Want to make a big impact in your home, but not sure where to start? If you're short on time, space, or budget, one of the most dramatic changes you can make is to add a large mirror. You can make a small room look bigger, a dark room feel lighter/brighter or add serious wow-factor to an understated space - all with a statement mirror.
Open up a small room
In small spaces, like apartments, every square foot counts. The trick is to find ways to maximize your space without making it feel cramped. One simple, but effective strategy is to place a large floor or wall-mounted mirror in a smaller room. The large mirror will reflect the room around you, immediately creating visual expansion in the space.
Bring in the light
A common challenge in many apartments is limited exposure to sun light. One way to get around the dark, cave-like feeling often created by lack of light is to add a large mirror to your space. A mirror will cast back any light coming in, so by positioning a mirror near a window, you can reflect the sunny outdoors throughout the space - making it feel open and bright.
Turn up the Glam
While traditionally we think of mirrors as hung on walls, mirrored furniture has become very popular - and quite accessible - as a way to inject a shot of glamour into a space. It’s also a great way to reflect pops of light into a room (whether it’s a ray of sunshine from a nearby window or a soft glow cast from a table lamp sitting on top of a mirrored side table). Many brands offer beautiful mirrored dressers - which play beautifully in a bedroom. However, mirrored desks, coffee tables, buffets and even smaller items such as mirrored trays, are now available in a wide range of price points. So, if you’re looking for a quick fix to add some light, sophistication and drama to your space, try anchoring a room with a mirrored piece.
How else have you used mirrors in your space? If you’re looking for more mirror inspiration, you can see these ideas and more on our Decorating with Mirrors board on Pinterest.