Using Mirrors to Create More Space
A mirror does not only enable us to see what we look like. When used correctly, a mirror can do more than showing our physical appearance. It can brighten up a room as it illuminates light to the space. It can also liven things up when it comes with a great design and placed strategically in a room. Lastly, a mirror can create more space, which is obviously very helpful when you are decorating a small room and you want to make it look bigger.
Mirrors can brighten up any room when light is reflected to it, so using mirrors to create more space is useful not only for small rooms, but also for large, dark areas in your home or apartment.
Here are some ways to create more space using mirrors:
Use large mirrors. At first, a large mirror in a small room can be daunting, but don’t worry. As light is reflected to the mirror, it instantly brightens up the space, making the room look more spacious. So go ahead and install a huge mirror on the wall to achieve this illusion. You can also place a full-length mirror in entrance ways. This gives anyone who enters the room a sense of more space. If your room has a low ceiling, you can create more height and space by adding a floor-to-ceiling mirror.
Small mirrors will work, too. Mirrors come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and designs. If large mirrors are not your thing or you find them expensive and/or difficult to install, place small mirrors together on the wall. The way you arrange the mirrors will serve as an additional decor to the room.
Incorporate mirrors to your furniture. With limited space, you don’t really want a lot of pieces. To avoid adding more items, why not go for mirrored furniture? Place a large one on your bedroom dresser or coffee table. Use mirrors on closet doors or storage cabinets. Do not be limited to just hanging mirrors on the walls. Multi-function mirrors will help liven up the room and make it more visually appealing.
It’s in the placement. Aside from the size of the mirror, the location where you put it plays a role in giving the illusion of having more space. For instance, if you have a small bathroom, put mirrors behind the sink to give the illusion of space. If you have a fireplace, you can place a mirror next to it. This helps create a cheerful atmosphere in an otherwise dark and cramped room. If the space does not have windows, a good trick is to place a bright lamp (or any other light source) in front of a mirror. This easily spreads the light through the room.
Mirrors are a great tool to make a small room look bigger. Keep in mind, though, that you also have to consider the design and overall look and feel of the room before purchasing mirrors. Make sure these go well with the design elements; otherwise, you might not get the desired results.
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