Small Space Solutions: Mirrors

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 Mirrors as Small Space Solutions

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. 

Expanding a Room with Mirrors

1. Uttermost Black Tinted Wall Mirror (no longer available)

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.

Bedroom Design with Mirrors

2. Howard Elliott Soho Convex Decorative Round Wall Mirror

Decorating with Mirrors

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.

Bathroom Interiors with Mirrors

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.


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  • 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!

Small Space Solutions: Mirrors