects her special interest in how design has changed through the decades. Her blog Mirror80 ( http://mirror80.com/) explores the fashion and [...]

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