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Mirror, Mirror on the (Bedroom) Wall…

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Mirror, Mirror on the (Bedroom) Wall…

Tips for mirrors in your bedroom

The bedroom is perhaps the most intimate space in your home. You want to make sure your bedroom is equipped with furniture and decor that best suits your most private quarters. A fantastic way to make your bedroom gorgeous is with the use of mirrors. Even though bedroom mirrors add elegance and utility to your boudoir, one should be careful of their placement in the room. We will help you choose the ideal location, size, and style for your bedroom mirror using expert opinion.

Bedroom mirrors serve various purposes. They can help reflect natural light into the bedroom, creating depth and illumination in a small space, and lending decoration to the style of the room. Especially when it comes to smaller bedrooms, the use of mirrors can create a view of larger space, just like Lauren Flanagan states, in her blog How to Make a Small Room Look Bigger:

Mirrors are great for reflecting light and creating the illusion of more space…. While a series of small mirrors look great, generally speaking, it’s better to use large mirrors when trying to make a small room look bigger.”

Ideal locations for mirrors in the bedroom are:

  • Over the dresser, usually with a large mirror angled toward a focal point in the bedroom, such as a chandelier or a painting.
  • Near or across from a window, a large mirror is very effective at reflecting natural light into the bedroom.
  • Hanging a full-length mirror on your bedroom or closet door will let you always make sure you have an adequate view of your whole outfit (shoes included!)
  • On the wall behind or beside your bedside table, with two small symmetrical mirrors that can reflect the light off the nightstand lamps.

Yet many interior designers and feng shui experts discourage placing mirrors in front or above your bed. Rodika Tchi, in her blog Feng Shui Tips for a Mirror Facing the Bed states:

“A mirror directly facing the bed depletes your personal energy when you need it the most: at nighttime when your body does its repair work.”

Rule of thumb: Mirrors can be placed anywhere in the bedroom expect if they are above or in front of the bed.

If you're looking to enhance the visual depth of a small room, improve natural light into space, get a good view of yourself or add elegance and design to your boudoir, a bedroom mirror will help with these factors. Not to mention, mirrors with additional features, such as the Wood Finished Mirrored Jewelry Armoire that helps store your jewelry inside itself, add practicality and style. The Tall Giganti Bronze Finish Graded Rectangular Mirror is perfect for a full sized mirror that will reflect natural light into the bedroom if put aside or facing a window and offers a full body reflection so you won’t miss even the slightest detail of your outfit. Finally, a pair of Isle Bamboo Inlaid Rectangular Wall Mirrors adds the perfect design and symmetry behind you and your partner's bedside tables.

Make sure to view more of our products when choosing the right bedroom mirror!