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Dorms can be depressing and dark, so decorating with mirrors will make a small dorm look larger. There are few tricks of the trade that can brighten your space as well as make a chic functional design statement. Cool lighting fixtures for kids like chrome lighting will add shine and reflection when used in conjunction with basic mirrors. Naturally, college students want to look their best so a decorative mirror should be a basic essential, like bedding and a computer.
Pictured above: 1. Chrome Arc Floor Lamp 2. Leather Strap Round Wall Mirror 3. Woven Seagrass Wall Mirror
Pictured above: 4. Pink Lips Wall Mirror 5. Sunburst Rays Wall Mirror 6. Wilton Mirrored 3-Drawer Dresser
The girls dorm room needs as much, if not more reflection and sparkle! If your school is close to home, think about swapping out a bland dresser with one that is mirrored. Mirrors for primping are a necessity and make sure to have enough task lamps for studying and for brightening up a room that is probably lit by drab fluorescents.
Decorating with mirrors is another way to enlarge a space, keep things bright and make a room more sophisticated especially when compared to the other kids who may only have posters. Not only do they make a small dorm look larger, but they're top of the class for style, too.
For more inspiration and ideas, check out this video on decorating with mirrors in your home or dorm:
Image credits: dbesthomedesign.com.
Rob is a Los Angeles-based designer who has a background in art history and was an expert at Sotheby's auction house. Formerly the host of "Inside The Auction" for the Fine Living Network, speaker for The Learning Annex and contributing editor for Valley Magazine and LA Bride Magazine, he has spent years bridging the gap between the world of design and the general public.
His design sensibilities are varied and can work in both traditional and contemporary styles. His interiors have most recently been published in Renovation Style Magazine.
I love using mirrors in rooms. I will often place one opposite a window in a darker space so that light and outdoors is reflected. It really livens up the space and adds sparkle.