There’s a hallway in our house that has the lowest ceiling you could possibly imagine and not a ton of natural light. Actually, there’s like, no natural light. It’s a dark, squatty hallway. The playroom is at one end, our bedroom is at the other and the guest bathroom and the laundry room are in between. So, you know, it’s a high-traffic space and I wanted it to be a little less of an eye sore.
Mirrors are a great way to brighten up any space. It really is like adding a window! In my case, I wanted to add about 10 little windows…
I have a ton of art hanging around in the hall and in the guest bath, so besides the added light factor, mirrors felt like a good way to find balance with the rest of the art on the nearby walls.
I’ve collected most of these mirrors over the years from thrift stores and flea markets. It’s not all that easy to find a good place to hang an individual small-sized mirror, but I love the way they all look hanging together!
And I really like the way the gold tones mix with the silver/nickel and the wood. I’ve mixed metals all over our house, and this little hallway sort of brings all that together for me.
Remember this pretty mirror from the garden level entry of the brownstone? The square mirror to the left was a more recent find, on sale at Anthropologie.
The Mexican mirror was another more recent find at a cool junk store near here called Turtle’s Treasures. Only $5!
The Louis Phillipe style mirror is really old – the glass is foggy and super warped. I love it!
It’s always a good idea to hang art at eye level. I hung these as if there was a chalk line at my eye level and then I centered the mirror(s) on that line.