In my early 20’s, when it came to filling wall space in any room, a large wall mirror (or collection of smaller ones) was an obvious, functional and often affordable go-to. My college roommates and I un-artfully covered a wall in our dining room with mirrors from TJMaxx (that collectively probably cost us $50 in total– thank you, TJMaxx!). No, you cannot see pictures of that room!
But as I’ve gotten older (why must we age?!), I’ve learned to appreciate mirrors for so much more than their surface area and accessibility! We certainly agree with designer Andreea Avram Rusu (as is relayed via HGTV) in that, “mirrors bring light and depth into rooms– they’re like decorative windows you can move around and place as you like.”
The selection of a mirror can actually be intentional, personal, and even fun. The shape, finish, style, frame all say something about you and your living space.
Some of our favorite mirror round-ups (new and old!) include:
* Mirror, Mirror on the Wall! 11 Reflective Options for your Entryway by Miranda Jones on PopSugar Home
* Etsy Mirror Round Up by Kirsten Krason at 6th Street Design School
* Under $100 Mirrors by Grace Bonney at DesignSponge
No more thoughtlessly selected/arranged filler mirrors for me (although don’t worry, TJMaxx, you will always be one of my first stops). My mirrors are making a statement from here on out!