One of the questions I am always asked is, “How do I make my room appear larger?” or, “What is the best way to brighten up a dark corner?” One of the simplest and most effective ways to create depth in a room is with mirrored surfaces. And the days of mirrors just hanging on the wall is over- mirrors are appearing everywhere this Fall in home design!
Think about mirrors in a whole new way – on armoires and tabletops, furniture legs and case goods. One of the best “tricks of the trade” in using mirrors and mirrored finishes best is to always be aware of what they reflect. Do you have beautiful windows overlooking the ocean or a beautiful garden? Consider putting something reflective opposite it to see that view from all angles. Mirrored tabletops can create beautiful depth when the right tabletop accessories are placed on top, and mirrored legs on furniture can help to show off that fabulous new rug!
Try using different mirror finishes as well. An antique mirror finish on an armoire in a bedroom will create a cozy, old world, romantic feel, whereas a traditional finish may lend a more contemporary feel. Whatever your style, there is sure to be something out there that will be perfectly reflective! Here are a few for inspiration!
The mirrored doors on this wardrobe add depth to the room while fulfilling that need for a full length mirror.
Look how beautiful and romantic that headboard looks through this antiqued mirror armoire!
The sides of this great West Elm table just make that rug pop right off the floor!
And what beautiful side tables Global Views and Horchow have that would be a perfect fit in a small corner that needs a little shine! Love this mirrored lamp from Cyan Design – it will reflect much more light, and brighten up your space.
Currey and Company has so many beautiful options for furniture and accessories with mirrored finishes, these are just a couple of our favorites! Talk about glamourous! That red cushion stool just looks like it came off a movie set!
What do you think? How have you used mirrored finishes to open up your home?