Small-Space Secret: A Great Big Mirror
An oversized mirror makes a small room feel much larger. Get ideas from these 8 shining examples
Mirrors are your friend, just as long as you like what's staring back at you. Mirrors in home decor, especially oversized mirrors, are assets when positioned to accentuate your home's best features. Framed or unframed, mounted or free-standing, mirrors are hardworking and can double your decorating dollar. You may live in only 500 square feet, but the right mirror can make it appear much larger.
When installing an oversized mirror, be mindful of what it will reflect. In this dining room, the mirror shows a lovely reflection of not only the crystal chandelier, but also of a painting and a winding staircase in the foyer.
Add the illusion of square footage without the costly renovation. A seamless mirror installation nearly doubles this average-sized room.
Positioned between two French doors, the mirror infuses drama into the space with its sheer magnitude and creates the illusion of a middle door.
Sunlight floods this spacious dining room with help from a bounty of windows and the wall mirror above the buffet. The mirror's reflective qualities brighten this room, even on a cloudy day.
In lieu of artwork, a pair of handsomely framed walnut mirrors directs the attention back to this stunning Sputnik chandelier.
Positioned at opposite ends of a narrow closet, a pair of floor-to-ceiling mirrors transform this small space into a virtual hall of mirrors.
When placed in a dark room, an oversized mirror eagerly exposes any bit of light and radiates it throughout the entire room.
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