Lately I’ve been pondering covering my living room wall entirely in mirror. Doubling the size of the room and bouncing extra light into every corner, mirror panels are a relatively inexpensive way to create impact and add drama to a space. Vast expanses of mirror can look harsh, so I will be softening the look by layering furniture, art and accessories in front (as shown above).
The entry to your home is also a great place for mirror, bringing light to a sometimes small and dark space. I love attaching wall sconces to mirrored walls, treating a neglected area to even more light and drama. Just watch the feng shui, you want to be directing those positive vibes the right way!
Mirror comes in a variety of colours and finishes. Silver is a colour that everyone will be familiar with and is perfect for contemporary spaces. Grey and bronze are great colour choices to create a moodier effect. The image above shows how bronze mirror can warm a space and add a touch of glamour.
A popular and favourite finish of mine is the antiqued effect. No two mirrors will be the same because artisans use a variety of interesting techniques to achieve the look. The mirror can become an artwork in itself. I find antiqued mirror adds such an interesting element to most interiors, sitting happily in the most glamourous rooms as well as amongst traditional antique furniture.
It’s a big decision, so just like a new paint colour, getting in mirror samples to see how they look in the space first is the best first step.