Why You Need a Mirror in Every Room

Compass Rose reclaimed wood mirror

Can you ever have too many mirrors? Not unless you have too many walls in your house, because mirrors belong everywhere. And when you run out of walls, you can always group your mirrors together to create an artful display. Allow us to persuade you that adding another mirror to your collection is always a brilliant decorating move.

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Mirrors Enlarge Small Spaces
Everyone knows about the mirror’s room-expanding powers, enacted on a grand scale in the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles and in miniature in powder rooms across the country. By creating the illusion of space on the other side of the frame, mirrors add a magically open and airy feeling to a room.

One spot that people often overlook as a prime location for a mirror is the outdoors. If you’ve got a small balcony or if your porch is somewhat enclosed, hang a mirror or two to make the space feel larger during the day and to flash sparkling candlelight at night. And think about placing a mirror in a stairwell or at the end of a hallway to open up a transitional space.

Mirrors enlarge outdoor spaces

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Mirrors Add Sparkle
One of the most important things to think about while decorating is texture. Mirrors add texture by bouncing light around the room and providing a super-shiny surface. Position them to reflect windows or lamps whenever you can.

Bathrooms are a traditional spot for dazzling mirrors, but what about your den or office? These tend to be smaller rooms in the home, often without windows, and they could do with a lift from a luxe mirror that amplifies light.

Mirrors add sparkle to a home office

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Great for Last Minute Look-downs
Mirrors are a must-have in your entryway or near your front door so that you can check yourself over before you leave the house. Apply a fresh coat of lipstick and arrange your scarf just so before heading off to brunch.

As a bonus, mirrors will also work their space-enlarging magic in entryways, which can be short or narrow. And consider a mirror for your walk-in closet so that your look-downs don’t have to be last-minute.


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More for Your Investment
Mirrors are usually more affordable than artwork, which means you can make a big impact for less. Mirrors also don’t go out of style as quickly, so you can splurge on one without worrying that you will tire of it. Place mirrors in spots traditionally reserved for pictures, such as above the fireplace mantel or over your buffet in the dining room.

Mirrors can be an economical alternative to artwork

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An EcoChic reclaimed wood mirror gives you the best of both worlds: a bright mirrored surface and a painterly frame. The Compass Rose, with its round shape and piecework design, performs beautifully as the centrepiece on a wall of mirrors. And the mix of colorful reclaimed boatwood makes it a versatile choice when you want to move the Compass Rose around to different areas of the house to keep things fresh.

With so many choices for using mirrors in your home, how can you go wrong?

Megan Risdon

CEO EcoChic

Megan Risdon is the CEO of EcoChic Lifestyles. She was inspired to found the company when she discovered the possibilities for crafting art furniture from colorful fishing boat wood.