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22 ways to decorate your home with mirrors for a modern look

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Often after living a long time in the same house the decor can start to feel stale and uninspired. Since full renovations take a lot of time and investment, here at homify we love suggesting easy and economical ways to change the layout of your rooms or upgrade the decor. These quick measures will completely change the way you look at your home, and without too much effort give it a fresh and modern look.

Today we're bringing you some great ideas from our homify professionals to help you decorate your home with mirrors. Not just a matter of vanity, mirrors increase our perception of space, reflect light throughout our home, and they look great. Perfect for small dimly lit homes and large open spaces, they can be fun and funky, or refined and classic, depending on your taste and the decor of your home. Whether they fulfil an important function in the bathroom, or just add a design flourish in the living room, mirrors are a fabulous addition to any home. 

Now let's get in to it!

1. Use the mirror as a canvas

Superimpose framed images on your mirror for a unique and creative effect. Mirrors make for a fantastically dynamic canvas, because they are alive, and change depending on the light and angle that you view them from.

2. Play with the arrangement

This example uses identical mirrors with a regally inspired shape to produce a stunning pattern. The negative space between the mirrors produces an interesting effect, while also giving you plenty of reflection to get your look just right!

3. Corner mirrors

This is a really striking effect. Covering a corner in mirrors will produce new and exciting shapes and colours, with a modernist approach to angles. Great for reflecting the natural light filtering into the home, these mirrors enhance the decorative elements placed throughout the rest of the room.

4. Sophisticated frames

This bathroom has a refined luxury that is perfectly encapsulated in the fantastic mirror frames. There are plenty of options when choosing a mirror, so get one that fits the decor perfectly!

5. Increase the depth of the room

By placing mirrors behind shelves you create a superficial sense of depth, great for small rooms and kitchens. Here we see the room looks to extend beyond the glass shelves, plus the reflected light really makes the objects glow.

6. Look for unique shapes

There are all kinds of fabulous mirrors available right here at homify, so don't be afraid to get creative. Here the classic double vanities get an artistic twist with these fantastic shapes, and paired with the textured paint they have us dreaming of autumn.

7. Use them for doors

Another great idea for creating depth in a small room is to use mirrors for the doors of your wardrobe or any cabinets. This will mean that the furniture is unobtrusive, and it will increase the perceived floor space rather than diminishing it.

8. Simple and contemporary

Sometimes form should follow function, as we see here with this minimalist mirror, that looks sleek and modern.

9. Floor to ceiling

With it's impressive size this mirror is really effective, completely doubling the room. An especially great idea for such a vibrant dining room!

10. Complementary pieces

Despite it's lively colour palette the decor here is very uncomplicated, so a simple hardwood frame to match the furniture is a great design decision. Consider what elements of your interior design you want to enhance, and find the perfect mirror!

11. Fun and jovial

This room has an amazing atmosphere that's really enhanced by these offset circular mirrors of varying sizes that look just like bubbles!

12. An optical illusion

This room is so alive with colour, why not fit in as much as possible? That's exactly what they did with these large mirrors that create a fun optical illusion, sure to entertain kids for hours.

13. Separate functionality

This is a great option for a small apartment, extending what is quite a small room, and separating functionality from the living room in an integrated environment.

14. Creative shapes

Bathroom mirrors are an essential, so it's easy not to give them a second thought, but this elegant design really steals our attention!

15. A classical living room

Hung above the fireplace, this impressive large mirror with a gorgeous gilded frame really completes the look of this timeless living room.

16. Doubling as a cabinet

A mirrored cabinet is a great way to optimise space, serving two essential functions in the bathroom. The backlight adds a magical touch to this floating cabinet as well as enhancing its purpose.

17. Round and round

This understated mirror is straightforward and uncomplicated for effortless style.

18. A piece of art

This funky and contemporary room is perfectly served by this fun piece. Another great example of all the exciting new designs available here at homify!

19. Small mirrors

This is an absolutely adorable bathroom, with several sweet touches contributing to its rustic charm, but we think those small framed mirrors really make it.

20. Shape the environment

With odd shapes, and varied sizes, these mirrors create an otherworldly look that's exciting and quirky. This is a good example of how we can completely change our perception of the decor with a few well chosen pieces.

21. Contemorary chic

This simple geometric pattern has a contemporary feel that really works well with the minimal decoration. It also allows us to appreciate that fun piece of art on the opposite wall!

22. Contrasting styles

Rules are made to be broken, and sometimes a creative contrast is exactly what you need. Here we have a tropically themed dining room contrasted with classic mirrors for a dynamic look.

Simple! Now it's time to go out there and find the perfect mirror to complete your home, but first here's some more great ideas for decorating your walls!

Which mirror was your favourite? Let us know in the comments!
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