How to Design a Mirror

Mirrors can really accentuate the decor of a room. Unfortunately, sometimes you just can't figure out what mirrors are right for the job. Don't worry, there's good news. You can design your own mirror schemes to match your room perfectly by following these tips:

  1. Connect with other accessories The frame of your mirror, or mirrors, should blend in with the style of the other furniture of the room. Neutral colors usually work best, with one or two special accessories having bolder colors. Sometimes not having a frame works best. Look at your room as a whole, and decide what brings it to life [source: SimplyMirrors].
  2. The reflection is as important as the frame Mirrors can reflect other walls to enhance the feeling of open space in a room. For soft moods, you can place flowers or candles in front of your mirror. Mirrors are like pieces of art that constantly change. Placing a mirror above a fireplace or opposite a window can emphasize the action [source: SimplyMirrors].
  3. Use corresponding proportions A small or narrow room can feel bigger if a large mirror is placed on one of the walls. Using bright lights with mirrors can also make small rooms seem larger [source: Martha Stewart]. Using many small mirrors on large walls or in big rooms can make a room seem smaller or cluttered. To keep a large room feeling large, use dramatic pieces that match the proportions of the room [source: SimplyMirrors].