The One Piece That'll Completely Transform Any Room

The One Piece That'll Completely Transform Any Room

Nancy Mitchell
Jun 6, 2016
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I'm a big fan of rooms with a single bold element that totally makes the space. I love the simplicity of it — the idea that you could hang one oversized piece of art or cover one wall in a wildly patterned wallpaper and have everything else just fall into place. There are plenty of ways to get the look, but one of my very favorite room-making pieces — and also a great way to make a small space seem much bigger than it is — is an oversized mirror.

Above: An enormous round mirror graces an entryway from Residence Magazine.

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A beautiful mirror flanked by tables in an entryway spotted on My Domaine.

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Try leaning a mirror behind the sofa to open up your living room, like Rich and Chris did in their Victorian home.

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An ornately carved oversized mirror is the only ornament this living room needs. Design by Elizabeth Roberts.

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A leaning mirror makes a bold statement in a dining room from The Coach House.

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This copper-colored mirror adds a certain je ne sais quoi to a neutral space from Nordic Design.

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A leaning mirror in the bedroom of Caitlin's Cambridge apartment.

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An oversized mirror might be the perfect thing to add a little life to a hallway (not that this particularly hallway really needed any jazzing up). Spotted on Sarah Kaye.

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I might be a little obsessed with this enormous round floor mirror, spotted on Decor Demon.

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Use a large mirror to spice up a smaller space, like this vestibule spotted on Royal Roulotte.

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Leaning a mirror against the wall, like a piece of furniture, imparts a bit of a casual feel. Image from Vogue Australia.

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I love the mix of old and new in this room from Rue Magazine via I dunnow whatever fits.

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An unusually shaped mirror in a home from My Domaine.

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