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7 Inspiring Ways to Add a Mirror to Your Living Room

Whenever I’m over at someone’s house and getting settled down on the couch in their living room, one of the first things I do is look around the room for a mirror. If I don’t see one on the walls, I feel obligated to suggest it. Mirrors are the best thing you can do for your living room. They add so much detail, decoration, and function to your home and take away nothing. In fact, I firmly believe that a room automatically looks more sophisticated and put together if it has a great mirror in it. There are a few tricks to getting and hanging the perfect mirror in your living room; you definitely can’t just place it anywhere and expect wonderful things to happen to your space. No, no — there’s a method to this mirror madness and I’m going to share a few tidbits of my mirror knowledge with you. Here we go!

It’s all about position

The thing about having a mirror in your living room is the position. You can get a lot out of your mirror if it’s placed properly! Hanging it on the same wall as the only windows in the room is probably not the best idea. Think through all of the possibilities of hanging your mirror and ask yourself what you want to get out of your mirror. If you’re looking for a mirror to brighten up your living room, try hanging it on a wall opposite your windows. The light from the windows will reflect off of the mirror, making the room seem brighter than it really is. If you have a smaller living room, hanging a larger mirror on a big wall will reflect the room and make your space seem bigger than it is. But besides being functional, mirrors can be pretty, too! There are so many things a mirror can do for you, so do something for yourself and make sure you hang it or lean it in the best possible position for your home!

Make it unique to you and your home

You are unique and so is your home. Your mirror should reflect (pun intended!) that. Don’t just head down to Ikea and pick up a mirror that will “do the job.” Seek out a mirror that screams your name and will make your living room one of a kind. It will definitely take some time and effort, but once you find — or make — the right mirror, your living room will sparkle with personality! Doesn’t that sound perfect?

To help you get the ball rolling, here are 7 inspiring ways to add a mirror to your living room:

Add Light 1 of 7
Mirrors can be an awesome way to reflect light in your home. This is the number one reason I love mirrors in my living room.

Get more inspiration from Tim Ticks and find a similar mirror for $59.99 at Overstock
Add Design 2 of 7
You almost don't realize this one is a mirror! Using an interesting mirror is a great way to add some design to an otherwise bland room.

Get more inspiration from Home Mu and find a similar mirror for $577.97 at Overstock
Double Your Space ... Kind of 3 of 7
Along with reflecting light, a mirror is great at reflecting the whole space! This is especially great for smaller rooms. They look instantly bigger. It's fantastic!

Get more inspiration from Anderson Glassand find a similar mirror for $116.99 at Overstock
Kick Your Art up a Notch 4 of 7
I love putting a great mirror among a wall of art or even placed alone with a single painting or print. It's a great way to kick your art up a notch!

Get more inspiration from HGTV and find a similar mirror for $174.99 at Overstock
Fill Space on a Bare Wall 5 of 7
Have a big bare space on your wall? Me too. Fill it with a nice big mirror! Can you imagine this wall without the mirror? Awful, right? But with it, the room is instantly complete!

Get more inspiration from Design Manifest and find a similar mirror for $135.99 at Overstock
Check Yourself 6 of 7
And now for the obvious. Use a great mirror as an easy way to check yourself on the way out!

Get more inspiration from Mirror Lot and find a similar look for $1,899 at Wayfair
Add Some Glam 7 of 7
Sometimes the thing a living room is missing is some glam. This pretty number really makes the room, don't you think?

Get more inspiration from So Into Decorating and find a similiar mirror for $249 at West Elm
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