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Achieve the illusion of more space in a room by using mirrors. Small space solutions usually focus on storage, while mirrors not only expand the feel of a room they also make a decorative statement! I love how they have used a crystal chandelier in the living room above. It’s smart because the heavy use of mirrors allows the shimmering light from the fixture to create a dazzling effect at night.
1. Uttermost Black Tinted Wall Mirror
I like the clever way they have used picture lights to highlight the full-length mirrors in this room. A bit of light and glamour lightens up the dark hued space.
2. Howard Elliott Soho Convex Decorative Round Wall Mirror
Mounting a mirror directly to a wall is another great way to create the illusion of space in a small room. From kitchen back splashes to affixing a series of mirrored squares, mirrors are an age-old designer trick to expand the feel of an interior.
3. Venetian Oval Wall Mirror. (currently unavailable)
I am a big fan of placing a decorative mirror over mirrored walls. Many standard bathrooms come with wall-mounted mirrors, so to make the bathroom look more polished and “decorated,” why not try this look. It makes sense to stick with a mostly mirrored piece versus a dark and heavy framed mirror that will only look clunky. I think a venetian style is best. Also, decorative wall lights or sconces with shades will soften the reflected light which is essential in a powder room.
Photos: My Notting Hill, Apartment Therapy.
Rob is a Los Angeles-based designer who has a background in art history and was an expert at Sotheby's auction house. Formerly the host of "Inside The Auction" for the Fine Living Network, speaker for The Learning Annex and contributing editor for Valley Magazine and LA Bride Magazine, he has spent years bridging the gap between the world of design and the general public.
His design sensibilities are varied and can work in both traditional and contemporary styles. His interiors have most recently been published in Renovation Style Magazine.
I love the idea of hanging a Venetian mirror on an existing wall mirror. Any ideas, however, on how do actually do it? I've done a little search online but didn't get any suggestions. Do you glue it, drill it ????
Hi Penlope - this is the kind of job that would be best to hire a contractor for. Working with mirror-on-mirror can be tricky! I belive that both of the suggestions you made (gluing and drilling) can be done, but they require serious skill. Good luck!