Do you have a small space you desperately want to look bigger? An easy way to add visual space to a room is that classic cheat: adding a small-space mirror.
Adding a mirror can literally double the space visually. But rather than installing mirrors willy-nilly, there are several ways to use mirrors that look stylish yet functional. From placing the mirror in unconventional places like on the ceiling to using segmented full-wall mirrors, these mirror ideas are great ways to add style while making a room look bigger.
Extend mirrors in unconventional ways
Cutting a mirror to fit sloping ceilings expands the mirror and allows the space to look that much bigger.
Having a small space can mean some funky wall spaces, like dramatic sloping ceilings. In cases like these, you can have mirrors cut specifically to fit the space.
The benefits of putting a small-space mirror such as this into a space are twofold: It creates a unique, funky look, and it means that much more mirror to visually expand the area. When it comes to small rooms, it’s all about using every last inch of the space, and this idea makes for full use of that concept.
Put mirrors on the ceiling
A ceiling mirror adds a whole new dimension to the space from the top up.
A hallmark of smaller spaces is that you may not have much wall space to work with. What you do have may be taken up by your most prized art or cherished photos. So if you find yourself in that position, try adding a mirror to the ceiling. The photo above shows how it can actually open up the space from the top.
A recessed mirror looks like it belongs in the design. In cases where a recessed mirror isn’t possible, try for a flat mirror with no frame that blends into the surrounding ceiling.
Use a full-wall small-space mirror
A full-wall mirror can have decorative elements like a segmented paneling design and distressed portions.
And then there’s the old standby favorite: a full-wall mirror. These are incredibly effective at visual expansion, as they give the illusion that you are missing a wall and looking into a whole other room.
However, you can still get creative with the full-wall small-space mirror concept. One popular choice is adding a grid pattern, which gives the mirror some sleek geometry. Adding a distressed touch to the mirror is also a great way to personalize it, like in the photo above.