The mirror on the wall has more answers than you’d expect. Not just meant for the dressing table or the bathroom sink, mirrors actually come with many versatile uses. When installed cleverly, mirrors can create an illusion of extended space while also serving as pretty decor staples.
1. Hang them at the end of a hallway
If not attended to properly, galleries or hallways can sometimes seem gloomy, dark and dull. If investing in works of art to decorate the walls or good lighting to perk up the space is not enough, then consider using mirrors in this area. Place a mirror at the end of the hallway. This will not only bounce off light from the other areas but also seem to open up the passage and make it feel more connected to the rest of the house.
2. Place one behind the furniture
If your living room is small and there is no way to increase the space, then consider placing a mirror behind a key piece of furniture, such as a sofa, to bring in the illusion of a bigger space. This will also amp up your spot and add a bit of shimmer to the room. Sounds a bit like the way restaurants add glam with mirrored walls? Well, you can have some of that, too.
Tip: You can also use an oversized mirror in a tiny area to make it look doubly spacious.
3. Let it reflect a window
If your room is a dull and dimly lit place, then try placing a floor-to-ceiling mirror in a way that it reflects a nearby window. This will ensure ample reflected natural light during the day and a view to the world at all times.
Tip: Mirrors work wonders above dining tables too. Wall-mounted horizontal ones, placed at a slight angle, create depth of space and make the dining area look expansive.
In small apartments, even the wall space is at a premium. This doesn’t mean you can’t employ smart ideas to make the area look bigger. Consider mirrored furniture that can do the job easily.
Tip: While mirrored furniture looks stylish, it needs regular care and cleaning or it starts looking grimy in no time. Choose this option with care if you have children or pets, as this delicate finish is prone to breakage and can cause injury.