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Decorating with Antique Mirrors

Posted on June 27, 2016 by Judy Rom

When it comes to decorating a space, mirrors are your best friend. They are perfect for bringing more light into your home and a well placed mirror can make a small space feel bigger. Our favorite part of decorating with antique mirrors is how much character they bring into a space. Here are our top tips for decorating with antique mirrors.

Decorating with antique mirrors

1. Hang Your Mirror Strategically

Decorating with antique mirrors

When hanging mirrors, make sure you are reflecting something worthwhile. An oversized mirror like this one is completely transformative. It really opens up space and creates a focal point in the room. We love the idea of hanging a dramatic mirror opposite a gorgeous chandelier. They really complement one another and contribute to the overall luxurious aesthetic of this dining room.

2. Ornate Mirrors Can Work With Various Decor Styles

Decorating with antique mirrors

Ornate mirrors are surprisingly versatile. They look beautiful with French country decor or modern, contemporary rooms. Don't be afraid to use a large mirror in a small space. Oversized, ornate mirrors are especially great at making rooms brighter and create the illusion of more space. 

Decorating with antique mirrors

3. Create A Bold Look With A Mirror Gallery Wall

Decorating with antique mirrors

This gallery wall arrangement of mismatched mirrors makes a pretty statement along a stairwell wall. We especially love the way the gilded gold pops against the emerald wall. This look is exciting but still works well with a traditional decor style.

4. Venetian Mirrors Look Great In Any Room

Decorating with antique mirrors

Venetian mirrors have a design etched into the surface. They look gorgeous in any space, be it a bedroom, bathroom, hallway, or dining room. Venetian mirrors are perfect for making your space feel polished and instantly adding glamour. 

5. The Best Positioning For Your Mirror 

Decorating with Antique Mirrors

To help reflect light into your room, position your mirror adjacent to your window. A full length mirror draws your eye upward, which is great for accentuating the height and depth of a room. 

Inspired to start decorating with antique mirrors? Come visit us in store to browse our hand-picked selection!

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