8 Fresh Ways to Decorate With Mirrors

See how our favorite bloggers reflect their style with these DIY mirror projects

Mirrored Dresser

Mirrored Dresser

The Steen Style

Laura at The Steen Style glammed up a ho-hum dresser into a Hollywood Regency-style nightstand by covering the top, sides and drawer fronts with mirrored panels cut at the glass shop. Chrome spray paint camouflages the edges, while glass knobs add extra bling.

Get the how-to at The Steen Style.

Faux Windows

Faux Windows

Lilikoi Joy

Sharon of Lilikoi Joy upcycled two inexpensive plastic-framed door mirrors from a big-box home store into faux windows that flank either side of her bed and reflect light around the room. Silver spray-painted MDF trimmed with door moldings expand the mirrors’ frames, while wooden dowels create X-shaped “mullions” for realistic architectural detail.

Get the how-to at Lilikoi Joy.

Antiqued Standing Mirror

Antiqued Standing Mirror

Salvage Savvy

Connie at Salvage Savvy filled a big, blank wall in her redecorated master bedroom with an oversized antique-looking mirror she made for just $70. She distressed 18 12-inch-square mirrors with paint thinner and muriatic acid, then glued them to a large piece of MDF.

Get the how-to at Salvage Savvy.

Mirror-Top Table

Mirror-Top Table

Honey We’re Home

Megan at Honey We’re Home lightened up a dark, chunky round side table by adding a beveled mirror top and giving it an ombre paint job. The mirrored top perfectly reflects light onto the hammered metal vase

Get the how-to at Honey We’re Home.

Vinyl Silhouette Mirrors

Vinyl Silhouette Mirrors

Charming Zebra

Miss Charming at Charming Zebra turned a collection of mirrors into one-of-a-kind family portraits by spray painting the frames—white for the girls and red for the boys—and affixing black vinyl silhouettes to their centers.

Get the how-to at Charming Zebra.

Mirror-Backed Kitchen Cabinets

Mirror-Backed Kitchen Cabinets

The Lettered Cottage

Layla from The Lettered Cottage used mirrors on the backs of her doorless cabinets to bounce more light around her almost-windowless kitchen. Her local picture-framing store cut the mirrors to size, and she attached them to the cabinet backs with Velcro strips.

Get the how-to at The Lettered Cottage.

Geometric Mirror Display

Geometric Mirror Display

Paper Rachel

Rachel at Paper Rachel used five boxes of Ikea’s Honefoss mirrors to create this striking focal point above her sofa. The hexagon-shaped mirrors come in packs of 10 and are split evenly in two shades of brown.

Get the how-to at Paper Rachel.

Wall of Mirrors

Wall of Mirrors

Not So Shabby Chic

Janae of Not So Shabby Chic thrifted dozens of mirrors to fill the walls surrounding the staircase in her home. Painting the frames in the same neutral color ties the various shapes and sizes together.

Get the how-to at Not So Shabby Chic.

Ellen Sturm Niz is an editor and writer working, parenting, and living in New York City. Follow her on Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, and Google+.

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