How to Incorporate Mirrors into Your Decor for an Improved Space

Mirrors are your home’s best friend. When strategically arranged, they offer a quick solution to many aesthetic challenges by adding more light and the illusion of more space. Framed mirrors can add even more flair to any given space, as they blur the line between functionality and decor. Use framed mirrors in your home to achieve any of the following effects:

1. If you're looking to create a cozy or rustic vibe

Choose your frame according to the ambience you aim to create. For instance, a series of small and medium-sized mirrors with varying frame types -- from chunky to minimal, vintage to modern, wood to metallics, and black or white to boldly colorful -- can be highly personalized and hung in clusters to add depth to a bare wall. Securely hang or lean a larger mirror with a thick statement frame against a wall to play up a room’s natural light and add warmth to darker spaces.

2. If you're looking to fill a space near art

So, you’ve hung all your prized pieces of wall art and the room in question is looking sharp and stylish -- right? This may not be so if you’re left with an abundance of drab, bare space. While some intentional white space can be tasteful, too much can leave any area feeling empty. Luckily, you can fill in any gaps by adding a mirror! Rather than haphazardly adding more art and going from underwhelming to cluttered, add a mirror to fill in any obvious gaps while ensuring your paintings and posters remain focal points. For example, try hanging a narrow mirror and flanking it with artwork on either side. This look is especially perfect for entryways and mantle space above fireplaces.

3. If you're looking to jazz up your living room

The living room is often the largest room in the home, which also means there's a lot of wall space to work with. There’s no need to bog down your room with too many hanging trinkets, but there are some key focal areas where filling space can go a long way. A framed extra-large mirror is perfect for this area, as it not only opens up the space, but it can also be customized to fit your design inspiration -- whether it's farmhouse chic or clean and modern.

If you’re in the market for a new mirror or have an existing mirror you’re looking to upgrade, bring it into our Fremont frame studio for a custom or ready-made frame that suits your decor needs!

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