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Home Decorating Tips: Reflective Accents

Home Decorating Tips: Reflective Accents

Home Decorative Accents

Adding reflective accent pieces is an age-old interior designer trick that works wonders for any room. Use it to your best advantage to add light, and a reflective glow to your space.

  • Start with the most obvious choice – an accent mirror. A large-sized one strategically placed over your living room sofa will instantly make the room feel grand and open. Gather a collection of mirrors with decorative frames or delicate etching along a wall for a curated look or place a few in a narrow corner to brighten it up. Prop up a tall horizontal mirror that fills up at least three quarters of a wall to expand the feeling of a room’s space. It’s an ideal way to add visual interest to a minimally decorated space and works especially well in apartments or small spaces.
  • Hanging a mirror in a spot that will reflect a nearby window gives the illusion that there is another window in the room. Cover an entire wall with a mirror to double the look of the space – be sure that the reflections it creates will maximize the space and not create blinding problems. (For instance, be sure to check how that might play out around sunset when the light will hit the mirror.)
  • Add items that reflect light, such as mirrors, glass tables and crystal light fixtures to brighten up the mood of a room.
  • Mirrors don’t corner the market when it comes to reflective decorative elements. Glass-top tables open up your space just as well, as do crystal light fixtures and accent pieces. Think vases, chandeliers, figurines and picture frames. Pairing candles up alongside mirrors will also double the glow thanks to the reflective qualities. All these tips are wonderful ways to be reflective no matter what your decorating style may be!

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5 thoughts on “Home Decorating Tips: Reflective Accents

  1. My wife told me that she wants to redecorate our home for next year, so I think this article about home decorative accents will be of help to her. I like your tip on adding reflective accent pieces to add light and a reflective glow to our space. I’ll definitely share this with her so that we can buy decorative accents online. Thanks!

  2. I like that you provided some tips on home decorative accents such as hanging a mirror in a spot which would make it look like the room is bigger than it actually is. You may want to install a mirror that would cover one part of your wall. This would ultimately create an illusion that the space of the room is fully maximized and would surely catch the attention of your guests. It is not only convenient but very practical as well. If I were to put some decorative accents in my living room, I would make sure to take this into account. Thanks.

    1. Hi Bobby,

      Thank you for your sharing, very good points! Mirrors are a great way to make a space look bigger!

  3. I just moved into a new apartment and really want to add more life the place with some new decor and accents, and your idea to add an accent mirror is great. Adding visual interest is exactly what I’m going for, and because of my limited space, as you said, it would be perfect for doing that without crowding anything. Getting other glass items would be lovely as well, particularly your idea of pairing candles alongside the mirror to get that nice double-glow.

    1. Hello Rianna,
      Thank you for sharing and we are glad that our tips helped your new home. Smaller living can sometimes feel challenging, but small accents can make an apartment feel like home in no time!
      Warmest Wishes,
      Your Country Door Team

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