Mirrors have been used in interior design for centuries. They are a unique blend of furniture and wall art that give instant polish to any room with little effort. One of the many benefits of using mirrors in design is the way they bring light and depth into a space by reflecting and emphasizing views and colors from not only artwork, but adjacent focal walls. A major bonus of using mirrors to decorate your home is their ability to make a room look larger, making them the perfect design element for small spaces, so don’t be afraid to go big.
Strategically placing mirrors is a great way to reflect beloved artwork and/or focal walls.
In this photo a sunburst mirror is used to reflect the beautiful curves of the staircase and chandelier
Oversized mirrors are hung above sofa to create the illusion of more space in this small manhattan apartment.
A venetian mirror is used in this entry to create a focal point, as well as brighten the space by reflecting light.
- Don’t shy away from using color. Choose colors you love and use them in the accessories, which don’t cost a lot to change out.
- White is a great backdrop to display pops of color and to keep a fresh, clean appearance.
- Make sure to sample colors before committing. Paint the colors on different walls in your room so that you can see how the colors change in different light depending on the time of day.
- Choose artwork you love, and then look to the artwork for inspiration in creating layers in your space. Vary the shades in different throw pillows, accessories, etc…
- Keep accent color in a single family for a cohesive result
Accents of pink pop against a white backdrop.
Pulling color from artwork is a wonderful way to use color and make the space cohesive.
Keeping accent color in the same family allows for a more unified, sophisticated look.