25 mirror decor ideas from designer rooms

KARYN R MILLET, Karyn Millet

Ah, the power of strong mirror placement. Mirrors don’t just brighten up an entire room by reflecting light and They reflect your beautiful ray of sunshine back into the room, but also fill awkward corners and liven up dull walls. And much like art and lighting, these decorative items can function as architectural statements or subtle accents. The possibilities of mirror decoration are really endless. Mirrors are arguably the greatest home invention (after the almighty toilet). Whether you want to brighten up your walls, review an outfit or apply makeup, reflect light and/or make a room appear larger than it is, these 25 designer room mirror decor ideas will help you achieve your goals.

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A three-dimensional mirror attached to the velvet-upholstered walls adds an edgy touch to the elegant, formal space designed by Alison Pickart.

Designer Dee Murphy added a custom brass shelf between the Hellman range and the hood to place knick-knacks and a mirror that makes the room appear larger. We know what you’re thinking: A mirror in the peak measurement zone will collect debris. Good news: Murphy confirmed that staying clean isn’t nearly as high-maintenance as you might think.

A sculptural backlit mirror piece above the mantelpiece in this living room designed by Tamsin Johnson Interiors keeps us on our toes. While a classic mirror might seem expected, this eye-catching element is anything but.

This ingenious solution for small spaces gets a lot done while taking up as little space as possible. Juan Carretero flanked the bed with two custom floor-to-ceiling wardrobes that act as closets, and the alcove beneath the built-in wall light acts as a bedside table. Mirrored exteriors make the massive furniture appear invisible.

Wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling antique-look mirrors create intrigue and further open the open floor plan in this NYC home designed by Celerie Kemble.

Mirrored tiles maximize light and make you feel like you’re in your own little fun-filled disco ball universe. In this kitchen designed by ETC.etera at the Firehouse Hotel in LA, the mirrored backsplash contrasts with the casual wicker stools.

A gilded mirror adds just enough timelessness to this small living room designed by Arent & Pyke. The floral art deco rug, geometric cube table and other fun, contemporary and colorful touches take the spotlight.

The infinity effect works well in a modern, minimalist setting, like in this bathroom designed by Kristin Fine.

Along with a large indoor tree, an antique standing mirror makes perfect use of a corner in Heidi Caillier’s bedroom.

In this master bedroom designed by ETC.etera, the closet is separated by a curtain and by a flexible wall elevated by mirrored panels.

Elizabeth Roberts Architects filled this non-working fireplace tin with plants. Use yours with a cluster of pine-scented candles to get that flickering flame effect and woodsy smell, then place an organic mirror above the mantel.

Mark D. Sikes preserved the historic stained glass window in this powder room and even inspired the wallpaper pattern from it. A small blue medallion is enhanced by the sky blue wallpaper by Katie Ridder, while all the red color in the vanity area really stands out.

A small, wall-mounted Demilune table brings old-world opulence to this Patrick McGrath-designed apartment, while the vibrant and eclectic artwork and stacked books give it a relaxed vibe. The mirror reflects natural light and the small surface provides just enough space to support photos and flowers without jutting too far into the walkway.

Alternating frames, sizes and shapes make this experimental mirrored bathroom gallery wall by Cecilia Casagrande both fun and practical.

In this purple and black bedroom designed by Kingston Lafferty Interiors, a custom floating vanity is mirrored, as is the wall behind it. They flow directly into each other, opening up the space and providing a work surface without constricting the bed area.

A floor-length mirror directly opposite the large windows further enhances the natural sunlight in this minimalist dining room from AP Design House. But it’s not just any floodlit mirror! The curved top accentuates the traditional crown molding for a touch of whimsy.

A frameless mirror blends seamlessly into this floral wallpaper powder room designed by Atelier ND, mirroring the artwork on the back wall. It’s a real jewelry box.

A large industrial mirror leans casually against the wall in this contemporary living room designed by Tamsin Johnson, reflecting both the edgy green carpet and black metal detailing and the relaxed beach vibe of the waterfront sofas and prints.

Tamsin Johnson extended the beautiful bespoke marble material from the vanity to the backsplash, even framing the double oval mirrors with it. The rich purple veining gives a royally polished look.

Cute patterned floor tiles and off-white painted walls add a warm, neutral touch to this glamorous bathroom designed by Meredith McBrearty. The mirror-like material used for the tub looks fresh paired with the brass fittings.

A mirrored wall in the sunken lounge makes this small, architecturally quirky entryway by Kingston Lafferty Design appear much larger. A fun cone-shaped red pendant and pink curved bench bring the rustic archway to life.

Make your walk-in closet feel like a bespoke dressing room with a three-way mirror. Add custom shelves for shoes, purses, and other accessories, like Heather Hilliard did here.

Rather than mirroring an entire wall, work with a local supplier to customize your mirror glass to enhance specific moldings. Here, built-in wardrobes in a Tamsin Johnson bedroom break up the solid material, while the lacquer color adds a nice contrast.

Monochrome always looks cool and this bathroom from 2LG Studios is no exception. They turned the awkward corner into something grand with a custom vanity and mirror.

An antique mirror reflects light and makes the space appear larger, while the ghost chair keeps bulky furniture to a minimum for a wide-open feel. Following designer Lindsey Bond’s example, upholster your floating shelf in leather and then add some nailhead trim for a tailored look.

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