Mirrors have the ability to add style and function to any room. In a way, we see mirrors as a decorative essential. But don’t let that fool you — there are a few mistakes you could be making with these reflective accessories. Then again, you could be doing things just right! Below are a few Do’s and Don’ts of decorating with mirrors, just to make sure you’re on the right track with sprucing up your home

DON’T do too much in kitchens and bedrooms
While mirrors are a necessity in the bathroom, they’re not necessarily needed in the kitchen and bedroom. While many designers aren’t against the whole idea, you’ll have to be cautious of watermarks in the kitchen. As for the bedroom, make sure it doesn’t reflect the bed – this isn’t the greatest look. Rule of thumb: place it in a spot where you won’t see your reflection the moment you wake up. Try hanging it behind the headboard instead.

DON’T use mirrors on ceilings
This may be an obvious one, but we thought we’d remind you: mirrors on ceilings can be ~tacky~, according to interior design experts. Reminds us of an old, out-dated motel with popcorn walls. It’s best to just keep mirrors on the wall — but if you’re set on having a mirror sky-bound, then that’s completely up to you!

DO use large mirrors in small rooms
A large mirror placed in a small space creates the illusion of depth, making your space appear larger than it is. So while you might think a large mirror isn’t fit for a small room, reconsider! Don’t be afraid of the wall-to-wall or ceiling-to-floor mirror.

DO make mirrors a focal point
Mirrors do a great job of dressing up a space and making it look elegant. If you’re looking to dress up a dull corner, place a mirror on the floor, resting against the wall, instead of hanging an upright mirror. This will not only open up your living space, but it will also be quite a focal point to look at; changes up the design completely!

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