4.08.2009

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall~

Want to know one of my favorite designer tricks? Add mirrors.

Mirrors are a wonderful way to bring light and the illusion of space to a room.

Don't feel like you have to hang all your mirrors on the wall. Mirrors look great simply propped against the wall as well. A large mirror adds substance to an otherwise small piece of furniture.




Just make sure that the mirror reflects something pleasant. For instance, I snapped a pic of my favorite mirror below because I loved the "still life" effect of it framing my entertainment armoire. (Don't look too closely...the mirror needed dusting.)


Mirrors don't have to be expensive to add a lot of personality. I purchased the mirror below but it could be made very inexpensively by simply gluing small tin tiles to a prepurchase frameless mirror.


Now go round up your mirrors and lighten up your space!

Have a great Wednesday~

22 comments:

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

what a great tip! LOVE it! (and LOVE your mirrors!!!) And I see your FAB laundry room in the last one! love it.

A Touch of Country said...

Love the black mirror with the cream/white vase near it. Very clean lines and simple. I love that!

Thanks for sharing. I am new to the blog world, stop by and check me out.

Nimmi said...

Ohh now I just have to have a mirror somewhere in my house. Just walking through the different rooms trying to find THE place to put one. Thanks for the inspiration.

Mandi said...

All the mirrors look great, but I can see why that second one is your favorite. It's FANTASTIC! Love that frame around it too!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Such a great tip, Wendy, thanks for sharing your beautiful mirrors with us!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Good tips...love your pictures today...the white mirror is too cute! :)

Kasey said...

well, ya know...me and mirrors have a love affair of sorts.
i have them all over my home.
hmmmmm.
that could be a post in itself.
xo

SILVIA said...

love mirrors also.great blog,love it..
silvia.

Shannon said...

This is definitely one thing I do not have enough of. In fact, I only have mirrors in the bathroom, which is crazy! :) I love them and need to bring more into the main spaces of our house.

Chris said...

I agree. I love mirrors, and I use them a lot! Yours are beautiful!

Darlene said...

Mirrors are great and I LOVE yours!

michelle said...

ohhh great pictures! I love mirrors. Unfortunately I like the nice expensive ones I can't afford! Thankfully we got one for our wedding from pottery barn, and got a HUGE one from Ikea recently. Look! Thanks for posting!

http://edwinandmichelle.blogspot.com/2009/03/photos-spring-decor-ikea.html

LuLu & Co. said...

I have a thing for them too, i love how they make a space lighter!
LuLu

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE mirrors - can't get enough of them and they are always one of the "fix-its" to decor problems, at least in my book.

The Graves' House said...

from someone who has a small home to decorate... mirrors are great! they have helped to make our home 'look' bigger and more open. plus, they are a great alternative to artwork.

AnNicole @ OurSuburbanCottage said...

Great photos! I love everything you posted. I'm a complete mirror hog. Partially, because I think they're pretty, and partially because I agree that they add so much more light and substance to a room.

P.S. I think I have the same tin mirror in my kitchen. Great minds...:).

Pretty Organizer said...

No fingerprints, snot prints, or peanut butter on those mirrors. Hey... are those real?

I love the first picture and the fact that there was nothing in the bins underneath. That pretty much would be impossible around here. Every bin is full all the time.

Hey, I think we're for sure making "the pilgramage" back to old stomping grounds this summer in July. Let's meet up somewhere for diet drinks and chocolate!

Kelli said...

Who would have thought to add tiles to a mirror? None other than... you! Great post.

melissa said...

I love your mirrors, Wendy! Great tip on having them reflect something pleasant...not a messy kitchen like mine is now!!

Sandy Toes said...

Great tips!
sandy toe

Holly said...

I have always loved that last mirror! You really are very clever,...and such a good photographer to boot. :)

BrittanyJorgensen54 said...

They're neat. I want to buy new wall mirrors I found at Ballard Designs.