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!
Love the use of this mirror with that crazy gorgeous stone mantle. It picks up the outside light and also highlights a unique ceiling fan. Surprisingly this Uttermost mirror is reasonably priced.
While the above photo isn't necessarily a design aesthetic that I gravitate toward, the designer nailed it with the use of this mirror. Visually it looks as if an entirely new room was created.
Despite the size of this round mirror, it would look good in both a large and possibly small office. It has an awesome view of a window and brings in lots of light.
I love a mirror that simply leans against a wall. The great thing about this type of "leaner" mirror is the functionality. If you ever grow bored of the vertical orientation, you can always find a spot in a dining room, bedroom, bathroom, etc. and hang it horizontally.
This type of leaner would require a vertical placement, but it is wonderful if you need to cover some serious wall real estate, expand the room and yes...bring in light!
Here is another non-traditional mirror for a bathroom. You probably would not want this for a master bathroom or heavily used bathroom as the reflection area is somewhat restricted. It would be perfect for a small powder room.
And then there is the beauty of an antiqued mirror....but that is an entirely different blog=;)