21 Stunning Living Room Mirror Decorating Ideas

Is your living room missing that wow factor? Mirrors are more than just functional items; they can transform your living room by adding light, depth, and a touch of elegance. Here are 20 mirror decorating ideas will elevate your space from drab to fab!

1. Make a Statement with a Large Wall Mirror

A large wall mirror acts as a striking focal point in any living room. Opt for a mirror with an ornate or unique frame to add drama and sophistication to the space. This not only enhances the room's aesthetics but also makes it appear larger and more inviting.
Tip #1: Pair a statement freeform wall mirror with plush textures and a light colour palette to achieve the perfect blend of modern sophistication and cozy comfort.
Organic shaped mirror in living room

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2. Add a Mirror Above the Sofa

Placing a mirror above the sofa can enhance the visual appeal of your living room. Choose a mirror that is about two-thirds the width of the sofa for a balanced look. Hang the mirror at eye level to create a cohesive and harmonious feel. This placement not only reflects light but also adds depth and makes the living room appear more spacious.

Tip #2: Choose a mirror that matches the colour scheme of your furniture and decor for a cohesive look.

Tip #3: Large mirrors with a striking frame serves as a dramatic and luxurious focal point.

Statement Wall mirror above sofaStatement wall mirror above sofa

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3. Create an Eclectic Mirror Gallery Wall

Mix and match various wall mirrors and art to create a gallery wall. This eclectic arrangement adds personality and reflects light from different angles, making the room feel more dynamic and vibrant.

Tip #4: Use a variety of mirror and artwork shapes and sizes to add visual interest.

Tip #5: Make sure to balance the size, colour and type of pieces across the wall. For example, if you have a large mirror on one side, balance it with a similarly sized piece of art on the other.

Mirror art gallery wall
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Mirror art gallery wall

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4. Maximise a Mantel

Place a mirror above the mantel to enhance the fireplace area and create a focal point in the living room. Ensure the mirror is proportional to the fireplace and the wall space. A mirror that is too large can overwhelm the fireplace, while one that is too small can look out of place.


Tip #6: Metal frames work well in modern and industrial spaces, while wood or gilded frames suit traditional and vintage styles.

Vintage mirror over mantel
Tip #7: Layer mirrors with decor and framed art to create an inviting and charming fireplace vignette.
Mirror vignette on mantel

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5. Create A Mirror Wall Panel

Installing a floor-to-ceiling mirror on one wall creates the illusion of a larger, more open space. This idea is particularly effective in smaller living rooms, where maximising light and space is crucial.

Tip #8: A grid mirror creates a contemporary and industrial look while adding structure and visual interest to the space.

Grid mirror wall panel 
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Tip #9: Large, frameless mirror panels can make a room appear more spacious and open. They reflect more light and can visually double the size of the space.
Mirror wall panel
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6. Accent a Console Table

A mirror above a console or buffet can add a touch of elegance and make your dining or living area appear larger and brighter. Choose a mirror that complements the style and dimensions of your console/buffet. This placement reflects light and can also highlight your decor items, such as vases, candles, or other decorative pieces on the buffet, creating a sophisticated and inviting ambiance. 


Tip #10: Mirrors with a beaded frame adds elegance without overwhelming the space, balancing simplicity with sophistication.

Zeta white wall mirror

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Tip #11: A statement round mirror with a slim frame creates a contemporary look.

Round black mirror above console

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7. Add a Touch of Glam with a Sunburst Mirror

The history of sunburst mirrors reflects their enduring appeal and adaptability to changing design trends. From their roots in ancient sun worship to their place in modern interiors, sunburst mirrors continue to captivate with their radiant design and symbolic significance.


Tip #12: A sunburst mirror brings a mid-century modern flair to your living room. Its radiating design draws the eye and adds a glamorous touch.

Sunburst mirror in living room

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Tip #13: Match the sunburst mirror with the interior colour scheme for a contemporary look.

Sunburst mirror above fireplace

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8. Add Character with an Antique Mirror

Antique mirrors, with their distressed frames and vintage patinas, add a sense of history and character to your living room. These mirrors work well in both traditional and eclectic decor styles.
Tip #14: Antique gold mirrors match wooden furniture with intricate carvings. Mahogany, cherry, and walnut pieces work well.
Antique vintage gold full length mirror

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Tip #15: Add a table lamp or wall sconces on either side of the mirror to provide ambient lighting and enhance the reflective surfaces.

Image: Elizabeth Antique Gold Floor Mirror

9. Soften the Look with an Organic Round Mirror

Organic-shaped mirrors mimic forms found in nature, such as leaves, clouds, or waves. This naturalistic appeal brings a sense of tranquility and harmony to interior spaces. In recent years, there has been a revival of interest in organic shapes in interior design. This trend aligns with a broader movement towards sustainability, natural materials, and biophilic design which seeks to connect people with nature.
Tip #16: Position the mirror to reflect visually appealing artworks, indoor plants, or other decorative elements. This not only amplifies their presence but also adds depth to the room.

Organic wall mirror
Tip #17: A collection of organic-shaped mirrors can be visually striking and add personality to the room.
Organic wall mirror group

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10. Lean a Full-Length Mirror Against Your Wall

Leaning a tall mirror against the wall creates the illusion of space and depth, particularly beneficial for smaller living rooms.
Tip #18:  A tall full length mirror draws the eye upward and visually balances the space between the sofa and tall ceilings..

Mirror in living room full length

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Tip #19: Position the mirror opposite a window to amplify natural light, making the room brighter and more inviting.

