Here’s Why You Should Have an Accent Wall of Mirrors In Your Home, According to an HGTV Star
You’ve probably seen a large mirror featured as a statement piece, but what about a mural of 17 of them? Well, Breegan Jane of HGTV’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” fame recently shared an Instagram photo of an accent wall of mirrors — and she’s making a case for why everyone should have the same thing in their own home.
On Dec. 9, Jane posted the image of a fireplace lined in marble and framed by a floor-to-ceiling black accent wall. But it was what hung above the mantel that caught everyone’s attention: a gorgeous assembly of gold-framed mirrors, all positioned in an intentional way that Jane said helps move beyond “photos, frames, and artwork” for inspiration.
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The mirrors come in all shapes and sizes, positioned in a neat yet scattered alignment that adds interest and complexity into the room.
“I love the impact mirrors make in a space. With golden metals and neutral colors, I pretty much made my design oasis,” Jane wrote in the caption. She explained that the mirrors open up the space and make it seem larger than it really is, which is a common trick designers use. Jane also mentioned that grouping the mirrors with similar metallic frames together provides “elegance without feeling like it went overboard.” She calls this design phenomenon “balanced luxury.”
The rest of the room complements the accent wall (or the other way around), featuring a gold metal-based glass table with luxurious white contemporary chairs, tying into the marble fireplace. A large area rug integrates more black and white tones, and recessed lighting makes a person imagine how regal this room must look at night with the lights dimmed and the fire going.
Jane showed that world that adding an accent wall of mirrors has a lot of benefits — from creating a pop of color with its frames in an otherwise neutral room to making a space feel bigger and bringing in a touch of subtle elegance. Plus, who doesn’t love a solid design moment that has your guests talking?