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5 decorative wall mirror ideas to add dimension to your home

Mirror, mirror on the wall

Portrait framed mirror and a gold round ornate mirror on a gray wall with a lounge chair, gold lamp, wooden side table, and tall plant Credit: Getty Images / FollowTheFlow

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Decorative wall mirrors: There’s a reason that interior designers, homeowners, and renters alike all gravitate towards this one piece of décor when creating the ideal interior space. This timeless accent promises much more than its functional purpose.

Wall mirrors can give a dull room a new dimension, add extra light, and even trick the eye into seeing a much more spacious, well, space. Plus, a mirror can match with any home décor style, whether traditional, mid-century modern, bohemian, or industrial.

Wall mirror decorating ideas are endless, but we’ve narrowed down five design possibilities for a simple yet effective upgrade.

1. Windowpane mirrors brighten a room

Windowpane
Credit: Aspire Home Accents

For extra dimension and light, try adding a large windowpane mirror to a dining room or kitchen space.

Windowpane mirrors are exactly what they sound like—a mirror that looks like a window. Small pieces of wood create sections over the mirror, creating what looks like a windowpane, while the mirror reflects light. This wall mirror idea is a bright addition to a room that lacks natural light.

A windowpane mirror is versatile and pairs well with any design style. For a more rustic look, go for natural, distressed wood or faded metal material like this distressed white mirror sold at Wayfair.

For a more minimalist and modern look, this iron-framed gold mirror sold at Target adds an elegant touch fit for any simple space.

Etsy
Credit: PeruvianMirrors

Gallery walls are a great way to show off your own personality—the same can be achieved with a gallery wall of unique mirrors.

If you have a big, blank stretch of wall, arranging decorative mirrors in an art gallery style can be a beautiful way to create dimension and add personality and texture to your room. This look can work in a variety of spots around your home, from the dining room, to the living room, and along a staircase.

Similarly to a gallery photo wall, this look comes together with a collection of different mirrors from furniture stores and vintage shops. If you don’t have the time or desire to spend browsing, you can purchase a curated set of mirrors that’s a ready-made mix and match design.

3. Floor-length and floor mirrors make your room look taller

Floor-length
Credit: The Home Depot / Anthropologie

Floor mirrors are becoming more and more popular—plus, there's virtually no set-up since you get to skip nailing the mirror onto the wall.

A trick many interior designers use to make a room feel much larger than it actually is by introducing a full-length mirror into the space.

Large leaning wall mirrors has been one such trend popping up across the internet and in homes. This style is perfect for getting ready in the morning, creating the illusion of a super spacious room, or for snapping a shameless selfie.

This vintage-inspired wall/floor mirror from Anthropologie earns rave reviews and has become a must-have item as seen on Instagram. For a less ornate vibe, this modern metal framed standing mirror sold at The Home Depot fills up both wall and floor space.

4. Entryway wall mirrors offer guests a fancy welcome

UO Hook mirror
Credit: Urban Outfitters

Make your entryway mirror work for your home—look for a mirror with an added shelf, hooks, or both for additional space-saving.

The entryway or foyer is your home’s version of a first impression. So make a good one with a mirrored accent rather than framed art. Foyers can be small, especially in older homes, and a mirror immediately opens up the area.

We recommend keeping this decorative mirror on the small side, and place it above an entryway console table or a shoe rack. Try adding a shorter mirror that has more length, or a portrait-style mirror that’s perfect for quick touch-ups before heading out the door.

This entryway mirror with a shelf and hooks sold at Urban Outfitters is a gorgeous essential for keeping your car keys, sunglasses, and face masks all in one place.

5. An over-the-bed centerpiece mirror opens up the bedroom

Lengthy over-the-bed
Credit: Joss & Main

These wide-style mirrors also work great as centerpieces over couches in the living room, too.

Create a focal point in any bedroom with a mirror over the bed. Doing so may surprise your senses—the mirror will open up your space and pull sunlight towards it.

We recommend going for a wider mirror that will stretch to complement the width of your bed. This brass-brushed mirror sold at Joss and Main creates an elongated look.

Pro tip: Pair an over-the-bed mirror with a floor-length mirror on another wall for maximum effect.

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