For a long time now we had a footboard over the mantel…yes a footboard! Those that follow probably remember the footboard wall art that hung over the fireplace along with the many changes it took on the last one being adding mirrors to it. Although I liked the uniqueness and how it became a conversation piece to the room, it really didn’t serve the family room area justice by limiting the wall area with vaulted ceilings behind the fireplace. Today I am going to share with you how two mantle mirrors completely changed the look of our family room.
Choosing the Right Mantel Mirrors for over the Fireplace
Needing to choose the right mantel mirrors for over the fireplace that would reflect light, open up the space, while enhancing the decor within the room, reflect the decor pieces placed on the mantel. With redecorating the master bedroom the mirrors that once hung over the night stands have been replaced, I knew the old bedroom mirrors would be the perfect pair for the space above the mantel, all they need was a quick coat of white wash paint and they would be perfect for the area above the fireplace mantel.
Decorating with Mirrors
Mirrors can have a variety of uses in the home. I found this pair of mirrors at a local thrift store they hung over our night stand. I am thinking these were originally intended to go over a dresser. I personally like how they look over the fireplace above the mantel, opening up the family room area, brightens it up enhancing while reflecting the blue and white decor pieces on the mantel.
I love the embossed detail in these mirrors. If I told you these were plastic would you believe me? Well they are! It’s amazing what painting techniques can add don’t you think?
I love how these mirrors turned our fireplace into a wow-worthy focal point in our family room and shows off and reflects the large farmhouse decorated wall.
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