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: