Interior Obsessions – the Mirror

By Modern Simplicity • Updated on 06/28/2012

You probably use a mirror at least twice a day as you get ready in the morning and prepare to turn in for the night. And there are some fabulous ways to set up the mirrors in your bathroom, from wall-to-wall to a really cool frame. Perhaps you like a long length mirror to check out your outfit before you head out the door. Sure, you can just put that behind the closet door (and a great trick on that is to build in into the panel of the door,) but mirrors can be a great accent to your home because they serve a multiple purpose. Don’t relegate them to the closet or bathroom ““ bring them out of hiding!

A mirror not only provides you with feedback on your appearance, but it also extends space. It can make a narrow room feel wider, and can help an enclosed space to feel more open. We have a hallway that turns a corner, so a long mirror placed at that turn helps alleviate that blocked feeling (and is a great check on the way out the door.) A framed mirror adds substance to a wall surface, the same way a piece of artwork might. It draws your eye to an object, and depending on the frame, can really help to ground the space. Do you need to hang a mirror on the wall? You can, but why not think about leaning it against it? A smaller mirror might sit upon a dresser, or a full-length one can tilt back from the floor. It can be part of a larger grouping of framed pieces and accessories, or can stand all by itself. It reflects light, it reflects you, what more do you need?

(above) Tilted in the Living Room

Frame Between Windows + Collection of Mirrors

Bathroom Mirror System

Built into Wall + Mirrored Interior Frame

Ornate Frame

Amy wrote this post. She is the designer and owner of FormFire Glassworks, where she creates modern lampwork glass beads and jewelry, and by day designs custom homes for a small firm in Southern California. You can follow her twitter @formfireglass.

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i love the collection of mirrors. a great idea for any interior space!


Mirror is one of the important thing in our not only in our house but in our personal belongings. This can check our outfit and appearance before we get out in our house. Not only appearance can check of this but it also give a look our house wide space.

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