How to Use Mirrors to Make Limited Space Look Larger
All of us know where to hang a mirror in our home but do you know that mirrors can be versatile tools to make small spaces look bigger? Mirrors can visually expand a small space.
When they’re placed in strategic spots, they reflect maximum light and space.
Here are some ways you can make the most out of mirrors:
Grouping the Mirrors Together:
Taking mirrors of different shapes and sizes, painting their frames all the same color and grouping them in the same space on the wall can make your room space look larger.
You can do with one large mirror too but larger mirrors can be quite pricey, hence they do not fit into everybody’s budget, while small mirrors can easily be found in thrift shops or on discount and are very affordable.
Behind the Console:
Layering a tall wall busting mirror behind the console makes the room look larger.
Since the area behind the stove is rather dark, placing a mirror in that area bounces back the available light, making the space look larger, making it easier to see the meal that’s being prepared and enjoyable to stand.
Mirrors as Back splashes:
Mirrors as back splash not only use the natural light throughout the room but also make any under-counter lighting extra bright.
Use long and skinny mirrors to make a wall look longer instantly. Turning the mirror on its side generates an instant effect of enhancing the look of a wall.
Mirror Behind the Sofa:
Tucking a mirror behind a sofa, makes the dead space come alive and look larger.
On Cabinet Fronts:
Gluing mirrored tiles to the front of your cabinet fronts anywhere in the room, but especially in the kitchen, can reflect the world around you. You may want to do just the tops or just the bottoms but this trick works great in small spaces.
Mirrors Displayed Like Windows:
Mirrors that are shaped and displayed like windows make the space look lighter and larger that it really is.
Next to the Dining Table:
Placing a mirror right next to the dining room table, allows for softer lighting to be used, but it still keeps the area light and bright.
Floor Length Mirrors:
Floor length mirrors make any space feel lighter, brighter and taller. They can be placed out on their own or behind a grouping of furniture.
Mirror as a Headboard:
Placing a large antique-style mirror as a headboard can not only make your bed long magnificent, but it can also make your room look spacious.
Mirrors for Door Paneling:
Using mirrors on paneled doors, is also a way to make the room look spacious.
- Mirrors in Wall Paneling:
Installing mirrors in wall paneling in the bathroom illuminates the bathroom, makes it look spacious and gives it a Zen affect.