It is not today that mirrors are symbols of beauty, refinement and good taste. But if these objects were once limited to personal care, nowadays the thing has changed a lot of figure. Learn how to decorate with living room mirrors:
Currently, mirrors have proven to be a very effective feature to visually enlarge spaces, enhance light and highlight special parts of the decorating project.
But to get the desired effects with the use of the mirror, do not just hang it on the wall. There are some tricks that are important to know about. Want to know which ones? Check below:
Room Mirror: Tips for Using in the Home Décor
The first thing you should do before decorating the room with mirror is to know what the purpose of the object will be. Will it just be decorative or will it be used primarily to enlarge the space? These first settings will help you figure out which way to go.
If the function of the room mirror is to expand the space, ideally it should be placed in front of a clean wall, without many objects, so that the reflex created by it is as harmonious as possible. Imagine if the mirror reflects a messy bookcase or a heap of things?
The environment will get even more loaded and you will only be able to create the opposite effect to the desired one. And even if the mirror function is only decorative, this tip is also valid. In that case, however, you have more freedom to insert it into different sizes or formats.
And speaking of sizes and formats, have you stopped to think about it? Yes, there is a big difference between using a round mirror or a square mirror, for example. Let us understand why.
Round shaped room mirrors harmonize perfectly with romantic or informal decorations. They are also great for creating a highlight in the environment.
Already the mirrors for square room are more suitable for sober and formal environments. Now if your room is small, bet on rectangular mirrors. This format is ideal for producing sensation of amplitude.
There are also mirrors in unusual geometric shapes, such as hexagons, triangles or octagons, and mirrors with abstract shapes. These mirror models should be used to create original, laid-back compositions and to create a sense of movement.
Regarding size, the tip is as follows: large mirrors to visually increase space and bring elegance to the environment; medium mirrors to convey comfort and warmth, and finally, small mirrors to complete the decor in a discreet manner.
You can also create compositions of three or more mirrors on the wall. This combination can be made with mirrors of the same size or shape, for more classic and elegant decorations, or with mirrors of different sizes and shapes, in this case for modern and uncluttered decorations.
Another important tip is never to leave mirrors facing other mirrored objects, this composition can overwhelm the environment with excess reflections. Another thing you should not do is use a small mirror on a large unoccupied wall. Instead, make a varied combination of mirrors.
How to choose the right mirror frame for room?
Mirrors can be used in any and every type of decoration. The difference between them is in the frame. For each decoration there is a more appropriate frame model.
Crafted arabesque or carved wood frames are ideal for classic style decorations. Already the finer and straight frames should be used in proposals of modern, clean and minimalist style. For rustic decorations, wooden frames are preferred.
60 creative and functional ideas for using the living room mirror
Now that you know how to decorate with mirrors, it is easier to set which mirror to buy. But before that check out the selection of images below, they will inspire you even more:
Picture 1 - The composition of three small round mirrors and with delicate frame was placed on the balcony, reinforcing the romantic proposal of the room.
Picture 2 - A modern way of using the mirror in the decoration is by supporting it on the wall instead of hanging it; note that the thin black frame combines with the modern minimalist style of the environment.
Picture 3 - Mirror for room: frame and coffee table complete in this proposal of classic and sophisticated decoration.
Picture 4 - The mirror for room round in the corner of the environment completes the relaxed decoration of the place.
Picture 5 - Already in this other room, the round mirror was positioned so that it could reflect the furniture from the wall to the front.
Picture 6 - Positioned at the far end of the room, the round mirror brings even more depth to the space.
Picture 7 - The neutral and clean dining room bet on the mirror trick to amplify the feeling of space.
Picture 8 - It does not have to be very large: in this room, for example, the small mirror has been combined with other elements of the decoration and passes without making noise.
Picture 9 - The mirror that covers the entire height of the wall reflects the dining table in front of it and returns it duplicated to the environment.
Picture 10 - If you thought that next to the panel of the TV has a door that gives access to another room, errou! In fact you fell into the mirror trick, what you see there is just the reflection of the room.
Image 11 - The beautiful painted wall panel won an extra version when duplicated by the mirror.
Picture 12 - Behind the sofa, the mirror creates another illusion of optics, this time when reflecting the ladder.
Picture 13 - The small rectangular room gained depth with the mirror placed on the wall adjacent to the TV.
Picture 14 - Elegance and sophistication is with themselves: the mirrors do not leave the decor in the hand when the proposal is this.
Picture 15 - Modern room also surrendered to the charms and advantages of the mirror in the decoration.
