KARYN R MILLET, Karyn Millet
Ah, the power of powerful mirror placement. Not only do mirrors brighten up an entire room by bouncing light and reflecting your beautiful sunshine in the space, but they also fill in awkward corners and enliven dull walls. And just like art and lighting, these decorative objects can work as architectural statements or subtle accents. The mirror decorating possibilities are truly endless. Arguably, mirrors are the greatest household invention (behind almighty toilets). So whether you want to spruce up your walls, double-check an outfit, or do some makeup, bounce light, and/or make a space look bigger than it is, these 25 mirror decorating ideas from designer rooms will help you achieve your goals.
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A three-dimensional mirror attached to the velvet-covered walls brings an angular touch to the lavish, formal space designed by Alison Pickart.
Designer Dee Murphy added a custom brass shelf between the Hellman range and the hood to perch trinkets and a mirror that makes the room look bigger. We know what you’re thinking: A mirror in the maximum mess area will collect grime. Good news: Murphy has confirmed that it’s not as high maintenance as you might think.
A backlit sculptural mirror above the fireplace in this living room designed by Tamsin Johnson Interiors keeps us on our toes. While a classic mirror may seem expected, this striking piece is anything but.
This brilliant small space solution does a lot while taking up as little floor space as possible. Juan Carretero flanked the bed with two custom ceiling-height cabinets that function as closets, and the niche under the built-in sconce functions as a bedside table. Mirrored exteriors make bulky furniture invisible.
Wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling mirrors with an antique look create intrigue and make the open floor plan look even more open in this New York home designed by Celerie Kemble.
Mirrored tiles maximize light and make you feel like you’re in your own fun little disco ball world. In this kitchen designed by ETC.etera at the Firehouse Hotel in Los Angeles, the mirror tile backsplash contrasts with the casual wicker stools.
A gold-framed mirror affirms just the right amount of timelessness in this small living room by Arent & Pyke. The Art Deco floral rug, geometric cube table, and other fun contemporary and colorful accents steal the show.
The infinity effect works well in a modern, minimalist environment, like this bathroom designed by Kristin Fine.
With a large indoor tree, an antique mirror standing in this bedroom by Heidi Caillier makes perfect use of a corner.
In this master bedroom designed by ETC.etera, the closet is separated by a curtain and separated by a flexible wall raised by mirror panels.
Elizabeth Roberts Architects filled this non-functional fireplace box with plants. Put yours to use with a cluster of pine-scented candles for that flickering flame effect and woodsy scent, then place an organic mirror above the mantle.
Mark D. Sikes kept the historic stained glass window in this powder room and even let it inspire the wallpaper pattern. A small blue medallion is amplified by Katie Ridder’s sky blue wallpaper while all the red paint on the vanity really pops.
A small wall-mounted half-moon table brings old-world opulence to this Patrick McGrath-designed apartment, while vibrant, eclectic artwork and stacked books give it a laid-back vibe. The mirror reflects natural light, and the small surface provides just enough space to support photographs and flowers without protruding too far down the aisle.
The alternation of frames, sizes and shapes makes this experimental wall gallery of mirrors in a bathroom by Cecilia Casagrande both fun and practical.
A custom floating vanity mirrors itself, as does the wall behind it, in this purple and black bedroom designed by Kingston Lafferty Interiors. They flow into each other, opening up the space and providing a surface worktop without cluttering the bedside area.
A floor mirror just in front of the large windows further amplifies the natural sunlight in this minimalist dining room from AP Design House. But it’s not just any old flood mirror! The curved top accents the traditional crown moldings for a whimsical touch.
A frameless mirror blends seamlessly into this floral wallpapered powder room designed by Atelier ND, mirroring the artwork on the back wall. It’s a real jewelry box.
A large industrial mirror casually leans against the wall of this modern Tamsin Johnson-designed living room, reflecting both the green carpeting and black metal detailing, as well as the laid-back beach vibe of the slipcovered seats and prints at the water’s edge.
Tamsin Johnson extended the beautiful custom marble material from the vanity to the backsplash and even framed the double oval mirrors with it. The rich purple veining gives a royally polished impression.
Soft patterned floor tiles and off-white painted walls bring a warm, neutral touch to this glamorous bathroom designed by Meredith McBrearty. The mirror-like material used for the bathtub looks cool, paired with the brass fittings.
A mirrored wall in the sunken living room makes this small entryway with original Kingston Lafferty Design architecture seem much larger. A fun cone-shaped red pendant and pink curved bench bring the rustic arch to life.
Transform your dressing room into a made-to-measure dressing room with a one-way mirror. Add custom shelves for shoes, handbags and other accessories like Heather Hilliard did here.
Instead of mirroring an entire wall, work with a local supplier to customize your mirrored glass to enhance specialty moldings. Here, fitted wardrobes in a bedroom by Tamsin Johnson break up the solid material while the paint color adds a nice contrast.
Monochrome always looks cool and this 2LG Studios bathroom is no exception. They turned the awkward corner into something awesome with a custom vanity and mirror.
An antique mirror reflects light and makes the room feel larger, while the ghost chair keeps cluttered furniture to a minimum for a feeling of openness. Follow designer Lindsey Bond’s lead and cover your floating shelf in leather, then add nailhead trim for a tailored look.
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