For nearly any space in the home, you can find dozens of creative mirror ideas. Why
are there so many mirror decorating ideas? Probably because a mirror is much more
than a way to sneak a peek at your hair or the tuck of your shirt. With the right mirror
and placement you can work magic – make a space look bigger or more open, or create more light in a room. And we could all use a little design magic.
Types of Mirrors
Mirror styles run the gamut from traditional to ultra-modern. Antique style mirrors are
often silvered mirrors that have the appearance of wear, or they may incorporate ornate
gold frames. Rustic mirrors have a simpler farmhouse appeal. A modern mirror may
feature a mirrored frame. Whatever the style of your room, you can find a type of mirror to reflect it.
Shapes and Sizes of Mirrors
Decorative mirrors come in all shapes and sizes: round, oval, rectangular, square, and
decorative shapes like starburst, hexagon, or quatrefoil. Every shape carries some
meaning, which adds a bit of spice to your decorating. Here we’ve highlighted a few of
our favorite Uttermost mirror shapes (there were just too many to list them all) and
ideas for where to hang them around your home to make the most of these decorating
Large round mirrors offer a lot of flexibility and look great over a mantel or console or
even over the vanity in a bathroom.
Horizontal rectangular mirrors work well on a dining room wall or behind the sofa.
Small mirrors are often best hung gallery wall style. Create a salon wall of mirrors, hang them
suspended in a group of three, or use one as a central element in a mixed collection.
Large rectangular floor mirrors can add drama when rested on the floor in a living room,
entryway, or hallway. Uttermosts oversized Sarconi rectangular mirror, creates an impressive
room element. On a wall without a window, a large mirror becomes another window, adding a
view and light, especially when you place the mirror opposite an actual window.
Starburst mirrors have been around for hundreds of years and became especially popular as a
mid-century modern accent.
Quatrefoil mirrors become more than just an interesting shape in a French inspired room.
Abstract shaped mirrors become a bold focal point of the room. Since they draw attention, hang
an abstract mirror as art over a fireplace mantel or reflecting the chandelier in a dining room.
Whatever shape and size of mirror you choose, make sure it is proportional to the wall
space you have available. If you love a mirror but it doesn’t seem big enough for that
wall behind the sofa, consider repeating two or three of the same shape next to each
Bedroom Mirror Ideas
Decorating with mirrors in a bedroom adds glamour, style, and soft romance to the
bedroom. Although your bedroom furniture may include a matching dresser or vanity
mirror, rest assured that a completely matched mirror isn’t necessary. Other creative
mirror ideas for the bedroom include:
o Full length mirrors, which are handy for dressing, or can be hung behind the
bedroom door if you don’t have room elsewhere for it.
o Matching mirrors hung like art above each nightstand.
o A dramatic mirror or a group of three suspended above a headboard as a focal point.
Bathroom Mirror Ideas
When decorating a bathroom, a mirror over the vanity is a must. How you use that
mirror to inject some personality into the bathroom is up to you! If you have a double
vanity, opt for two large mirrors rather than one gigantic mirror, matched to create