Mirror, Mirror...

Mirror, mirror on the wall.  They are perfect for entryways because they help brighten things up by reflecting light, even without any windows nearby.  Mirrors also create the illusion that the space is larger than it really is and sets the tone for an impressive first impression. This edit features our favorite mirrors & wall decor placements and styling inspirations.

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Sarah Norwood

Mirror   So what’s next?  Upon reflection, mirrors look best with something to anchor it. Here are stylish ideas to put below the entry way mirror: 

A small chest of drawers. 

A bench.  

A free-standing shelf.  

A console table-often placed against a wall because it’s wide and fairly shallow. 

Style it out with books, a green plant, a family photo, a small decorative object or a piece of art (Tip: Lean the art against the wall rather than hanging it) Or go simple and minimalist.

What to do if your stairs are right by the front door? Place a mirror on a side wall by the stairs for an inviting welcome home. Consider the Feng Shui set of principles that help align your living space with who you are and what you want.

Feng Shui says the front door is the main portal of the home from which you can receive positive energy and opportunities. Placing a mirror facing the front door pushes energy out of the home vs bringing it inwards. Consider placing mirrors perpendicular to the front door and connect it to an intention like harmony or expanding the opportunities in your life.

Seeing double or triple? 2 or 3 rectangular mirrors placed side by side make an elegant and impressive statement, whether they are in the foyer, the living room, or the bedroom.

Where else can mirrors live?

So many places.  Above a bedroom dresser or a bed.  Behind a chair or above a console in your home office. Above bathroom vanities and behind a free-standing tub.  Next to the mudroom door where you stash your keys and coats and do your final check yourself out before leaving the house.

Go big or go home. An oversized mirror makes a small space feel more expansive. So whether it’s in an entry, a bathroom, a bedroom, at the top of the stairs or end of a hallway, consider sizing up.

Still need more inspo? Shop our Living Rooms.  Shop our Bedroom Collections.  Shop our Kitchen & Dining.  You can always find your home on Merrick Lane. 

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