Using Wall Mirrors to Enhance Small Spaces

Using Wall Mirrors to Enhance Small Spaces

Misty Adair
Apr 27, 2010

If you've ever stumbled your way through a house of mirrors, you know that mirrors are all about optical illusions. Why not use that to your advantage in your small space? Mirrors can help you pull off a few illusions of your own to create a lighter, spacious room.

Mirrors can really add depth to a room when used thoughtfully, so consider these tips when placing mirrors in your space:

1. Make sure that a mirror is hanging at a level to reflect something attractive (not your popcorn ceiling).
2. Try to place a mirror opposite a window to bounce back natural light and to duplicate a pretty view.
3. Use a mirror to balance out an asymmetrical wall and create a faux window.
4. Borrow a favorite trick from the 70's and cover an entire wall with mirrors. Use mirrored tiles or a collection of vintage mirrors to double the size of your room.
5. Layer mirrors. Hang a mirror on a bookcase or lean a mirror on a mantle with smaller artworks overlapping it.

Featured Mirrors: Black ruffle edge mirror from Brocade Home, Clarissa votive mirror by Pottery Barn, Harry Allen mirror from Design Public, Hoffman mirror from Pottery Barn, octagon mirror from Wisteria, stained glass mirror from Etsy, self portrait mirror from Design Public, Omni mirror from ZGallerie, rope mirror by Ballard, Coco mirror by West Elm, and birdcage mirror from Ballard.

Reader, reader of this site, which mirror gets it right?

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