The Oversize Decor Object That Can Trick Your Eye Into Creating More Space

The Oversize Decor Object That Can Trick Your Eye Into Creating More Space

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Nancy Mitchell
Mar 23, 2017
(Image credit: Desire to Inspire)

You can't use mirrors to actually create more space in your home, but you can use them to create the illusion of more space, which is the next best thing. And when it comes to mirrors, nothing has quite the impact of a really, really big mirror. Here are 11 spaces where an oversize mirror makes the room.

Above: The antiqued finish sets up a nice contrast with this oversize mirror's simple, modern shape, giving this space, featured on Desire to Inspire, a particular timelessness.

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With a dramatic mirror like this one, spotted on House & Home, you don't need much else in the way of art.

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A slightly more modest mirror brightens up a Minneapolis living room shown on The Everygirl.

(Image credit: A Cup of Jo)

If you have tall ceilings, definitely do emphasize them with tall mirrors. This one is in a Parisian apartment (of course it's in Paris) from A Cup of Jo.

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In the living room of the same apartment, we witness a completely different approach to the oversized mirror. The frame of this one is painted the same color as the wall, so the effect is much more subtle — almost like an architectural feature.

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A leaning mirror brightens up a modern bedroom from Studio McGee.

I'm a big fan of mixing modern and antique pieces, and I especially love the idea of adding an oversize antique mirror to an otherwise modern space, like, this one from Country Living.

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From Vogue: A mirror on top of mirrors, for double the impact.

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The painted edge of this floor mirror, seen on Design Milk, makes it interesting to look at, even from the side.

(Image credit: Architectural Digest)

The bathroom may not be the first place you'd think of to put a giant mirror — but why shouldn't this small space have a little drama, too? Image from Architectural Digest.

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