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3 Reasons to Decorate With Oversized Mirrors

Written by
CANDICE CHAN
PHOTOGRAPHS BY
Nicole LaMotte for Parachute

When used correctly, a large mirror not only creates the illusion of space and dimension, but it also amplifies light – brightening up even the gloomiest room. Here are three reasons why you should incorporate oversized mirrors into your living space.

Molly Madfis for Almost Makes Perfect
01

Brighten the Room

Sometimes a bedside lamp just doesn’t cut it. Amplify the light in your bedroom by strategically placing a floor mirror to reflect natural sunlight from a window. Complete the airy look with light bedding and walls.

01

Brighten the Room

Sometimes a bedside lamp just doesn’t cut it. Amplify the light in your bedroom by strategically placing a floor mirror to reflect natural sunlight from a window. Complete the airy look with light bedding and walls.

Brigitte Sire for The New York Times
02

Make a Statement

Add a decorative touch to your space by selecting a mirror with a unique shape. Maintain balance by pairing it with furniture that has different curves or angles.  The architectural contrast is key!

02

Make a Statement

Add a decorative touch to your space by selecting a mirror with a unique shape. Maintain balance by pairing it with furniture that has different curves or angles.  The architectural contrast is key!

Tia Borgsmidt
03

Add Visual Interest

White walls? No problem. A tall, slim mirror adds dimension to an otherwise plain room by breaking up the space. Select a sleek frame in a dark hue to maximize contrast.

03

Add Visual Interest

White walls? No problem. A tall, slim mirror adds dimension to an otherwise plain room by breaking up the space. Select a sleek frame in a dark hue to maximize contrast.

May 27, 2014
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