3 Tips for Choosing Dining Room Mirrors

Mirrors bring elegance, charm and character to any room.
3 Tips for Choosing Dining Room Mirrors

Last update: 10 December, 2018

Dining room mirrors are an essential element in any home. They reflect light and visually increase the amount of space in the room. They will be a great finishing touch to any room you put them in.

Dining rooms are one of the best places to hang mirrors. As well as decorating, they also reflect light, which will bathe your room in a beautiful, natural glow. They’ll bring elegance, charm and a touch of character to any room.

You can find so many different types of mirrors on the market. It’s important to know where you’re going to put them and what design you want. So, in today’s article, we’re going to give you some tips on how to choose the dining room mirrors that go best with your home.

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1. The perfect design

Before you buy your mirror, it’s important to measure the wall and the specific place you want to hang it. Plus, you’ll have to make sure it will work well with the rest of the elements in your dining room, so it doesn’t clash with your decor.

Some of the shapes that are most popular at the moment are geometric shapes. Go for a circular or hexagonal shaped mirror – it’ll look great with modern styles and it’s the perfect way to create contrast in your dining room. It’ll also go well with minimalist decor, as long as you don’t choose too ostentatious a frame.

Rectangular mirrors are perhaps the most classic and are easy to incorporate into any home. They’re simple in design and look great from any angle. They are undoubtedly the most practical mirror you can buy.

Finally, another of this season’s greatest trends is the boho style mirror, which takes inspiration from other cultures. You can find them in lots of different materials and they’re often intricately detailed. They’re ideal for ethnic style homes or for anyone who wants to give a unique and original touch to their decor.

Rustic style dining room mirrors have beautiful wooden frames.

2. Frames: the key to dining room mirrors

If one thing is clear, it’s that a frame can turn an ugly and lifeless mirror into a completely different object. That’s why it’s so important to choose the right one so that you can make the most of your dining room decor.

Some of the ones we like best are wooden frames. They’ll look great in any home. Plus they’ll bring a sense of warmth to your dining room, making it feel more comfortable. They’ll go well with any decorative style, especially with more classical and rustic styles, and even with Nordic decor.

Black and white frames are a classic design that we’re seeing a lot of these days. However, two colors that could not be any more popular than they are at the moment are gold and silver  frames. These help to bring an air of sophistication and elegance, as well as a certain vintage feel, especially if they have a marbled look.

Natural materials are commonly used to make mirror frames. Some of our favorites are bamboo frames, which will bring a jungle feel to your home; wicker, a material which couldn’t be more on-trend at the moment, and string, which is perfect for the most daring and original rooms.

With any of these materials, you’ll be able to breathe new life into that forgotten corner of your dining room.

Hang your dining room mirrors on the wall next to your table to get the perfect look.

3. Dining room mirrors – location

One of the best places to hang dining room mirrors is above the sofa or on the wall nearest your dining room table. You could also hang one opposite the window. There, it will reflect natural light, and make the room look bigger.

Wall mirrors

Hanging your dining room mirrors on the wall is a great option if you don’t have much room. They help you save space, and they’re great for reflecting sunlight.

To hang your mirror, you’ll first need to think about where you want to put it. Don’t place it somewhere where there is already a lot of furniture or other decorative elements. Similarly, if your wall is full of paintings, it might be best to take them down or hang them on another wall. If your mirror is large, don’t take risks. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully or call a professional who can put it up for you.

If you’re worried about damaging your wall and don’t want to use screws, you could use special glue or adhesive so that you don’t ruin the surface.

Lean it against the wall

If you have a large mirror with an ornate, eye-catching frame, a great idea is to lean it against the wall. However, you need to bear in mind that it will take up a few feet of floor space, so make sure you have enough room in your dining room.

If you want to give it a try, a rustic style frame will look great. As we’ve already said, wooden frames look good with any decor style and will bring a touch of elegance to your dining room.

Mirror wall

This is one of the most daring options. It involves covering your wall with mirrored panels and will make your dining room seem bigger and brighter.

You can combine them with a frame made from wood or another material.

With these ideas, your mirrors will always look perfect. 

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