1. Reflected glory
If you have wall panelling, fix mirrors of the same style to fit the frames for a modern take on a classic feel. Combine with a soft paint colour in a light-reflective neutral such as Farrow & Ball's Shadow White or Ammonite, £22 for 750ml, to create an elegant Gustavian feel.
2. On the double
A statement mirror hung above a console is a natural choice for a stylish entrance hall. Design experts Maison & Mirrors say a mirror will lend polish to any room with little effort, illuminating dark corners with drama. Enhance visual interest by sourcing furniture with mirrored elements. This table with mirrored base is a brilliant companion piece to the mirror above.
3. Full coverage
Mirrors in a bathroom are not only decorative, but practical, too, as this is often the room with the least natural light. For a contemporary feel, try teaming a mirrored wall with wallpaper. Add a layer of foil mirror backing to bathroom mirrors to protect against moisture and preserve longevity.
4. Salvaged charm
Bring individuality to a room with a quirky alternative to a mirror hung on an alcove wall. Look for a door in a salvage yard with an existing mirrored panel or recreate the look with an old pine door and have a piece of glass cut and fitted by an expert. In a low-ceilinged room, angle the door slightly so the panel reflects the ceiling and the rest of the room to suggest extra space.
5. Deco style
Perfect for adding a boudoir feel to a bedroom, mirrors can introduce interior styles from different eras, too. This mirrored dressing table reminiscent of the Art Deco era looks beautiful with a country-style mirrored French armoire and freestanding dressing table mirror. Find original pieces at antique fairs or, for modern takes, try Laura Ashley and The French Bedroom Company.
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