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The Benefits of Using Mirrors in Home Decor

A good mirror is a staple accessory that has the power to transform a room. The reflective surface creates the illusion of a larger space, which benefits compact rooms. Using mirrors is one of the tricks interior designers use to make a room look more airy and spacious. Want to make a decorative mirror work for your interior style? Let’s learn how!

Makes a statement 

A stylish mirror is an underestimated decor accessory that can make a big statement. An oversized mirror grabs attention in your living room, becoming the main focal point. A unique design or a bold frame contributes to an outstanding design that brings visual interest. And a mirror gallery wall creates a gorgeous accent in a living room or a home office.

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Creates the illusion of a larger space

Designers love mirrors because they make the space look visually larger. A floor-to-ceiling mirror makes a small bedroom appear more spacious. In addition, it adds visual volume to a narrow entryway.

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Lightens the room

The reflective surfaces emphasize any natural light, dispersing it through the space. A strategically placed mirror will maximize the natural light if your home looks dull and cramped.

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Adds texture

A mirror not only brings playfulness with its shape but also adds texture. Mixing different finishes is a secret trick designers often use to achieve a fine balance. The shiny surface contrasts with any rough and unfinished natural textures, which adds that designer’s look to the room. We can envision a glossy mirror over a solid wood console table complemented with a wicker basket.

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Versatile wall decor

A mirror can fit into various styles and color schemes. Designers look at the shape, size, and frame to find a mirror that works for a specific interior style.

A mirrored wall is a refined feature that brings sophistication to modern farmhouse homes, while an ornate frame adds nostalgia to a traditional style. And let’s not forget how a unique mirror with a wooden frame complements a stylish living room.

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Anchor your decorative vignette

Do you feel like your mantel is missing something? If the shelf above your fireplace looks empty even though you put effort into curating a decorative vignette, try to connect the accessories with an arched mirror. It sets the perfect background for layering other items like candlesticks and books.

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Emphasize accent objects 

A mirror can highlight a decorative object and put it in the spotlight. Whether it’s fine artwork or antique furniture, a mirror shows its beauty and unique features. Try displaying some statement items in front of your mirror. 

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Kristina Shestakova

Kristina is a home decor enthusiast that loves to share practical tips. With more than 5 years in the interior design content writing niche, she has lots to share. She is obsessed with Pinterest, looking for the most creative ideas for your inspiration. Hopefully, this will motivate you to create the home you always wanted.

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