Small Space Solution: Horizontal Mirrors

Small Space Solution: Horizontal Mirrors

Sarah Coffey
Apr 15, 2008

Everyone knows that mirrors can increase the sense of scale in a small space, but they don't have to be standard vertical or picture-sized mirrors. A long, horizontal mirror hung a little lower or higher than eye level can create the illusion of a panoramic window...

By hanging the mirror above or below eye level, the reflection frames a vignette without serving the typical function of a looking glass. It also opens up space where it's least expected. Hang a long, low mirror over a credenza or bench. High horizontal mirrors look good over a bookshelf, on a bathroom wall, or over a mantle.

Photos: Alcro

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