Contemporary Wall Mirrors

Decorative Ideas for Your Modern Space

While mirrors are a centuries old accessory and home interior necessity, contemporary wall mirrors bring a whole new sense of decorative style to your modern décor. Whether used alone or in combination with other art and accessories, contemporary wall mirrors will add sleek visual impact while making a space seem bigger and brighter. There are unlimited applications when using contemporary wall mirrors as focal points. Here are a few suggestions on where to start.

Step 1

Single Mirrors. Try a large contemporary wall mirror on its own as a dramatic and stunning focal point over a sofa, dining console or fireplace mantle. Set up high on a wall, a wall mirror will reflect light and make a space feel noticeably larger. Frames and styles range from wide or narrow frames in matte finishes or shiny finishes in chrome, nickel, brass or painted metal. Beveled edges and leaded glass let you introduce a vintage or nostalgic vibe.

Step 2

Series of Mirrors. Make a focal point with a series of mirrors arranged symmetrically or with casual unbalanced flair. Create a sense of unity and order with frames in the same finish, color or style. Or use a plain beveled edge mirror for minimalist impact. Try a large circular mirror offset over a couch and balance it with a series of three smaller circular framed mirrors in graduated sizes.

Step 3

Large Rectangular Mirrors. Create a focal point over a bed with a large rectangular mirror. Combine it with a simple wooden headboard in a deep shade of chocolate or espresso to add shimmer to the room. Let the headboard slightly overlap the bottom of the mirror keep the flow uninterrupted. Use sumptuous shades of taupe on the wall and in bedding by combining textures such as brushed chenille, suede and leather. Reflect a trio of vertically hung modern botanical or abstract prints in soothing shades of green and blue on the opposite wall and place a modern cushioned seat bench at the foot of the bed. Add a few accessories of glass, stone and natural fiber on the night tables along with sea green lamp bases topped with elongated linen drum shades to complete this sophisticated bedroom retreat.

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Pivoting Wall Mirrors. Go beyond the typical mirrored medicine chest in the bath. Pivoting wall mirrors are a great accent for a bathroom focal wall over the sinks and vanity. Create a stunning focal point over a tub with a dramatic contemporary mirror with a geometric design of overlapping squares. Black accents in an all white bath with animal inspired prints makes modern Safari style easy to achieve.

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Mirrors to Enlarge Spaces. Enlarge your dining space with a mirror over the console or server. Choose a dazzling circular mirror surrounded with a frame of glistening tiles or capiz shells against an accent wall in a soothing shade of deep green. A tall simple vase made of black glazed pottery or metal balances the mirror when filled with graceful greenery or orchids.

Step 6

Tall, Contemporary Mirrors. A narrow wall beside an entry becomes an instant focal point with a tall rectangular contemporary wall mirror set behind a trio of nested side tables. Add a mirrored tray to the top of the table and adorn it with a vase of flowers that will be reflected from behind and below, making the space extra welcoming.

This article was provided by A Davis who writes for - a site carrying quality contemporary wall art, metal wall artwork and metal wall hangings.

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