Picture 16 - Even large rooms can benefit from the amplitude effect caused by the mirror; in this case, take the time to reflect what the environment is best for.
Picture 17 - In this room, the structure cast on the mirror wall brought innovation and originality to the proposal.
Picture 18 - This room was not afraid to dare and bet on mirrors of different shapes, sizes and frames, but notice that there is one thing in common: the golden color, which also appears in the rest of the decoration.
Picture 19 - The classic decoration of this room bet on the use of a round mirror of classic frame on the wall of boisseries.
Picture 20 - This room also has a mirror in front of the boiserie , only in a proposal much more modern and cool.
Picture 21 - Between the living room and the kitchen, a wall partition coated with mirror.
Image 22 - Use of mirrors in dark places is interesting to increase the luminosity, since the reflected light returns to the environment.
Image 23 - A purely decorative mirror in a very original proposal.
Picture 24 - Reflecting the elongated environment, this composition of mirrors, in addition to decorative, leaves the room bigger than it really is.
Image 25 - Combination of mirrors hexagons reflects the colors of the decoration and returns them to the environment.
Image 26 - Do you want to use a mirror in the living room, but there is no free wall for this? Have you considered the possibility of putting it behind the TV?
Picture 27 - In this room, the mirror was placed inside the niche to reflect the fern in front of it.
Picture 28 - No entrance hall , the mirror returns to its original function combined with the decorative proposal.
Picture 29 - Mirror for round room without frame: ideal for environments of clean and delicate proposal.
Picture 30 - Behind the niches, the large mirror decorates and confers depth to the room.
Picture 31 - Wall all coated with mirror is a great trick to increase the environment, but beware of what it will reflect, otherwise the proposal goes down the drain.
Picture 32 - Clean and modern decoration of this room used the mirror as a panel for TV.
Picture 33 - Even small, this mirror for an eye-shaped room is still original and gaining prominence in the hallway.
Picture 34 - The modern room, in black and white, bet on the tone of gold to create that air of sophistication; the mirror follows this proposal and presents itself with a refined frame of classic style, at the same time that brings a modern touch when placed directly on the floor.
Picture 35 - To compose the cheerful and welcoming decoration, a small mirror to room round on the niche in the wall.
Picture 36 - Small, discreet, but present.
Image 37 - And if you have a glass door dividing the environments you can choose to mirror it and gain the same effect as a traditional mirror.
Picture 38 - A thin, black and delicate frame: the best option for a modern and minimalist environment.
Picture 39 - The room of classic decoration chose to bring a mirror of irregular shape to break the sobriety.
Picture 40 - Nothing better to value the decoration than a large and well positioned mirror.
Picture 41 - The room of neutral tones gained amplitude and extra luminosity with the mirror to room behind the sofa.
Picture 42 - Round room mirrors are already delicate, in small format it is pure charm!
Picture 43 - Want a different idea of how to use a mirror on the living room wall? So you'll like this idea: the proposal here was to use rectangular cutouts of irregularly arranged mirrors along the length of the wall.
Picture 44 - And here another different way of using mirrors all over the wall.
Picture 45 - Create a special corner in your living room with an armchair, a lamp and a mirror.
Image 46 - Mirror is always mirror, but what goes with it makes all the difference.
Picture 47 - In window format: besides beautiful and creative, this idea still brings the concept of amplitude to the room.
Picture 48 - What a charm! These hexagonal mirrors translate the romantic and delicate soul of the environment.
Picture 49 - But if the hexagons do not please you very much, you can opt for a composition of square mirrors.
Picture 50 - Bypassing the wall of the TV, this room benefits from the beauty and functionality of the mirror to room.
Picture 51 - In this room, the narrow mirror band has gained special illumination with LED tape.
Picture 52 - Pictures on the mirror? Why not?
Picture 53 - In this room the mirror was placed next to the wooden panel.
Picture 54 - To highlight that special corner, a wall all mirrored.
Image 55 - The balcony turquoise decorated with cacti became even more fun with the assorted mirrors hanging over it.
Image 56 - The room mirror does not have to cover the entire wall; only one track of it is enough to demonstrate its functionality.
Image 57 - Where is the mirror? In this room it comes so well positioned behind the TV that you know it exists, but it does not easily locate it.
Image 58 - In this other proposal, the LED tapes were also the bet to highlight the mirror in the decoration.
Picture 59 - Room mirror: give that touch of charm and elegance using gilding friezes around the mirror.
Image 60 - In this room, 3D wall and mirror coexist harmoniously, each one doing his work