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Arranging Bedroom Mirrors Will Give More Light, More Space and Decor Love

By: Decorated Life Team |

Bedroom mirrors are more than decorative accents. With good mirror placement your bedroom will look bigger, reflect more light and create a functional space for dressing, hair and make-up. Most bedrooms need at least two mirrors, a small mirror and a full-size, body-length mirror. One is for detailed, close use for hair and make-up and the other for long range use, like helping you to co-ordinate outfits.

French gold mirrors on vintage nightstands

French gold mirrors on vintage nightstands – Birmingham Home and Garden

But bedrooms mirrors can also help to create illusions like making a small room look bigger or a dark, moody bedroom to look brighter. Their decorative style supports the mood, decor and color palette of your room.

Mirrored bedroom barn door

Mirrored bedroom barn door – Trendir

If you only have small mirrors to work with try positioning them at eye-level or above, either in a row, as a group collage, spaced evenly apart. If you are restricted to one mirror, its best to choose a full size large mirror which will help you with all tasks.

1 Arranging Bedroom Mirrors for Decoration

If you don’t need to make your bedroom look bigger or brighter, focus instead on using your bedroom mirrors for decor to beautify and create interest your bedroom.
use a mirror to decorate your bedroom space

Use a mirror to decorate your bedroom space –  Bohemian Lifestyle

1. Small Mirrors

A small mirror placed on a nightstand or dresser is always available for small tasks like styling your hair, adding make-up, adding jewelry and even doing your tie.
small mirror

dresser and nightstand mirrors – Pinterest

There are many mirrors you can buy or you can re-purpose an old mirror by staining, repainting, or decorating it with fabric, paint, wall paper or peel and stick tiles. You can also find recycled materials to make, or contract a local craftsman to make, a unique mirror for your room.
gold mirror on dresser

Gold Framed Mirror on dresser – The Everygirl

Small mirrors are a way to add light into dark corners. The effect is to make the room feel bigger. Gold and brass accents are big this year and contrast beautifully against popular dark bedroom walls. They bring dead corners to life.

mirror in a corner

Add light to a corner using a bedroom mirror – Mood Fabrics

2. Create a Focal Point

Using a stand alone mirror you can create a feature or focal point in your bedroom where none exists to ground your room and give it character.
leaner mirror

Floor leaner mirror – Venich Interiors

3. Use Multiple Mirrors as a Feature

Experiment with mirrors of different size and shapes.

Peruvian Starburst Mirrors

Peruvian Starburst Mirrors – West Elm

You can position them together as a collage or place them apart. You can also add them to art, images or pictures on you wall to look like an art installation. There is no minimum or maximum number of mirrors or pieces to add, but depending on the size of the pieces and the size of your room, it can look cluttered if you squash to many items together.

2. Arranging Mirrors in Small Bedrooms

1. Placing Mirrors on Opposite Walls

A very effective way to make a small bedroom appear larger is by placing mirrors directly opposite from one another. This creates the illusion of depth. Larger mirrors are best.
Bedroom mirror idea

Bedroom mirror idea – Instagram

2. Full Length Mirror Opposite Doorway

Adding a large mirror opposite your doorway will reflect the outside hallway. This will make your bedroom appear larger. Its an illusion that works well for both tall mirrors and small mirrors too. 
Place a mirror opposite your door

Place a mirror opposite your bedroom door – Instagram

3. Add Mirror to Furniture

Adding a mirror to furniture like a dresser or tabletop will reflect light into the room to make the room feel larger. You can add it to wardrobe or closet doors.
mirrored furniture to reflect more light

Mirrored furniture to reflect more light – Pinterest

3. Making a Dark Room Look Lighter

1 Add A Mirror Opposite your Window

place mirrors opposite a large window

Mirrors opposite a large window – House and Garden UK

Positioning the mirror opposite your window will add more light to your room and brighten it by reflecting the natural light from your window. You can create the same effect by placing a similar size mirror on an opposite wall. It will capture natural light and reflect it into the room but not as much light, as being positioned directly opposite.

Placing mirrors in different locations where you can play with the angles of light will help you to harness the natural light from the windows and move it around the room and make it feel bigger and brighter.

4. Place Mirror Next to a Window

Placing a mirror next to your window reflects light into the bedroom and makes the outside area look bigger. The larger the mirror the better the effect, and window and mirrors that are a similar size work the best if they are situated a few inches apart.

corner mirror to reflect more light

Corner mirror to reflect more light – Apartment Therapy

These are a few ways you can use bedroom mirrors to make your room feel bigger, brighter and add those decor touches to make your bedroom more functional.

There are other ways to add more natural light to your bedrooms and if you have a small or dark bedroom, they are worth investigating. Especially if you have dark walls or if your bedroom receives very little natural light.

Remember to add good lighting fixtures to your bedroom. It helps to create a lovely relaxing mood and you will create a bedroom with even more functionality.