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Easy Bedroom Update

Sunday, November 4th, 2012

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One of the easiest, least expensive and quickest way to update your bedroom is so simple, you will wonder why you did not think of it yourself!

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If you are still living with a matching dresser and mirror set that you purchased over ten years ago, it is time to get rid of that matchy-match look and bring some personality into your bedroom!

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I know they came as a set, but imagine how original you can be with a different mirror! The sizes and shapes of mirrors today are endless in variety and you can find a great mirror at a very reasonable price.

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Here are a couple I love from Lamps Plus:

Mirrored Frame 35 1/2" Wide Moonlight Wall Mirror

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Sunrays 32" Wide Antique Silver Wall Mirror

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You can also find some great-looking inexpensive mirrors at big box stores such as Target:

- Brown/Natural Wall Mirror

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Lowes:

Global Direct 42" x 32" Dorigrass Rectangle Framled Mirror

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And Home Depot:

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Another easy, inexpensive way to update your existing mirror is to paint it like I did in my room here:

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Another original idea with mirrors:

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If you like the idea of your mirror and dresser matching, that is fine! But if you are looking for ideas to bring some personality and originality to an old dresser set, I hope I have given you a few new ideas!

Does your dresser and mirror match together as a set? Or have you made changes to the mirror or dresser?

If you need help decorating your home, contact me today.

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The Best Accessories- Mirrors!

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

My #1 favorite accessory in a room is definitely mirrors.  From the simple:

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To the fancy:

Chinoiserie Flower Petal 26 1/2" Wide Mirror

 

The large:

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To the small:

Rhona Round Gilt Mirrors, Set of 3,

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 Mirrors, typically large and unframed, are frequently used in interior decoration to create an illusion of space, and amplify the apparent size of a room.

Traditionally, one must have a mirror in the entryway. You want to look good before you answer the door!

  Miles Redd

Mirrors are used also in some schools of feng shui, an ancient Chinese practice of placement and arrangement of space to achieve harmony with the environment.  Mirrors in a home also attract money and prosperity, another feng shui belief. (That’s why I have mirrors in every room!)

The softness of old mirrors is sometimes replicated by contemporary artisans for use in interior design. These reproduction antiqued mirrors are works of art and can bring color and texture to an otherwise hard, cold reflective surface. It is an artistic process that has been attempted by many and perfected by few.

           Robert Brown

I love how simple, but yet so dynamic a mirror can look in a room.  Need a focal point?  Add a large mirror.  Have a large empty space on the wall, where artwork colors are just too much?   Try a mirror.  Using a collection of mirrors can let the outdoors in by placing them across from windows and doors where they reflect the green trees and landscaping from outside.  When grouping the mirrors, use similar frames and/or styles.  For example, all gold frames, or complementing wood frames.  This arrangement can make small spaces look bigger and dark space seem larger by catching the light.  Mirrors are also a great alternative to expensive art. 

Quoizel Sultana Collection Oval Wall Mirror

Mirrors do not have to be expensive eithier. You can find nice decorative mirrors anywhere from Home Depot to Walmarts to Macys.  A couple good online places to check out; Lamps Plus and Accent Furniture Direct.  They have a lot of choices for all different budgets. 

After all this research into mirrors, I bought this one below.  Isn’t it beautiful?

Moonlight Wall Mirror

Moonlight Wall Mirror

Send me a photo of your favorite mirror!

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