When I was a little girl, my grandmother had mirrored walls in her kitchen. I would spend hours just staring and playing in front of the mirrors (In my defense, I was an only child….). There is just something so mesmerizing about mirrors that keep people looking in them and for them.
Mirrors are the super fruit of design, they add nothing but fantastic benefits to a room. They can make a room seem bigger, bring in light, replace artwork, and add dimension. The shapes of mirrors can also benefit a room. From porthole mirrors to starburst mirrors to large antique mirrors, there is always a way and need to incorporate the reflective shapes in a gallery wall or a bathroom wall.
An important thing to remember when choosing where to place your mirror is to see what if reflects. A mirror that reflects on a pretty landscape or vignette in a room is wonderful, but if your mirror reflects a bathroom door or blank space it needs to find a new home on the wall. With that in mind, here is a round-up of some of my favorite mirrored spaces. They are the fairest of them all.
Mirrors for Inspiration and Purchase
Casually elegant with multiple mirrors as a gallery wall. I love the fringe trim sofa! Photo source: Domino
A glamorous and plushly feminine bedroom. With a mounted mirrors acting as headboards. I surely hope those are securely fastened!!! Photo source: Elle Decor
The thing I love about mirrors is that they are neutral to your style. Replace this more mid-century chair with a toiled antique chair, and the bathroom would have a completely different look. Design by Trisha Reger. Photo source: Architectural Digest
This piece alone is incredible, and the fact it is paired with velvety deep blue sconces against gorgeous chinoiserie wallpaper is the icing on the cake! Celerie Kemble is genius. Photo source: Elle Decor
This. Mirror. Is. Everything. Smokey, antique, and incredibly sophisticated by Hubert Zandberg. Photo source: Architectural Digest
The bathroom that doubles as an ideal dinner party setting. Miles Redd’s superbly mirrored bathroom. Photo source: Elle Decor
Another flawlessly mirrored bathroom with classic wood wash cabinets and a beautifully cut marble tub. This London bathroom is by designers Paolo Moschino and Philip Vergeylen via AD.
Bold turquoise antique chairs with a mirror on mirrored wall backdrop. Look at the great light in the room designed by Beverly Field. Photo source: Veranda
Drama, drama, drama. Fifty shades of gray texture in this sharp and sophisticated room by Lee Ledbetter. Photo source: Architectural Digest
Mirrored wall meets wallpaper magic. Neural tones and reflective light give this seating area a garden ambience. Photo source: Veranda
Paneling perfection. Look at the beautifully reflected mirrors against this dark wall featured in House and Garden UK.
Antique mirrors panel this wall with a simple and effective vignette in the home of Michael S Smith. Photo source: Architectural Digest