Bare walls are boring. Fact. So why not decorate your wall with a stylish feature mirror? A well-placed statement mirror can completely transform your home as if by magic reflecting light around the room and giving the impression of extra space. We have included our top design tips for using mirrors in your home and have handpicked our top statement wall mirrors from the fabulous range of wall decor at OKA. The OKA Mirror Collection includes a range of different shapes, sizes, and styles including classic rectangular mirrors, full-length free-standing mirrors, and large statement mirrors.
5 Design Hints for Using Mirrors in Your Home
Far from simply being a practical object in which to check your hair and make-up before you leave the house, a mirror is often an interior designer’s secret weapon and can be used to extend and reflect light, create drama, and rework your space in an instant.
1. Use Mirrors to Illuminate a Room
To let light in simply place a mirror opposite, or next to, a window to increase the amount and quantity of light in the room (no matter how gloomy the sky is outside.) The bigger the mirror, the brighter the space will be, as mirrors effectively double your light source.
The Hilde antique-style vertical mirror is the ideal choice for a bedroom and will instantly make any space feel brighter and more open (especially when located above a mirrored chest of drawers.) A wonderful centerpiece, the Hilde Mirror features a decorative design made from iron and beveled edge detailing that gives the piece a magical look and feel.
2. Use Mirrors to Decorate a Room
Mirrors will cleverly deceive the eye and can be used to enhance and decorate a room or deflect attention away from quirky spaces such as sloping ceilings or gaps too small for furniture. Perfect for rooms where you intend to entertain, a mirror placed against a wall in a dining room can create the look of a grand gathering, whilst a large mirror in a living room will give the illusion of space, as well as making an attractive piece of mounted art.
The Fangorn Mirror from OKA’s On The Wild Side Collection will allow you to bring the outside in. Inspired by nature, the design features realistic branch detail made from real wood surrounding a large rectangular mirror. The natural finish will blend in beautifully with most interiors and will work especially well with neutral tones and metallics.
3. Use Mirrors to Create a Focal Point
In rooms in which there isn’t a fireplace or mantelpiece to position your furnishings around, a mirror can be a fantastic tool for dictating the centre point of the space. The stunning Versailles Mirror from OKA with distressed bronze frame will project out from the wall making it perfect to place above a console table instantly creating a focal point.
4. Use Mirrors to Create a Window
For a windowless room or corner where you need to make the most of the natural light, a mirror can make it feel much brighter and more spacious. Choose a design that features window-like elements like separate glass panes, bars, or shutters to create the illusion.
We love the Heligan Mirror which has been designed in the form of an arched window. This shape is not only interesting as a stand-alone piece but can also be used to create the illusion of a window or to bounce light back into a room. This style of mirror will work particularly well over a fireplace, console, or sideboard. Made from solid wood, the mirror’s frame is painted white and then distressed by hand, making each one unique.
5. Use Mirrors to Brighten Dark Corners
Maximise the quantity of light within a room by setting a mirror behind a switched-on lamp, or pair with mirrored furniture to reflect light and liven up your interior space. The Trois Mirror can be placed on a dressing table and angled to add light to a room.
Mysa Mirror Gold £595
The Mysa Mirror in gold is a long, slim mirror that will fit neatly in a narrow space, such as a dark corner, or can be hung in multiples, side-by-side, to create a stunning feature wall.
For more inspiration and to view the full range online, take a look at OKA Mirrors