Mirror, mirror: 5 decorative wall mirror ideas to add dimension to your home

Felicity Warner
Reviewed.com USA TODAY NETWORK
Cheboygan Daily Tribune

Decorative wall mirrors: There’s a reason that interior designers, homeowners, and renters alike all gravitate towards this one piece of décor when creating the ideal interior space. This timeless accent promises much more than its functional purpose.

Wall mirrors can give a dull room a new dimension, add extra light, and even trick the eye into seeing a much more spacious, well, space. Plus, a mirror can match with any home décor style, whether traditional, mid-century modern, bohemian, or industrial.

Wall mirror decorating ideas are endless, but we’ve narrowed down five design possibilities for a simple yet effective upgrade.

1. Windowpane mirrors brighten a room

Windowpane mirrors are exactly what they sound like—a mirror that looks like a window. Small pieces of wood create sections over the mirror, creating what looks like a windowpane, while the mirror reflects light. This wall mirror idea is a bright addition to a room that lacks natural light.

A windowpane mirror is versatile and pairs well with any design style. For a more rustic look, go for natural, distressed wood or faded metal material like this distressed white mirror sold at Wayfair.

For a more minimalist and modern look, this iron-framed gold mirror sold at Target adds an elegant touch fit for any simple space.

2. A gallery mirror wall offers an artistic vibe

If you have a big, blank stretch of wall, arranging decorative mirrors in an art gallery style can be a beautiful way to create dimension and add personality and texture to your room. This look can work in a variety of spots around your home, from the dining room, to the living room, and along a staircase.

Similarly to a gallery photo wall, this look comes together with a collection of different mirrors from furniture stores and vintage shops. If you don’t have the time or desire to spend browsing, you can purchase a curated set of mirrors that’s a ready-made mix and match design.

3. Floor-length and floor mirrors make your room look taller

A trick many interior designers use to make a room feel much larger than it actually is by introducing a full-length mirror into the space.

Large leaning wall mirrors has been one such trend popping up across the internet and in homes. This style is perfect for getting ready in the morning, creating the illusion of a super spacious room, or for snapping a shameless selfie.

This vintage-inspired wall/floor mirror from Anthropologie earns rave reviews and has become a must-have item as seen on Instagram. For a less ornate vibe, this modern metal framed standing mirror sold at The Home Depot fills up both wall and floor space.

4. Entryway wall mirrors offer guests a fancy welcome

The entryway or foyer is your home’s version of a first impression. So make a good one with a mirrored accent rather than framed art. Foyers can be small, especially in older homes, and a mirror immediately opens up the area.

We recommend keeping this decorative mirror on the small side, and place it above an entryway console table or a shoe rack. Try adding a shorter mirror that has more length, or a portrait-style mirror that’s perfect for quick touch-ups before heading out the door.

This entryway mirror with a shelf and hooks sold at Urban Outfitters is a gorgeous essential for keeping your car keys, sunglasses, and face masks all in one place.

5. An over-the-bed centerpiece mirror opens up the bedroom

Create a focal point in any bedroom with a mirror over the bed. Doing so may surprise your senses—the mirror will open up your space and pull sunlight towards it.

We recommend going for a wider mirror that will stretch to complement the width of your bed. This brass-brushed mirror sold at Joss and Main creates an elongated look.

Pro tip: Pair an over-the-bed mirror with a floor-length mirror on another wall for maximum effect.

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