One of the most versatile décor elements, mirrors are an effective way to create the illusion of space. Discover four of our favourite places to mount wall mirrors to open up a room.

Over a fireplace or console

“My favourite place to mount mirrors is over a fireplace or console, amplifying the available light in that space.” – Leanne Van Niekerk – owner, LVN Interiors

LVN Interiors

In your entrance hall

An entryway will always benefit from a decorative mirror. “It affords you the chance to check your personal grooming before leaving your home. This space can often be small and dark and will also benefit from a mirror reflecting light and adding dimension to the area.” – Pauline Mutlow – owner, LIM

LIM

Opposite a window or light source

Decorating with mirrors is one of the best ways to boost natural light. “Placing a mirror to reflect a natural or artificial light source is the most effective way to open up a space.” – Karin Cawthorne – owner, KARE South Africa

KARE South Africa

Opposite a design feature

A mirror’s basic design characteristic is to reflect, so one needs to ensure that it will amplify attention to the right things. “Highlight design features (paintings, sculptures etc.) in your home by placing a mirror in line on the opposite wall, directly in line with the feature.” – Suné Fick – senior buyer, @home

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