Tip #20: Adding plants or flowers near the mirror can soften its appearance and add a touch of natural beauty. 

Arch freestanding mirror living room

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Tip #21: Introduce different textures around the mirror, such as textiles (like curtains or rugs) and materials (like wood or metal). You can even layer a console table or bench in front of the mirror to add depth and interest.

Valentina Black Floor Mirror

Image: Valentina Ornate Floor Mirror

11. Make a Modern Statement with Geometric Mirrors

Geometric mirrors add a modern edge to your living room with their interesting shapes and patterns. Opt for metal frames for a sleek, stylish look that stands out.
Tip #22:  Experiment with different geometric shaped mirrors such as squares, rectangles, hexagons or octagons!

Set of 3 black mirrors
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Tip #23: Pair with patterned decor to add a contemporary flair to the room.
Geometric wall mirrors

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12. Add Shine with Mirrored Furniture

Mirrored furniture, such as a coffee table or sideboard, reflects light and adds a touch of glam to your living room without overwhelming the space.
Use decorative objects to enhance their reflective surface. Opt for items with different textures and heights to create visual interest.
Tip #24:  Incorporate plants or flowers to soften the mirrored surface and add a natural element to the decor.

Cafe Lighting & Living Serene Nesting Coffee Tables

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Cafe Lighting & Living Miles Mirrored Tray

Image: Miles Mirrored Tray

13. Create Depth with Layered Mirrors

Layering smaller mirrors over a larger one or over accessories adds depth and dimension to your decor. Place art, plants, vases or other décor in front of the mirror to create a visually interesting focal point.
Tip #25:  Black arch window style mirrors work well with rustic farmhouse decor.
Black Arch Window Style Mirrors

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Tip #26: A collection of ornate mirrors of varying sizes and shapes create an eclectic look.

Vintage Mirrors Layered

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Tip #27: Layered mirrors look great on mantles, dresser tops and on hallway consoles and other antique pieces throughout the house.

Vintage Mirrors Layered

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14. Use a Mirror as Art

Mirrors with artistic designs, such as abstract shapes or sculptural frames, can serve as standalone pieces of art in your living room, adding both function and flair.
Tip #28: Select mirrors with unique shapes, frames, or designs that stand out and make a statement.

Wall mirror living room
Cafe Lighting & Living Rae Gold Wall Mirror

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16. Add Texture and Warmth with a Rattan Mirror

Incorporating a rattan mirror in your living room adds a touch of natural warmth and texture. Rattan mirrors, with their woven frames, are perfect for creating a relaxed, bohemian vibe or complementing a coastal or rustic decor style. 
Tip #29:  Place a rattan mirror above a console table, sofa, or mantel to instantly add an earthy, stylish accent to your space.

Rattan arch full length mirror

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Tip #30: Match with rattan furniture with wooden accents and soft textiles for a cozy boho look.

Rattan mirror in living room

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17. Create a Window Illusion

Window-style mirrors can make a room feel as though it has more windows than it actually does. This illusion can significantly enhance the sense of openness and light in your living room, particularly in spaces that lack natural light.
Tip #31:  If your living room has architectural features like columns, moldings, or archways, position the mirror to highlight these elements and create a sense of grandeur.

Black arch window style mirror

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Tip #32: Create a cozy nook with mirror placed by an armchair and side table.

Black rectangle window style mirror

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18. Try a Wood-framed Mirror

Wood-framed mirrors bring warmth and comfort, creating a cozy and inviting atmosphere. Their timeless appeal ensures they remain stylish and relevant through various decor changes. When selecting a wood-framed mirror, consider the colour palette and furniture in your space.
Tip #33: Mirrors with lighter wooden frames can create an airy, relaxed feel.

Mirror Space Mira Wood Floor Mirror

Image: Mira Oak Wood Mirror

Tip #34: Mirrors with a darker wooden frame add drama and elegance.

Mirror Space Dallas Wood Rustic Mirror

Image: Dallas Wood Rustic Mirror

19. Create Symmetry with Double Mirrors

Hang two matching mirrors side by side for a balanced, symmetrical look. This arrangement works well over a sofa or a console table, adding elegance and harmony to the space.
Tip #35: Tall mirrors can be used to highlight tall ceilings and beautiful chandeliers.

Mirror in living room ideas

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Tip #36: Arrange furniture and decor symmetrically around the mirror to create a balanced and harmonious look.

Mirror in living room ideas

20. Keep it Minimal with a Frameless Mirror

A frameless mirror offers a clean, minimalist look that blends seamlessly with any decor. It enhances the space without drawing too much attention to itself.
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21. Bounce More Light With Bevelling

Bevelled mirrors feature edges that are cut and polished at an angle to create a framed look. These mirrors add a touch of sophistication and refinement to your living room. The bevelled edges catch and reflect light differently than flat edges, adding an extra dimension and sparkle to the mirror.
Tip #37: Use bevelled mirrors to enhance traditional or elegant decor styles, and place them where they can catch natural or artificial light to maximise their reflective beauty.
Bevelled mirror in living room


Incorporating mirrors into your living room decor is a brilliant way to add light, depth, and style to your space. Whether you choose a sleek modern design or a statement mirror, these 21 stunning decorating ideas showcase the versatility and transformative power of mirrors. From creating the illusion of more space to enhancing natural light and adding artistic flair, mirrors can truly elevate your living room. Embrace these ideas to reflect your unique taste and make your living room shine.
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