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Decor Hack of the Day: Tabletop Mirrors

Style your vanity counters, foyers, dressers, and bathrooms with mirrors

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Tabletop mirrors are added for its practical purposes -- like for example, when we put on makeup and other accessories. With just a couple of accessories, you can create a charming vignette.

"Framed mirrors are great accessories on countertops. It may be on consoles, dressers, or built-in shelves. Use a mirror with a big frame as a backdrop for small accessories. Place small-framed mirrors in between other accessories to form a grouping," says interior designer John Vigilia.

Photos by Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions (left) and livelovediy.com (right).

Read the original article in the August 2014 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details.

How to make it work:

1. Make sure you have a sturdy table.

Large-framed mirrors must sit on top of surfaces that are sturdy enough to hold the weight. For additional precaution, you can secure the mirror with a reusable clay adhesive or Blu-Tack.

2. Keep it simple.

When creating a tableau with a mirror, keep it classy and simple. Keep in mind that a cluttered arrangement will look doubly cluttered with a mirror in the background.

3. Choose the perfect location.

Use a decorative mirror to place around the house where you think sunlight is lacking. The reflective surfaces will bring natural light in.

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