Design Ideas

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There are so many elements that help create a specific environment or feeling in a space. Color, texture, pattern, lighting, furniture and decor all play a role in the intentional mood you are trying to creating. We've talked about how lighting is essential in the design of a room, because without light, you can't see any of the other design elements. But what happens when you don't have a ton of natural light to help aid the space in the bright feeling we're after?

Hanging mirrors and bringing in reflective pieces to your room is a great way to "fake" it, and actually brighten up the room at the same time. Hang a modern wall mirror opposite a window and the light coming in through the window will be reflected off the mirror, creating the illusion that the room is more bright than it actually is.

Round Wall Mirrors

Images from Live Creating Yourself, Domaine Home

Today I'm showing you two stylish wall mirror options. The first is a pretty, glam and sophisticated gold sunburst mirror. You can put it in an already glam space, or add it into a more sleek and modern room as the element of surprise and whimsy.

The second round wall mirror is a great classic piece. It's simple, beautiful metallic silver finish can essentially go anywhere. I love how the size of the one in the example dining room really makes an impact on the room. The metallic finish is a beautiful contrast with the wood table.

Images: The Design Files, Live Creating Yourself, Domaine Home