Ceiling Mirrors for Bedrooms

Create a look of glamour and elegance in your bedroom with ceiling mirrors.



By: Gina Hannah

Thinking about putting a mirror on your bedroom ceiling? Designers give ceiling mirrors mixed reviews; many advise against them unless you want your bedroom to look like a honeymoon suite. However, depending on your decorating style, there are ways to install mirrors on your ceiling that can add a touch of glamour and elegance.

Stunning Ceiling Design

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Sophisticated Coffered Ceiling

Make a statement with a grand coffered ceiling. This design incorporates recessed lighting within the grid for an elegant ambiance. Photo courtesy of CEDIA

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Bold Use of Color

For a midcentury modern style, don't be afraid to play with color. A cheerful burst of yellow brightens this living room design and white beams appropriately break up the bold hue.

Floor-to-Ceiling Design

Instead of using wood on the floor, this master bedroom flips the design. When applying wood to your ceiling consider a unique pattern to add interest.

Arched Approach

Consider an arched ceiling to create architectural appeal. Black detail is a stylish solution that adds distinction and complexity. Photo courtesy of Design Tec

Panels and Beams

If you can't decide on paneling or beams for your ceiling then use them both. This ceiling design adds rustic texture and welcoming warmth to a formal family room. Keep in mind that darker ceilings work better in larger rooms.

Fifth-Wall Patterns

An easy way to transform the look of a room is to apply fun patterns on your ceiling. This bathroom uses yellow to break up the tile design and ceiling pattern.

Italian-Inspired Design

This intimate space highlights a low, cove-vaulted brick ceiling, while celebrating luxury living. Inspired by the Tuscan countryside, Designer Troy Beasley uses rich textures and dramatic wrought iron to deliver natural warmth in the heart of this home.

The mirrors open up spaces and reflect light, and your bedroom will look brighter from whatever natural or artificial light it has. Mirrored ceilings can also add a touch of glamour to a bedroom, and they work well with a contemporary or art deco style. A chandelier or beautiful pendant lamp hanging from a mirrored ceiling adds a touch of elegance.

Installing mirror tiles cut to fit between beams of a coffered ceiling can add a traditional vibe or look and can help balance the look of the glass so that the mirrors are not so obvious. If your bedroom has a tray ceiling, you could mimic the molding of the ceiling in the frame surrounding a hanging mirror.

One major concern about ceiling mirrors in the bedroom is safety. Mirrors can be heavy, and no one wants the risk being injured while having a mirror fall on them while they are in bed. Consider hiring an experienced contractor or, if you want to do the project yourself, choose a lighter-weight mirror. Consider using mirrors made specifically for hanging from the ceiling. These specialty mirrors are made from lighter-weight materials and are hung via a special mounting system.

Many homeowners turn to adhesive mirror tiles, which are available in a range of sizes and shapes, from stars to flower petals to geometric shapes. You could create the look of a single solid mirror, or go with smaller shapes for a unique design of your own. A collection of small mirrored tiles of different colors set in a mosaic style can create an exotic and elegant look. Some homeowners choose acrylic mirror tiles, which have a lighter weight than glass and are shatterproof. Acrylic can be cut to fit and is scratch resistant. Be careful, however, not to allow the tiles to warp upon installation, or you will end up with a cheap fun-house mirror look.

Ceiling mirrors can also work well in a master bathroom, whether you choose adhesive ceiling tiles or hang a framed mirror. You can coordinate the mirror's frame to complement the bathroom's fixtures and other accessories.

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