MMDH: Design Tips for Mirrors


Mirrors are one of those interior accessories that can add a lot to a space.  My thought is that the key to a good mirror selection has a lot to do with scale.  The way a mirror relates to its surroundings has so much to do with it's size. Check out my 5 tips for using mirrors below:

1. use an oversized mirror to make a room feel larger

In our powder room renovation, we used an oversized mirror to make the room feel larger.  The mirror in that space speaks for itself with an ornate profile that I spray painted lime green against baby seal black wall paint.  

2. add some variety

In our family room gallery wall, we have a small beveled mirror of my gram's.  That simple variation of framed material adds so much to the overall aesthetic of the eclectic mix. 


3. paint it!

I found a round moulding framed mirror for our guest bedroom that was the perfect scale to go above the small vintage dresser that we inherited from the previous owner of our house.  It happened to be bubble gum pink when I spotted it at HomeGoods, but the profile and size was too good to pass up, so I spray painted it a poppy red when I got it home. 


4. add interest to a simple space

A foyer or a mudroom are ideal locations for a large mirror to check yourself out in before leaving the house!  A unique shape or detail can add a lot of interest to an otherwise simple space.  

5. instantly custom

I love hanging unique mirrors above a double vanity in a hall bath, as they can instantly make a space feel customized and thought through, as opposed to building standard.  


Check out my Pinterest boards for more mirror inspo!


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