Decorating & Arranging Mirrors on Wall

Mirrors are one of the better ways to maximize light in any room.

Mirrors come in a wide range of shapes, sizes and colors.Mirrors come in a wide range of shapes, sizes and colors.
Their reflective surface bounces light into the room, making the space feel larger and brighter. Because they reflect light around the room, mirrors are ideal in windowless, small spaces to make them seem larger. Hung from focal points within the house, they draw your eye into the space and around the room. Don’t be afraid to hang more than one mirror on the wall to display a collection and create a dramatic design.

Hang large mirrors over main focal points in the home like fireplaces and entry halls. Hang two identical mirrors side-by-side to bring height to a bedroom.

Open up a small kitchen by installing a mirrored backsplash on the main wall, typically behind a stove or sink. Lining small spaces with mirrors magnifies surrounding light to create a sleek, open design.

Be creative and repurpose old mirrors with a fresh coat of paint. Don’t forget that old mirrors in several different sizes and shapes are an ideal way to show off a collection.

Don’t worry if you can’t find the exact shape and size or a mirror. Customize and complement your own piece of mirrored glass with a frame. Have fun choosing unusual materials like spoons to create a makeshift frame.

Hang small mirrors from ribbons to create a dramatic accent to the wall. Place them in small living spaces or bedrooms to create the illusion of a large space and to maximize light.

Pick up the light and reflection of the mirror with other mirrored accessories. Place mirrored trays, candleholders and picture frames near the wall-mounted mirrors to catch the light and create a sparkling effect.

Things You Will Need

  • Mirrors
  • Mirrored accessories

Tips

  • Don’t worry if a collection of mirrors does not match; the wide range of shapes and colors makes the display interesting.
  • Open up the room by hanging a mirror opposite a window to flood the room with light.

About the Author

Callie Barber has been writing professionally since 2002. Barber's love for design and writing inspired her to create Design Your Revolution, a blog that shares creative and affordable ways to decorate indoor and outdoor living environments. Her articles have appeared on Travels.com and GardenGuides.com. Barber holds a Bachelors of Arts in international studies from the University of North Carolina.