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.
A beautiful mirror flanked by tables in an entryway spotted on My Domaine.
Try leaning a mirror behind the sofa to open up your living room, like Rich and Chris did in their Victorian home.
An ornately carved oversized mirror is the only ornament this living room needs. Design by Elizabeth Roberts.
A leaning mirror makes a bold statement in a dining room from The Coach House.
This copper-colored mirror adds a certain je ne sais quoi to a neutral space from Nordic Design.
A leaning mirror in the bedroom of Caitlin's Cambridge apartment.
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.
I might be a little obsessed with this enormous round floor mirror, spotted on Decor Demon.
Use a large mirror to spice up a smaller space, like this vestibule spotted on Royal Roulotte.
Leaning a mirror against the wall, like a piece of furniture, imparts a bit of a casual feel. Image from Vogue Australia.
An unusually shaped mirror in a home from My Domaine.