Mirrors aren't just designed to add a decorative touch to an interior. They're also the perfect solution for making a space feel brighter and larger. Here, we share some of our favorite ways to use mirrors of all styles to showcase the beauty of various design schemes, from bedrooms to dining areas.
A pair of large, window-like mirrors bring a sense of balance to a neutral living room design.
Get the Look: Montclair Leaner Mirror, $400;
A large mirror adds interest to an original mantel in the master bedroom of lighting designer Lindsey Adelman's Park Slope home. Positioned in front of the mirror are an assortment of hand-blown vases by William Gudenrath. Reflected in the mirror are drawings by Evan Hecox and Finn.
Get the look: Maissance Large Wall Mirror, $181;
A gallery wall, including an ornate gilt mirror and photographs by Marsha Lebedev Bernstein, make a statement in the master bedroom of designer Kimille Taylor's Upper West Side apartment. Other highlights include a Hästens bed dressed in linens by Sferra and Olatz, circa-1970 side tables by Milo Baughman, and a lamp by Taylor. The walls are painted in Farrow & Ball’s Cinder Rose.
Get the look: Amelie Wooden Arched Mirror, $399;
A gold-hued mirror serves as an accent piece directly over a cabinet in fashion magnate Robert Duffy's country house in New York's Hudson Valley. The cabinet is topped with ginger jars, platters, and bowls from Duffy's collection of 18th- to 20th-century blue-and-white ceramics; the curtains are of a Scalamandré damask.
Get the look: Howard Elliott Collection Arlington Gold Arched Baroque Mirror, $400;
A trio of simple 19th-century mirrors that were found in Antwerpadd a rustic feel to the entryway of this historic Long Island farmhouse.
Get the look: Round Metal Framed Mirror with Chain, $25;
A simple square mirror adds an inviting touch to the bedroom in a modern farmhouse owned by interior designer Sean Anderson.
Get the look: Square Mirror, $129;
An overscale gilt mirror connects the living and dining areas in a Chicago home designed by Elizabeth Krueger. The designer chose to lean the mirror against the wall between two large windows overlooking Lake Michigan in homage to design great Vicente Wolf. The mirror reflects light while adding a bit of drama to the space.
Get the look: Rosamund Mirror, $549;
In a SoHo apartment designed by Sasha Bikoff, a pair of closets with mirrored doors create interest in a master bedroom that embodies a blend of French and Hollywood Regency styles.
Get the look: Rectangle Frameless Door Mirror, $15,
A wall of floor-to-ceiling-mirrors make a statement in the main living room of a São Paulo duplex apartment owned by hairstylist Marcos Proença.
Get the look: Decorative Square Wall Mirrors, $108;
In one of four New Jersey barns that and William Welch transformed into their home and a work space for their company, Tendenze Design, a 1920s mirror reflects the dining area. Chairs from Provence surround the dining table; the flooring was originally beams in a Civil War-era hospital in Pennsylvania.
Get the look: Panier De Fleur Mirror, price upon request;
A Restoration Hardware mirror was customized to fit the mudroom of television personality Sandra Lee's Colonial-Style house is Westchester County, New York; an antique stoneware cistern was repurposed as an umbrella stand, and the wallpaper is by .
Get the look: Entablature Mirror, $496;
At Ralph and Ricky Lauren's Manhattan apartment, mirrored walls in the master bath multiply the stunning views of Central Park; the floor is marble.
Get the look: Infinity Floor Mirror, $399;
A silver-leafed mirror by Eloquence hangs in the master bath of the Alys Beach, Florida, home created by architect and designer for Todd and Rhonda Bertolet; the cabinetry is custom made, the sink fittings are by , and the chandelier is Venetian glass.
Get the look: Eloquence Louis Philippe Mirror in Etched Silver, $1,995;
At the estate of Moin and Nasreen Qureshi in New Delhi, designer sheathed the walls and ceiling of the winter garden with trelliswork backed by mirrors.
Get the look: Trellis Wood Mirror, $249;
In the living room of their Paris apartment, Sylvie de Chirée, editorial director of , and furniture dealer Philippe Rapin layered a work of art by Marc Cavell over the mirror that hangs above the original marble fireplace.
Get the look: Feiss Infinity Mirror, $144;
Stephen Sills designed a quartet of mirrors to hang above a in the New York City penthouse of Barbara Cirkva and John Schumacher; the curtains are of a .
Get the look: Palazzo Antiqued Glass Round Mirror, $995-$1,495;
For the powder room of an Indonesian-inspired house in Malibu, California, had an inlaid mirror and wash-stand customer made; the wall covering is by .
Get the look: Glass Inlaid Mirror, $1,150;
In the foyer of a Manhattan apartment renovated by , a brass light fixture by is reflected in a 1960s Italian mirror with a hand-carved frame. The arm-chair is covered in an hide, the walls are Venetian plaster, and the floor is marble.
Get the look: Global Views Loop Pyramid Mirror, $259;
Fashion designer and interior designer combined forces to create this wall sculpture of mirror panels, which serves as a mod headboard in Khan's New York loft. The vintage chandelier is by Lightolier, and the bedding was custom made by Naeem Khan Home.
Get the look: Perspective mirror, $149;
A Venetian-style mirror from adds elegance to the master bath of television producer Ellen Rakieten's Chicago home, which was designed by and . The walls are painted in .
Get the look: Venetian mirror, $615;
In the living room of his Manhattan home, interior designer created a wall of antique mirrored mercury-glass panels that serves as a backdrop for the seating area as well as for a 1950s still-life painting. The Louis XVI banquette and antique Chinese lacquered table add to the old-world glamour of the space.
Get the look: Rosette wall mirror, $689;
The master bedroom of this Paris apartment features an eye-catching collection of antique framed convex mirrors, whose circular forms pair beautifully with the striped wall covering. The bench is Louis XVI, and the cocktail table is vintage Ramsay.
Get the look: Alastair Convex Mirror, $49-279;
The dining area in this New York loft features a mirror frame that was salvaged from a château, chandeliers from , and 18th-century chairs from The grand presence of this mirror, which has the effect of a large-scale work of art, helps to unite the other elements of the space, creating an inviting area for meals.
Get the look: Amadeus Leaner Mirror, $990,
Two convex mirrors flank the fireplace in the dining hall of this London townhouse, which was decorated by Paolo Moschino. The pair, which are from , emphasize the room's symmetry and play off the circular shape of the mahogany dining table. A Francis Bacon print is displayed over the mantel.
Get the look: Quentin Convex Mirror, $329 for set of two,
designed the six framed mirrors for this living room in Malibu, California, and hung them horizontally; the mirrors not only accentuate the interesting angles of the space but also reflect sunlight, drawing the outdoors in. The interior designer also created the sectional sofa, chair, and cocktail table. The antique Tabriz carpet is from .
Get the look: Metal Landscape mirror, $249;
This sunburst mirror is a focal point in the Southampton, New York, home of former New York City Ballet dancer Rita Noroña Schrager. Designer chose the mirror by for its weathered, beachy look—although the frame is made not from driftwood but a deconstructed wine barrel.
Get the look: Sunflower round wall mirror, $199;