Copper can be polished to a high sheen, making it a great alternative to a traditional glass mirror. Take inspiration from this large antique bronze looking glass. Not only does it look striking and reflect the light in the room, producing a gentle warm glow, the soft copper tones also provide a very flattering reflection. To make your own, fold a thin sheet of copper around an MDF core and then apply it directly to a wall or frame it.
Create the illusion of extra space in a narrow hallway by placing a mirror opposite a window or exterior door to maximize the available sunlight. To compound the effect, use a tall looking glass with a frame that’s painted in the same color as the wall so that it blends into its surroundings, giving the impression that it is a doorway to another room.
Do you have a plain, unused mirror that needs makeover? Turn it into a decorative wall piece by hanging it from one of these elegant waxed-cotton and wood harnesses. They come in two sizes and require minimal effort to install: just one small hook drilled into the wall.