When making the most of a small space a mirror is your answer. It will open up the room, improve the lighting and enhance the beauty of whatever you place in front of it. Showcase a plant, family photos or collectibles. Whether this is an entranceway, sitting area, office or family room mirrors will give the area a much classier look.
You are a one of a kind type of person, so shouldn’t your home reflect that? Maybe you are a do-it-yourself kind of person or your style is so unique you do not trust anyone else to place your signature in your home so here are just a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing.
Learn from the pros
Interior decorators take advantage of the many ways in which mirrors can be used to enrich the beauty of your home. Here are just a few tips we can get from the pros:
- Place vertical mirrors horizontally to make the wall look longer by drawing the eye across the length of the mirrors.
- Hang a mirror with a shelf directly under it to enable you to showcase lovely objects and their reflected images.
- Be creative by hanging a collage of mirrors in varying sizes and shapes.
- Enhance the lighting in a poorly lit area of the room by installing a shelf below a mirror and placing something shining on the shelf along with electrified sconces or candles. The dingy corner will go from dark and dreary to dramatic.
- Place mirrors diagonally near one another but not touching.
The placement of mirrors behind this bed help to make a tiny bedroom appear to be much larger than it is and creates a luxurious impression in this bathroom. The mirrors each have their own framework creating a window like appearance.
Mirrors do not have to be hung just one way.
Experiment with different ways of hanging the mirror. Have someone else hold it in place at different angles and stand back to see what effect you get from the mirror placement. Note that a full length mirror is placed horizontally to widen the appearance of the wall. Mirrors can also be placed angled. Also note the use of lighter colors helps to provide the illusion of wider spaces.
Glass shelves with a background of a mirror do double duty in beauty.
Taking a narrow hallway and making a work space out of it can be challenging, but the placement of a mirror or two can make a dramatic result by not only opening the space but creating enhanced lighting.
We don’t mind being tricked when the results are pleasant, like when viewing this tiny bathroom. It may be small in size but it is big on style. The feel we get from this bathroom is not claustrophobia but coziness. The designer paid close attention to detail making sure that the homeowner was provided with amenities including a small stool which can be easily stored out of the way when not in use.
Again we see the use of white to create an appearance of more space. This mirrored wall in this small apartment room deceives the eye into believing the room is twice the size that it is.
Please take time for a word of caution.
Please note that while using candles on glass or near mirrors one should be sure of the heat resistance of the surface and the proximity to the flame as too much heat can cause a mirror or glass shelf to break. There are new candles which “burn” without flames or candles in protective jars to keep the heat of the flame protected. Candles should also be placed high enough to keep them from little fingers and the chance of catching someone’s clothes on fire when walking by.