Time to Reflect
What's the trick to transforming a room from ho-hum to dazzling? It's all in the mirrors. Check out these five tips for decorating with mirrors, plus our 15 favorite designs.
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- Do a reflection check. Mirrors are great almost anywhere — except if they reflect a not-so-pretty sight, such as your overflowing garbage can or laundry basket. Make sure you’re placing your mirrors where they work for you, not against you.
- Don’t hang your mirror too high. Like artwork, mirrors should be hung at eye level — unless you’re covering an entire wall with mirrors, in which case go crazy.
- You don’t have to be matchy-matchy. Really. The bathroom mirror does not have to match your cabinetry. The mirror in the foyer can be a different style from its adjacent chair. Use the addition of the mirror as another way to say something about your personal style or add an eclectic design element, fresh shape or interesting color.
- Think of novel ways that you can add reflection to your home. Try mirrored glazing balls in the garden or as part of a vignette on a coffee table. Mirrored furniture is all the rage right now; you can buy it old, buy it new or make your own.
- According to designer Rosemary Sadez Friedman, a bronze tint on a mirror makes you look younger and healthier. Now that is worth looking into!
Wendell Storm was onto something when he designed this pop-art mirror screenprinted with the image of Twiggy. After all, who wouldn’t want to gaze into a mirror and see the face of a supermodel staring back?