Mirrors are pretty much essential in any home, but as a decorator’s secret weapon they have even more uses than you might realise. To magically create space in an awkward room that’s feeling a little too cosy, there’s nothing better than a great mirror, but they can also make for an amazing centrepiece to draw focus and pull a whole theme together. A well-placed mirror can also really complement contemporary living room or bedroom furniture that you want to show off from multiple angles. At Shabby Store we stock a great range of luxury and designer shabby chic mirrors to choose from, but to inspire you a little more, here are a few ideas to use mirrors to your advantage.
Choose rustic and homely frames for your mirrors to make your home feel more cosy. This works especially well in rooms that typically would have less of the softer touches, such as the kitchen.
Hide a large rectangular wall mirror behind a dresser or a half-height bookcase, so it’s not immediately obvious that it’s there but you have the illusion of twice as much space on the top, plus you can see the rest of the room.
If you have large windows to let plenty of light in, that’s a great start, but you can enhance the look even further by adding a long mirror between those windows. This reflects the natural light even more and creates the illusion of another window.
If you choose a small mirror, you can avoid the rest of the wall looking blank by placing pieces of artwork either side of it. This looks best if you go for a symmetrical layout.
Round sunburst mirrors are among our favourite styles for a shabby chic look. They work really well above a bed if you want a large one as a main feature, or you could perhaps go for a smaller sunburst mirror above a piece of furniture in your living room.
More is more when it comes to mirrors! Without making a room too overwhelming, you can really increase the visible space with multiple strategically placed mirrors. If you place them opposite each other, you can make your room look infinitely larger, which may work well with certain designs.