Mirrors are a great way to open up a space, using reflections to make a room feel larger than it actually is. Not only can mirrors be fun to decorate with, but with a little creativity, they can easily become the show-stopping centerpiece of your home. Here are several ways that you can do amazing things in your home with mirrors—from the simplest uses to the most innovative.
01 of 15
Geometric Statement Piece
When picking mirrors for your favorite room, don't feel confined in your frame choices to round, rectangular or a few curly flourishes around the edges. They're all great approaches that work well in a variety of settings, but don't be afraid to go for something a little bolder. This mirror's large, gold frame shaped in a stunning geometric pattern is so alluring that the reflective surface at the center almost seems like an afterthought.Continue to 2 of 15 below.
02 of 15
Oversized to Open the Space
This massive, ornamentally framed mirror works on so many levels. Not only does it give you all the mirror space you could possibly need, but it also opens up the room beautifully by giving the optical illusion of more space.Continue to 3 of 15 below.
03 of 15
Mirrored Gallery Wall
Mirrors make a wonderful addition to gallery wall displays, especially when they're featured as the central attraction. In this home office, a pair of elegant-looking mirrors are flanked on both sides by wall art. Identical framing brings the look of the whole wall display together while the addition of the round mirror at the top breaks up the shapes adding visual interest.Continue to 4 of 15 below.
04 of 15
The More the Merrier
When it comes to mirrors, the conventional wisdom is one per room. But why stop there? Another way to approach using mirrors in a gallery wall like this one is to create an entire display of mirrors.Continue to 5 of 15 below.
05 of 15
A Hall of Mirrors
This hallway expands on the mirror gallery wall concept to cover an entire entryway. Mirrors are always a good idea in any small space, and using a gallery wall adds an artistic twist to a traditional design adage.Continue to 6 of 15 below.
06 of 15
Function and Fashion
Just about every bathroom has a mirror over the sink, but a mirror wall behind the tub is definitely a unique statement. Combined with a freestanding tub and a chandelier, this antique mirror wall adds a touch of old world charm to this bathroom.Continue to 7 of 15 below.
07 of 15
Mirrors are very functional pieces to have in your home. But it doesn't have to end there. This trio of hanging pendant mirrors makes a beautiful hanging wall statement that is way more fashion than function.Continue to 8 of 15 below.
08 of 15
Create a Motif
This wall-mounted, crystal-shaped mirror is an eye-catching piece all by itself. Pair it with a mirrored credenza and you've got a centerpiece that will set the stage for your entire room.Continue to 9 of 15 below.
09 of 15
Add a Splash of Color
We rarely think of mirrors as helping out with a room's color palette, but with the right frame and a little creativity they can do just that. Painting the frame on a large mirror can make it a big part of the color story in your favorite room. Here, a combination of bright yellow and orange makes a big splash in a modern, eclectic room full of interesting, colorful pieces.Continue to 10 of 15 below.
10 of 15
Mirrors in Unexpected Places
Walls and floors are the perfect places for functional mirrors. But embracing mirrors as a design feature opens up a whole new realm of possibilities. In this home, a doorway mirrored in a metallic sheen gives the space a new layer of character as well as some much-needed warmth.Continue to 11 of 15 below.
11 of 15
The Kitchen Backsplash
A mirrored backsplash is an amazing way to give your kitchen additional bling. Comprised of mirrored tiles arranged in a brick formation, this backsplash is a creative, modern update of an industrial style kitchen.Continue to 12 of 15 below.
12 of 15
Elevate Your Bar Cart
Mirrors aren't just for your walls. There's any number of other places where a surprise mirror can give your decor the extra boost it needs. In this gorgeous bar cart, all it takes is a few strategically placed mirrors to create a classic effect with a luxurious feel.Continue to 13 of 15 below.
13 of 15
This innovative art installation features hexagonal mirrored tiles that start on the wall and travel down to take up part of the floor. Displays like this liven up the room in interesting and unexpected ways while still leaving space for little flourishes, like the missing tiles that give the display that extra touch of character.Continue to 14 of 15 below.
14 of 15
Mirrors on your stairs are likely not for every home, but it's hard to deny that as a standalone concept, it is pretty cool. Try experimenting with mirrors in unexpected spaces as a way to make a decorative statement.Continue to 15 of 15 below.
15 of 15
Of course, at the end of the day, there's absolutely nothing wrong with sticking with the classics. This large, round mirror is a beautiful addition to an understated room with an abundance of style and charm. What makes playing with mirrors so much fun is how versatile they are. No matter how simple or bold you want to be, there's a mirror that sees things the same way.