Monday, April 16, 2012


mir•ror / mir r/[mir-er]noun 

1. a reflecting surface, originally of polished metal 
but now usually of glass with a silvery, metallic, 
or amalgam backing. 
2. such a surface set into a frame, attached to a
handle, etc., for use in viewing oneself or as an

Mirrors are truly ornaments in
our homes. Their reflective surfaces
can make a room look 
larger, pick up natural light and 
disperse it through a room or, 
when grouped together, they 
can complete a room by becoming 
a collective piece of art.

I have thought for as long as I 
can remember that there should 
always be a mirror in every room.

But my new view on mirrors is the 
power they possess when
grouped together.
With most groupings on a wall, 
there has to be some cohesive element in the design,
such as the same color or finish,
the same shape, or the same subject.
However, with mirrors,
the cohesive element is the mirror itself.
Because of this, 
you can mix and match every color,
 metal, shape and size and
they still look and feel like a planned out design.
Mirrors translate into every design style.
If you’re into a funky,vintage vibe,
the old ornate mirrors that your grandmother once 
proudly hung can get a face lift with a vibrant coat of orange, 
turquoise, or red. And if you’re really
brave you can paint each mirror a 
different color, but still hang as a group.
If your style is more modern and sleek,
you can focus on square or 
rectangle frames with simple lines and
 hang them very close together.
 They will begin to look like one large 
but simple piece of art.
Once you have established what style you 
are and the type of frame to use,
you then have to decide where
 the group of mirrors will go in 
your home.
Try to remember the areas that 
might not be considered the “prime real estate.” 
The wall space in a hall or a stairway can 
become highlights of your home when 
given the opportunity to shine with mirrors.
The “prime real estate” like the mantel or wall 
behind the sofa will always make a brilliant display 
when given the reflective treatment.
 There is really no place in your home that a mirror can’t affect,
 and a group of mirrors makes that
effect shine just a little brighter.

Your home is a reflection of you. So, don’t
just let your little light shine — REFLECT it!
{all pictures via pinterest}