Reflect Your Good Taste: Decorate with Mirrors

Fun and affordable, mirrors are a great alternative to hanging art on your walls and they come in a wide array of shapes and sizes so you will be sure to find one to suit your space, style and budget. Here are a few suggestions to get you started: 

Front Entrance
  • A mirror by the door is a must. Not only does it allow you or your guests to take a glimpse at yourself before you head out; a mirror also reflects daylight so if you have a small entrance way it will make the space appear larger and brighter than it actually is.
    In the Hallway
    • You can use a mirror to trick the eye and bring the far wall of a hall forward or diminish the depth of a long narrow hallway by placing a large mirror at the other end. It will also help bounce light from the ceiling, therefore brightening up a space that’s often dim.
    Above a Mantel
    • A large mirror is an excellent way to accentuate a fireplace as the focal point of a room. It can reflect and increase the light in the room, and if you’re lucky enough to have a great view, a mirror will showcase the reflection of the scenery you may have. Hang your mirror the same way you would hang art over the mantel. Click here for more tips on hanging over a mantel.
    Above a couch or on a Large Wall
    • Be creative and jazz up that space with starburst shaped mirrors, large round ones, or even a grouping of several smaller mirrors. They could all be the same shape or all different depending of the effect you want to create and your personal style. Hanging a large mirror in the center of the wall with smaller ones around it creates a stunning arrangement.
    At Under The Roof Decorating, our mission is to make picture hanging easy.  We design products such as Hang & Level and Déco Nails to help you hang pictures exactly where you want them without making extra holes in your walls.

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