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Decorative mirrors are one way to enhance the look of your home, and they can also make your living space feel bigger. Let mirror sets bounce light around any room, or add large mirrors to spots that could use more visual openness (an old design trick to help rooms look bigger). Give yourself a last look as you head past your foyer mirror on your way out the door every day. But before you start hanging mirrors up around your home, there are a few things to keep in mind. Here are some tips on how to decorate and maximize a room's style with a well-placed mirror.
How to Decorate with Mirrors
Use Decorative Mirrors to Lighten a Dark Hallway
Is your hallway dark and unappealing? Does it lack sufficient lighting for a charming entranceway? If you're searching for a way to brighten a dark hallway with natural light, consider strategically placing a mirror in the area! By hanging a large mirror near the end of the hall, you can amplify your space and bounce light back into the hallway. And for those with a particularly narrow hallway, opt for a long wall mirror to create the illusion of a larger space.
Make a Room Appear Larger with Mirrors
The art of illusion never fails with a mirror. Not only will a decorative mirror add rich appeal to any room, but it can also deliver the appearance of increased square footage in a tiny space. Whether you want to visually expand the look of your bedroom, living room, or dining room, using reflections can beautifully open up any room. And you don't have to confine your choices to only rectangle mirrors and round mirrors. Opt for bold shapes and colors such as blue, multi-colored, and gold/yellow mirrors that add visual interest.
Make a Statement in the Bathroom
Just about everyone has a mirror above their bathroom sink. In some cases, a mirror doubles as a medicine cabinet that provides extra storage. In others, it simply allows you to check your reflection before you head out for the day. But if you're looking for a way to draw your guests' attention when they walk in the bathroom, a decorative bathroom mirror will surely make a statement! You can also use them to incorporate a theme into the room or even create a color theme by matching it to the existing cabinets.
Fill a Room with Light
Light plays an important role in design. Not only does utilizing natural light reduce the need for fixtures, but it can also help keep energy costs low. One of the greatest benefits of mirrors is that they reflect light rather than absorbing it. As a result, they trick the eye into thinking a room is brighter. Try placing mirrors on the wall adjacent to the window or right across from another source of light.
Create a Focal Point with Decorative Mirrors
Generally speaking, rooms in a home have built-in focal points such as fireplaces and vaulted ceilings. But when it doesn't, you have the opportunity to create one of your own! Whether a mirror is held singularly on a wall or in a collage, it will create a focal point as it brightens a room.
Do you have a special piece such as a colorful painting or pendant light that you want to highlight? You can strategically hang a mirror to reflect it back into a room. Outfit your home with luxe details and reflective beauty when you add decorative mirrors over fireplaces, sideboards, console tables and of course, bathroom sinks. No matter how you choose to decorate your room, a decorative mirror can become the show-stopping centerpiece of your home.
At Kohl's, you can find decorative mirrors for every spot in your home! Our mirrors come in a wide selection of colors and styles to fit your needs. From living room to bathroom mirrors, they are all available at Kohl's! Be sure to also check out window treatments, wall art, shelves, and other decorative elements.
Shop the full selection of home décor mirrors at Kohl's, and transform your living space with ease!