Styling Idea # 27 Mirrored Cupboards


Yesterday I was working again with a talented and inspiring stylist (this time for belle)- phew there are so many doing great things. The role primarily of the stylists is to do age old things in a new way. It’s not hard to put a chair at a table, but which chair, which table and the angle of the chair are only about 50% of what goes through their mind in getting the best shot.

One thing that I am very passionate about is stalled styling ideas!! Passionately hate that is. Some ideas are so far beyond exhausted that it is exhausting. One of these clever little ideas is sliding mirrored doors in bedrooms. I absolutely guarantee that these did not exist once upon a time and yet now they are our only option! Ever thought about making them better, or different?

Black Panels

Dark Glass


  • DO think about panels on the mirror that suits your interior style.
  • DO think about creating width with horizontal panels or height with vertical.
  • DO think about the colour of the mirror- dark glass is better in a bedroom for a softer light.
  • DO take these right up to the ceiling to maximize light reflection.
  • DO match the style to your bedroom window this will create an amazing sense of light and space.
  • DO think about using this idea is other rooms- a small pokey study would work well.
  • DO think about using these doors in different ways- sliding is one option for a paneled mirrored door but what about your other single hinged doors? Linen press, laundry, library.
  • DO think about double hinged doors opening into a formal space such a dining room.
  • DO think about different colours for the panels- above is white and black but these could add colour and interest in different colours- navy, grey, red, gold, evergreen – whatever you like!
  • DON’T use boring sliding mirror cupboards again- EVER.

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