Small Space Solution: Oversize Mirrors

Sometimes small spaces call for big accessories. Not overstuffed couches or outrageously large chandeliers —although we admit that we like this too sometimes— but big, unapologetic, reflective accessories. Lest you need any convincing of the magical, space-expanding power of the oversize mirror, we've rounded up a few of our favorite examples where the grand-scale reflectors bring a room to airy life... • 1, 2, 3 We especially love the effect in an intimate dining room, or in other rooms where candlelight is a frequent visitor.

• 4,5 When placed between two windows or flanking a door, they read as additional architectural details and take visual advantage of incoming sources of light.

• 6,7,8 When placed directly opposite of a window they act as another source of light.

(Images: 1: Leah Moss for Stefan's Apartment Therapy: DC House Tour, 2: Marie Claire Maison, 3: Paul Corrie, 4: Keith Scott Morton for Country Living, 5: Restoration Hardware, 6: House to Home, 7: Jake Curtis, 8: Atlanta Bartlett)

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