Using Mirrors to Add Personality to a Room

Mirrors can bring a lot of life to a room, through added light reflection, by making a room appear bigger, and through reflection of objects and activities in the room. They have a similar effect to a window, and in a home with few windows, or with small rooms or poor views, mirrors are especially appreciated. For those of us fortunate enough to have spectacular views, mirrors can reflect the views and offer them to us from an additional location. My favorite use of mirrors is for dramatic effect, to add some personality and style to a space.

mirror1Antique Camera Metal Wall Mirror

I love the look of this mirror. It adds an element of the unexpected, which really gives a dramatic impact to a room in terms of style. This would add personality to any room, especially that of an amateur or professional photographer. Would look great propped on a mantle or hung on a wall. Dimensions: 3.38″ h x 27.00″ w x 18.00″ l

fish mirror

School of Fish Metal Wall Mirror

In my foyer I have a similar mirror to this. It generates a lot of compliments due to its uniqueness, and still affords an opportunity for that last “appearance” check on your way out of the house.  This metal wall mirror provides a fun nautical accent to any room, creating a sense of serenity and bold beauty wherever you place it. Great for those who love to fish too. Dimensions: 20.25″ h x 1.38″ w x 35.88″ l

sunglass mirrorSunglasses Shatterproof Acrylic Saftey Mirror – 16 inch

This would make an awesome gift for a single guy who might be neglecting to add the finishing touches to make his apartment look like home. This 16in x 6in sunglasses mirror is made from 1/8 inch (3mm) high-quality acrylic with a bright reflective finish and a tough protective backing. The acrylic mirror looks like a regular glass mirror and mounts directly to most flat surfaces. Strong double-sided mounting tape included for easy wall or door installation.

Dazzling Silver Leaf Wall MirrorDazzling Silver Leaf Wall Mirror

The frame is made of beveled mirror glass panels with silver leaf inner and outer edges and accents. The effect is dazzling – it catches the light and will add space to any room. It would be beautiful as a hall or entry mirror, or hanging in a bathroom or bedroom as part of a vanity. It would even look at home over a fireplace mantle or table in the living room. The frame is beautifully crafted and finished, and no two are exactly alike. It is an heirloom quality piece, as well crafted as the antique pieces which inspired it! It has a state of the art back coating to prevent oxidation and discoloration. Properly weighted hanging hardware is attached. Replacing the plain old mirrors typically used in bathrooms with something like this can have a huge impact – I did it in my last home to great effect. Size: 34″ x 26″ x 1″ deep. Can be hung vertically or horizontally.

Howard Elliott Collection 56029 Veruca Rectangular Mirror, 28-Inch by 32-Inch, Glossy Green Lacquer

Howard Elliott Collection Veruca Glossy Green Lacquer Mirror

What a statement a vibrant splash of color can make in a room.  This mirror is a perfect way to do it.  It would add modern style to any foyer or living room with its elegant sculpting, or fun and whimsy to a child’s room. Outer dimensions: 28-inch by 32-inch by 2-inch. Mirror dimensions: 22-inch by 29-inch.

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