128: Decorating with Mirrors

by MJ Gourd


Day 128 of 365 Days of a Happy Home!

Do you have a corner of a dark room that is crying out for illumination?  Do you have a small space that needs to feel larger and more important (not unlike a young child)?  Mirrors can work wonders.  The first mirrors, dating back to 600 BC were nothing more than polished natural materials that reflected objects.  Later they would include beautiful metals like copper, silver or even gold.  Today we transform spaces with mirrors, old and new. 

Here the corner of an entryway is brightened by a re-purposed 

Here the corner of an entryway is brightened by a re-purposed 

We added mirror glass to the back of this wet bar.  It not only reflects the light, but the objects on the shelves. 

We added mirror glass to the back of this wet bar.  It not only reflects the light, but the objects on the shelves. 

In this tiny bathroom, we selected a bold round mirror with a tiny frame to make the space feel bigger.

In this tiny bathroom, we selected a bold round mirror with a tiny frame to make the space feel bigger.

The stairwell we placed a pair of these sconces in has lots of natural light.  It needed the help of the mirror in these sconces to reflect the light at night. 

The stairwell we placed a pair of these sconces in has lots of natural light.  It needed the help of the mirror in these sconces to reflect the light at night. 

This mirror was artfully placed to not only reflect light, but to bring the outside in! 

This mirror was artfully placed to not only reflect light, but to bring the outside in!