Mirrors Make a Big Impact in A Small Bedroom

Did you think you couldn’t have high style in a small bedroom?  Sometimes less is more, as you will see in this mini-makeover of a client’s small bedroom.  Technically, we are not finished – no art is hung and we need an accent pillow to finish this off, but I couldn’t resist sharing a sneak peak at this fun bedroom and the difference a pair of mirrors can make!

blue ceramic lamp 

 

When I first met with my client, this is what was going on in her bedroom.  She had been trying to find the “perfect” color for the walls and she had been testing paint colors in a not-so-helpful way:

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Stop the insanity! 

 

Although I appreciate her effort, this is SO NOT the right way to test colors.  She finally gave up and contacted me for a Color Consultation.  I did like the cute pair of lamps she already had.

paint samples on wall

 

My client wanted a barely-there kind of neutral for the wall paint color.  She didn’t want it to read a true “color”, but not stark white, either.  The existing paint color had a pink undertone.  Here’s the bedroom from the entry before:

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before 

 

The first thing I wanted to do after choosing just the right wall color for her was to find the perfect pair of mirrors to sit behind her lamps on the nightstands.  Not only is this a great designer bedroom trend, it’s also a great way to increase the amount of light in your room. The pair of mirrors reflect the lamp light in a beautiful way.  And in such a neutral space, a pop of bolder bedding seems just right.

pair of mirrors over nightstands

See – I don’t always choose blues for bedrooms!

 

I found this great pair of mirrors at Merridian Home Furnishings here in Nashville, which is the site of my Furniture Arranging Workshop this coming Thursday night.  Earlier this week, I finally installed them on the plaster walls for my client.  If you have plaster walls, you know how difficult it can be to hang art and heavy mirrors securely without making a mess.  I’m proud to say I got all eight nails into the walls with no errant holes or a busted thumb!

small bedroom design

 

This little bedroom just makes me happy!  I love the simple symmetry the pair of mirrors and lamps create.  Maybe you should try a pair of mirrors behind your night stands, too.

pair of mirrors above tables

Benjamin Moore’s Tapestry Beige 

 

It’s not too late to score the last handful of seats to my Furniture Arranging Workshop, where I will teach you how to arrange your furniture and artwork in a way that feels “just right” – every time in every room – using the method I’ve developed from years of study and experience. Just send the link to your husband and remind him that Mother’s Day is next Sunday!!!  We will be drawing for lots of prizes, including this beautiful coffee table:

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Merridian’s Ragan Coffee Table

 

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Chez
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Chez

Love this idea and think I’ll use it in our tiny guest bedroom. It is a very pretty look. What is the wall color?

Susanne
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Susanne

Kristie, I love when you share your inspiration for small spaces. I am thrilled to announce that “we” have started seriously talking about a kitchen makeover..including knocking out a wall, new appliances, cabinets, flooring…the whole shabang. This is huge! I would love for you to be able to work with me on that project and tackle the rest of our small, modest house ( 750 sq.ft) making it a cute home on a tight budget. I know that you are swamped with projects. Should I contact your assistant Allison, (spelling?) to find out about lead times and other specifics, that… Read more »

Maria
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Although the mirrors look good, she needs a headboard or something other than the window as a backdrop for the bed. It is still lacking somehow. Jmtc!

Sherry
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Sherry

Now I’m on a quest for pretty mirrors. I thought I had my bedroom just right…….
seems like there is always room for a little something more. I love the symmetry of this!

Michelle L.
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Michelle L.

This little bedroom makes me happy, too! Very pretty!

Mary J.
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Mary J.

Well, you’ve done it again and created an ideal, very appealing room. I expect the mirrors make even more impact when viewed in person. I like it just the way it is now.

Karen
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Karen

Great idea! I love the finished product! Going to try this in my “new” guest bedroom!

Valerie Petschulat
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Valerie Petschulat

I love those lamps. Any chance she purchased them recently and you can tell me where? I’m looking for some not-skinny but not-massive lamps for my living room and not having any luck. Thanks!

Kelly
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I love using mirrors! Big statement for little cost!

Rachel
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The room is looking beautiful. I wish I lived closer to Nashville so I could attend your workshop! Sounds like everyone will learn a lot.

Suzy
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I hate that you have to put a reminder about your workshops into every post. Why? Can’t you see that I’m all the way up in New York? One day I’m going to be the person who travelled the farthest to get to your class. :0)

Ps: I like the caption: “Stop the Insanity!” :0)

Whitney
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Whitney

Wow, I love this room, and such a simple idea with the lamps and the mirrors that make a huge difference! I’m definitely going to implement this in my small bedroom!