Diy framed mirror ideas
If you’re blessed with high, sloping ceilings, you might also consider taking advantage of them with the addition of a mirrored gallery wall which will enable you to make the most of an awkward space. Here, the mirrors brighten a dark spot in a hallway and add bags of interest to what’s generally an under-used space.
Create a feature wall with a display of mirror frames
A gallery wall devoted entirely to mirrors doesn’t just brighten and magnify a space visually; it also creates a visually striking focal point, and is effective at opening up a space.This bedroom design is the perfect example of one of our favourite mirror design ideas.
We love this mirror display thought if you own a collection of slightly mismatching, antique mirrors.
The key to success?
Don’t position your mirrors too uniformly or too far apart, and avoid perfect symmetry – laying them out on the floor first can be the best way to get a feel of what works best where.
Find more gallery wall inspiration in our design feature – we’ve covered everything from plates to plants to prints.
Add mirrors to the stir in a picture-led gallery wall
Mirrors with softly rounded edges make the perfect addition to a Mid-century inspired space and are particularly desirable when designed as part of a picture-led gallery wall.
We love the brightening effect of pairing a mirror with this teal green wallpaper from Farrow & Ball.
If you’re looking for more green living room design ideas, be certain to take a peek at our gallery. We’ve got plenty of Mid-century modern decor ideas, too.
Lighten a dark hallway with a grand mirror
A dark hallway is always a excellent spot for a mirror.
If you’re a lover of vintage or period style, glance for one with an ornate frame that will create a genuine impact on the decor of the hall. Here, a gold-framed mirror is matched with reflective wallpaper to add a brightening effect.
For more tips on how to lighten a dark hallway, take a glance at our feature. We’ve got lots more lovely design ideas for hallways, too.
Position endless mirrors horizontally to give the appearance of a wider space
Hanging mirrors horizontally on the narrowest wall of a room – at around head height – is ideal if you’re trying to achieve the effect of a wider space. This design trick works particularly well if mirrors aren’t perfectly aligned with furniture – an effect which also adds interest to a space.
Opt for a mirror with a slightly softer, rounded edge if you’re designing a room with a Mid-century or vintage inspired feel.
We love this Dutchbone Bradley Wall Mirror from Cuckooland paired with a gorgeous, floral wall mural.
Create a focal gallery wall with mirrors
Mirrors make the perfect addition to an on-trend gallery wall and can assist give the appearance of a larger and lighter space – especially helpful if you’re using a dark paint shade as the basis for your gallery wall.
This vintage-style room proves that aesthetic appeal and practicality can join hands to form a stylish yet functional gallery wall inspired space.
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Pair a statement gold mirrorwith a sunny scheme
If you’re working with a warm-toned metal mirror, for example something that’s copper or gold, consider pairing it with similarly sunny yellow and orange shades.
In addition to making a space more welcoming, research suggests this combination of warm, sunny tones has the ability to enhance the mood of a room.
Find this Sunburst Mirror at Furniture Village.