Hanging a mirror in your entryway doesn't take too much time or energy but offers big results. Not only do mirrors add a decorative element, but they also help make an area appear larger simply by reflecting light. On a personal level, we also appreciate having a place for last-minute touch-ups before running out the door! Keep reading to find the entryway mirror that is perfect for you.
Decorating with mirrors is one of the best ways to brighten and visually expand a space, but styling them still requires a bit of strategy. Whether you're looking to make the most out of a single mirror or sneak several into a room, these clever ideas are sure to inspire!
Sunburst mirrors have been on the scene for a while now — and for good reason. Designed after rays of sun, they brighten up indoor spaces that might not get much light. But these accents aren't always cheap, as you can see from this beautiful but costly brass Oly Studio Fiona Mirror that comes in at a steep $1,665.
Thankfully, we found an option that makes just as big a statement but costs way (we're talking way) less
If you're craving a bigger space, fake it till you make it with one of these clever mirror solutions. Whether you're into sleek and simple designs or more eye-catching, artistic options, we've found a variety of mirrors to help you open up your room. Sick of feeling cramped? Check out our seven must-try tips, then shop our favorite picks to create a lighter, brighter living space.
Add a bit of dazzle to your lil one's room with a fun mirror that reflects your tot's adorable face right back at her. Along with offering your child a glimpse of themselves — perfect for checking outfits and making faces — mirrors also invite your child to explore a bit of imaginary play. Parallel play alongside a mirror encourages your tot's imagination and self-esteem. Click through for a collection of mirrors perfect for any lil's bedroom.
Every girl needs a full-length mirror. Without one, how can you efficiently gauge the success of an outfit, or decide whether or not a party frock is the right dress for the evening? Many times in the past, when I've gone without a full-length mirror, I've had to resort to standing on chairs in front of a vanity mirror, risking a turned ankle to ensure that my ensemble was up to snuff.Of course, another great reason to add a full-length mirror is that it helps to visually expand a small space. Turn one on its side and use it over your fireplace mantel. Prop one against a wall to make a tiny bedroom appear more expansive. Or, place a full-length mirror opposite a window to reflect the light and open up the room.
If you're on a very strict budget, check out Young House Love's tutorial on framing out a door mirror. Their very thorough directions show you exactly how to turn a big box store mirror into something more customized and unique-looking. However, if you don't want to go through the trouble or lack the time, I've rounded up some gorgeous options. Check out a variety of floor mirrors, from reasonably priced, handsome pieces to some major splurges, below.
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While some homeowners may interpret a distressed, antique mirror as one in need of restoration, using a mirror that's lost some of its silvering can actually add a beautiful sense of history to a wall in your home.Houzz has eight great ideas for decorating with distressed mirrors, which are definitely worth checking out. My favorite idea? Using distressed mirrors as a backsplash in a kitchen.
To get the look in your home, check out one of the options below.
Mirrors are one of those taken-for-granted home accessories that you don't really think about until you need one. Case in point: we just replaced our closet doors, which were mirrored, and while I hated the dated look of the sliding mirrored doors, having a full-length mirror was very convenient. Now, it's time to upgrade to a more handsome full-length mirror for our home.
Whether you're looking for something large or small, rustic or modern, Etsy has some great choices from its stable of artisans. Let's take a look at some lovely looking glasses.
A friend of mine has a fabulous collection of original art that's in a stack against her dining room wall. Why? Because she hasn't yet found the perfect round mirror to arrange her collection around. Adding a mirror to a gallery wall is an excellent way to add depth and light to a room, especially if you're working with a room that has too few windows. Whether you use a round mirror as part of a larger collection of wall art or choose to display it on its own, there are plenty of pretty choices on the market.
My current favorite is the Basswood Mirror ($300, middle row, left). The mirror's frame is covered with hundreds of end-cut basswood branches ranging in size from one-and-a-half inches in diameter all the way down to 1/16 of an inch! Each branch used has been cut by hand, sanded, and individually glued to the frame beneath.
Another favorite is the Williams and Sonoma Porthole Mirror Collection (on sale for $80-$100, middle row, center). Crafted from mango wood each mirror's frame is accented with an inner rim of brass.
To shop the rest of the mirrors, just click on each image!
I noticed that two of her mirrors are frameless, which can be trickier to hang than framed ones. Before y'all wind up in the same situation — poor thing! — I thought I'd give you the lowdown on how to hang a frameless mirror. This style is very common for the full-length mirrors many of us keep in our bedrooms and dressing rooms, so I hope these tips will come in handy.
- A frameless mirror
- A frameless mirror hanging kit (with mounting brackets, drywall anchor bolts, and screws)
- A pencil
- A Phillips-head screwdriver
- A hammer
- A measuring tape
- A long, thin flathead nail