Mirror Placement

Design tip from American Society of Interior Designers, San Diego Chapter
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Using mirrors in interior design is one of the easiest ways to change a space. From simple reflectance to the accentuation of light to changing the apparent space of a room, mirrors can make or break a space … no pun intended. They can serve as a wall treatment, a decorative accent and even the cladding for furniture.

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One of the newest configurations are modular mirrors.  Whether you fit them together or space them apart for interest, you can use them as both art and a space enhancer. 

Framed or unframed, mirrors can visually expand or reduce the space in a room. Consider a small dark room. Hanging a wall mirror to capture light from a window, doorway or floor lamp can visually increase the space. On the other hand, when used in a small bathroom reflecting an unattractive wall filled with towels and shelving, the space can seem cluttered and small.  

Here are five tips for mirror placement that you can try to accentuate your décor:

  • Place mirrors along the walls of a narrow hallway to make it seem wider and brighter.
  • Expand a small kitchen by using a mirror as a backsplash.
  • Fill an empty corner or reflect a beautiful furniture vignette with an oversized mirror on the floor or walls.
  • Place a mirror behind a bed to serve as a headboard and dressing mirror and to open a small room.
  • Use a mirror as a table centerpiece, placing candles to reflect light for dining.
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