Written by Dylan Fanico
Aside from soaring ceilings and gigantic windows, there is no better friend to a small space than a well-placed mirror. Expanding walls, amplifying light, breaking up visual clutter, mirrors can be used to solve most any design dilemma. Perhaps that’s why we feature their awesomeness so often. One good way to use mirrors is by making small spaces big.
Not all of these examples hail from tiny spaces, but all the same tricks can be easily employed in these spaces’ smaller sisters to similarly brilliant effect.
1- Use a large floor length mirror behind a piece of furniture in tight spaces.
Mirrors the same width of the furniture make the piece look purposeful and prominent rather than shoved in. Entry consoles are perfect places since in small homes they are usually tucked in wherever they’ll fit. A large mirror in the landing strip area will also allow you the easy luxury of one last “once over” before you dash out the door. For safety, attach the mirror to the wall with brackets even if you are resting the mirror on the floor.
2- Place a mirror behind a light source.
Whether it’s behind a candle, a pendant light, or a bedside lamp, a mirror will help to maximize the light’s reach while creating an almost magical effect.
3- Create another window by placing a mirror next to or across from the real deal.
The reflection maximizes the effect of natural light and pleasant outdoor views, allowing you to appreciate them from multiple angles.
Be inspired and make your small rooms look bigger with smart ways to use mirrors.