With modern day furniture increasing in simplicity, the popularity of feature mirrors are growing alongside. Getting a mirror to perfectly compliment any room is difficult already, so when you’re looking for more complex designs, it can take a lifetime. A quick way to speed up the process however, is by purchasing a simple mirror and doing a little D.I.Y.. This way you can get a mirror that is perfectly created to suit your room and style. To induce your creative skills, I’ve come up with a list of tips and tricks for decorating your mirror.
If you’re looking to create a nautical feel in your bedroom, one of the best ways to do this is by wrapping a length of rope around your mirror of choice. When picking out the mirror, be sure to choose one with a thicker frame so you can wrap a few loops round it, as opposed to one loop. This technique is great for creating texture and really bringing together your room’s theme.
This design is a one-of-a-kind. Considering that some shell mirrors are selling for several thousand pounds, making one yourself will definitely save you money as opposed to purchasing the complete product. You can get multipacks of shells for a low price on websites like eBay and Amazon. Or, you can go to the beach and pick shells! Simply take your pick of shells, lay them out in a pattern on your mirror and once you’re happy with the design, use a hot glue gun to stick them down.
The classic lipstick love note on a mirror is totally iconic. Although, when it comes to practicality and cleaning, lipstick isn’t the best choice. A great alternative for this, however, are chalk pens. The majority of packs are under £15 and you can use them on windows and chalk boards, as well as mirrors so they won’t go to waste! You can use them to leave yourself reminders or leave your significant other a cute note.
If you need to do your makeup or shave facial hair, a mirror and good lighting are essential. Thankfully, you can illuminate your mirror by either installing a light up mirror, topping your mirror on the wall with a painting light, or lining it with some fairy lights. As well as being practical, fairy lights provide a calming and cosy atmosphere to any room.
Flower and Leaf Outline
This one is similar to shell D.I.Y. in that you apply what you want, where you want it. You can use a range of fake flower heads, ivy vines, leaves or even wood rounds to create a naturalistic vibe for the room. Although this may take slightly longer to make, it looks gorgeous once it’s complete.
There are so many ways in which you can distress a mirror. Whether it be through chipping the paint, using bleach or paint stripper, you are bound to create a vintage mirror matching your personal tastes. By antiquing your mirror, you can create a historical atmosphere at little expense.
This design is definitely one of our favourites. It’s beautiful with crystals such as amethyst and topaz lining the edge, as well as creating a beautiful texture. This mirror frame design is totally individual so you could even do a blend of crystals or lighten the shade the further you go down the mirror. It truly is up to you.
With all these ways that you can decorate your modern mirror, you’ll never have to own a plain mirror again. Making an interesting piece to hang on your wall is a great way to enhance space and pull the whole room together. So, if you’re about to purchase an expensive mirror, why not trade it for a simple one and utilise your technical and creative skills?