How to Decorate With Mirrors
A well-placed mirror can open up a room, alter a view, or reflect a little personality.
Full-Length Mirror as Table Centerpiece
Place an inexpensive full-length mirror (the kind you attach to a closet door) atop the dining-room table. Set vases of various heights and forms―some with, some without flowers―on the mirror.
Make a Room Seem Larger
Tight spaces expand and rooms seem roomier when you prop up a large mirror (at least three-fourths as tall as the wall). It’s a classic interior decorator’s trick to create instant―if not real―square footage.
Go for a Reflective Grouping
Randomly group mirrors of various shapes and sizes, featuring different frames or borders for a collector’s look.
Let It Glow
Fireplaces, like mittens and sleds, go unused during the summer. But the space is perfect for positioning a mirror behind pillar candles to reflect their soft, flickering light.
Reflect the Outdoors
A mirror hung to reflect a window gives the illusion of another window in the room. The space will look bigger and, depending on the weather report, brighter.