How to Use Mirrors to Make your House Bigger
Strategically placed mirrors are some of the simplest home staging tricks to increase your small spaces visually. Bringing in light, breaking visual clutter, or expanding walls, mirrors can help you solve almost any design dilemma.
If you are looking to make your home appear bigger, these helpful tips will help you out.
Create a Mirror Wall to Enlarge your Room
For rooms that lack windows, accomplishing the feel of additional square footage can often be difficult.
But luckily mirrors can help you have the same effect as a window. Placing a large piece of mirror on the wall can quickly add dimension to any space.
Enlarge your Bathroom Vanity Wall with Mirrors
If your bathroom is lacking space, giving it an illusion of it using mirrors. Place a mirror behind your sink in a floor to countertop fashion to enlarge the area and reflect more light. Alternatively, if you have a freestanding bathtub, consider adding a floor to ceiling stand alone mirror at its back.
Multi-functional Mirror Designs
If you are really short on space and do not have appropriate location to hang mirrors, consider putting them on storage cabinets and closet doors. This will not help to solve the issue of enlarging the area but can also be used as decorative shelving and collections.
Bring in Reflective Light by Placing Mirrors near Windows
If your interiors are feeling small and dark, mirrors can help to reflect light into your space. However, this is something you need to do very carefully as too many mirrors can make your house appear like a carnival funhouse. Hang a mirror a foot of two behind a pendant light, a hanging chandelier or opposite a window to reflect light naturally and beautifully.
Group Mirrors Together for Visual Interest
Larger mirrors can be quite pricey and if you don’t have a budget for it, no worries. Opt for couple of smaller mirrors available at thrift or discount stores and paint their frames in same color. Group them together on a wall in the same place to create an organized feeling without appearing cluttered.