Mirrors come in all shapes, sizes and styles. Sometimes they're framed, sometimes not. Even the mirror glass itself could be plain, or be distressed, or etched with designs.
Which of these is your favorite?
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|Kenneth Wingard's Round Atrium Mirror, via inmod.com|
Mirrors can be hung singly, or in multiples. When using multiples, they can all be the same for a modern or classic effect, or different for an eclectic, gathered-over-time look.
If you find a framed mirror with an interesting shape, but you don't like the color, it's easy to spray paint the frame in a colorful or metallic shade. You can even make an old-fashioned mirror look more modern by painting it a bold color.
You can also use spray paint to unify frames that are different styles.
Sunburst mirrors are a classic design that are all the rage right now. They range in styles from traditional to modern.
Sometimes sunburst mirrors can be a bit pricey, but these days you can find simpler designs even in lower price ranges. Or, you can make one yourself with these step-by-step instructions from designer Janell Beals of Isabella & Max Rooms.
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Mirrors can be hung in many locations in your house, aside from the obvious use in bathrooms. They look great over a fireplace, bed, or console table. You could even put one near the front door so you can zhush your hair (thank you, Carson Kressley, for that term) before opening the door for company!
Mirrors can also be used as decorator tricks. They can visually double the size of a room when hung strategically in a small space. You can also utilize a mirror to bounce light around in a room that might not have much natural light.
Warning: Be sure to check the reflected image before you hang a mirror. It might not be something you want to look at! (And I'm not talking about when you hang a mirror above your bathroom vanity. You're beautiful!)
Coming soon: A sneak peak into my bedroom update.