Mirror Mirror on the Wall…

By on April 8, 2011

By Patti Johnson, CID, IDS –

Or, on the floor…

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Or, on the furniture

The fact is, there are many ways to decorate a space with mirrors, even if you can’t find the wall space.  Most of us know that having a mirror in the room reflects light and gives the illusion of a larger space, so obviously they are great in a small space. Hanging a mirror in a large space is great as well; just make sure the scale is correct for the room or consider hanging a collection of mirrors of different sizes and shapes for a focal point or wall of interest.  Keep in mind what the mirror is reflecting and of course keep it clean.

Mirrors can be a great solution for wall “art” when you cannot find the appropriate piece of art large enough.  I love mirrors of a creative shape, don’t you?


Mirrors can act as a conversation piece…Something that tells a little bit about your personality and the direction of the décor …

Over all, they come in all shapes, sizes and finishes and can look great on top of a mantel, just leaning against the wall.  Guests will appreciate a mirror in your foyer or nearby for that convenient grooming check point. Below, the mirror over the mantel is partially hidden by items staged to create a beautiful vignette, with just a hint of the mirror visible!


Springtime is an excellent time to let your home shine and what better way to do it than by reflecting your personal style with mirrors? Mirror, Mirror on the wall? You be the judge!

Pictures of mirrors courtesy of Horchow.com

Patti Johnson, CID, IDS

Patti Johnson Interiors


Transforming Spaces Into Beautiful Places.

About Patti Johnson

Located in Ohio, Patti Johnson Interiors specializes in Residential Interior Design, Remodeling and has recently added Commercial spaces to her resume. Patti Johnson Interiors is also very experienced in the design and fabrication of custom window treatments. Patti has served as President of the Interior Design Society, Central Ohio Chapter, has organized design trade shows for charity and has enjoyed being a design participant in the Columbus Jr. League Holiday Tour of Homes. Serving the design community by mentoring local Interior Design Students and offering internship opportunities is one of the many ways Patti gives back as well as contributing to various publications. A lifelong student of design and architecture, she continues her pursuit of excellence and service in providing inspirational and creative design solutions for your home or business with established contractors, builders and architects. Patti’s expertise is Transforming Spaces Into Beautiful Places! Website: http://pattijohnsoninteriors.com

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Mirror Mirror on the Wall…