To be honest, I never really gravitated toward mirrors for literal self-reflection. The real reason...for most of my life I have been cursed with homes that had 8ft ceilings. Grrr! Mirrors have always been a way for me to bring light into an otherwise dark space. Mirrors are also an ideal way to fill up a wall without having to spend a fortune on art. With the endless amount of options that exist, mirrors are one of my go-to wall decor options. Big, small, round, square, rectangular and more... You name it there is a mirror that will fit your space and budget.
A unique mirror shouldn't be saved for just the living or dining room. I like unexpected mirror options in more traditional spaces such as a bathroom. The image above shows a Drake French Country Rosette mirror that I LOVE! That isn't exactly your typical powder room mirror.
With so many options that exist, it is fun to play with mirrors from a design perspective. You can sometimes give a room an entirely different personality just by adding a well placed, appropriately sized mirror. Here are some of my favorites.
These leaner mirrors have been tucked behind console tables. They create height and depth in the space. They also bring in tons of light!