The Key to a Bright and Spacious Home

Who doesn’t love a mirror? They serve so many functions. Not only do they reflect light and give you a space for checking out your outfit before you leave the house, they can also make the space appear bigger. To top it off, mirrors can be the perfect decorative addition to a stylish and cohesive room theme. We’ve outlined a few tips on revamping and transforming your home by simply adding the right mirrors in the right spots.

Wall-sized mirrors will completely transform any living room or bedroom.

Wall-sized mirrors will completely transform any living room or bedroom.

Small Rooms Need Large Mirrors

The great thing about mirrors is that they have the ability of creating depth where there is none, making a tiny room look much bigger to the eye. In order to do so, though, you’ll have to make sure the mirror is big enough to reflect a good portion of the space. Don’t let huge mirrors scare you. While wall-length mirrors might be a pain to move around, they’ll reflect the furniture, artwork and other decorations, making your space appear twice as big. If you have a narrow space in your home, such as a hallway or staircase, you may want to add a mirror as it will produce the illusion of a much larger area.

Panel mirrors are a great way to make any small room look larger

Panel mirrors are a great way to make any small room look larger

Place Your Mirrors Strategically 

Part of becoming an interior design expert is understanding how to utilize mirror wall decor to your advantage. Instead of tossing a mirror wherever it will fit in order to fill empty spaces, place them across from other things that are appealing to the eye. If you have aesthetically pleasing decorations in a room, make sure that your mirror reflects it as best at possible. This can give you and your guests a nice view in addition to drawing attention away from the most unsightly parts of a room.

Can’t get your hands on a wall-sized mirror?  Try spacing out smaller mirrors in a grid that occupy the entire wall.

Can’t get your hands on a wall-sized mirror?  Try spacing out smaller mirrors in a grid that occupy the entire wall.

Make Your Mirror The Star Of The Room 

A mirror doesn’t simply have to serve the function of reflecting the room. In fact, a strong decorator will make the mirror a feature of the room, bringing attention to its shape and frame. Find mirrors that are nice to look at. If it doesn’t have a frame, consider adding one that will compliment the other aspects of your room. Also, think about the various way that the mirror can be incorporated into the space. Leaning a full length mirror against the wall is a tactic often used by interior decorators and designers.

Smaller mirrors can double as decorations, accenting your furniture as well as reflecting the space.

Smaller mirrors can double as decorations, accenting your furniture as well as reflecting the space.

Mirrored Furniture Is Your Friend 

Mirrored tables, dressers and chests are a slick and modern way to make your furniture appear less clunky. Because mirrors have an illusory effect on the eye, reflective surfaces on furniture can almost make the piece look invisible. While you don’t want to turn your room into a Fun House by using too many mirrors, a few strategically-placed pieces of reflective furniture will drastically open up the space around them.

Large mirrors pair well with patterns, producing a receding effect that is sleek and luxurious.

Large mirrors pair well with patterns, producing a receding effect that is sleek and luxurious.

Incorporate Natural Elements

Decorating your room with a few houseplants will give your bedroom a relaxed feeling and make it a great place for you to wake up every morning. While you don’t want to overload your space, strategically placing a couple of plants throughout the room will give it the elegant look you’re going for. Additionally, images of nature will pair nicely with your woodgrain bed frame and earth-toned furniture.

Smaller, shaped mirrors can be purchased in quantities and arranged on the wall to reflect your taste and personality.

Smaller, shaped mirrors can be purchased in quantities and arranged on the wall to reflect your taste and personality.


Maybe you want to incorporate more than just mirrors when decorating your walls? 

A large takeaway when learning about mirror wall decor is how to expand your space's depth. This is achieved by using mirrors to reflect light, giving the sense that the room may be larger than it actually is. If you have utilized mirrors and want to add more aesthetic to your wall, look into the framed print collection of My Deer Art Shop.

Natural print by My Deer Art Shop

Natural print by My Deer Art Shop

Their prints not only compliment a midcentury modern design, but display natural elements -- also something to consider when achieving a bright and spacious home. 

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