Mirrors are easy to install with a few simple tools and can they can completely change the mood and feel of a room. Here are 5 creative ways to use mirrors in interior design. In ancient China it was believed that mirrors were endowed with magical powers. Once mirrors are introduced into interior and even exterior designs it easy to see them as absolutely magical additions to any design.
Add a Large Mirror to a Small Space to create the Illusion of Space
Large rectangular wall mirrors are one of the best ways to open up a small space. A mirror captures and reflects natural and artificial light and used properly a large mirror can create the illusion of a room continuing long after it has ended. In particular the placement of a mirror across from a garden window or an outside view can enhance the ambiance of a small room making the view rather than the size of the room the main attraction. Additionally, a small bathroom wall mirror can help with the appearance of space in a small bathroom.
Use a Mirror as a Tray
In a bedroom, living room, dining room or in a bathroom using a small mirror as a tray provides an easy to clean flat surface. Moreover, it reflects whatever it holds adding extra dimensions to the space. Mirrors placed under an interesting plant or flower arrangement is an easy way to add a designer touch.
Add a Mirror Outside
Taking the inside out is one of the best ways to expand living space. Nothing does this better than placing a beautiful mirror into a porch or patio setting. The reflection of exterior spaces is entrancing and a mirror quickly lends an interior finished look. Moreover, many wooden and metal-framed mirrors accent outdoor furniture beautifully. An amazing idea for spinning mirror mobiles was invented by Inha Leex Hale. Inha glues two mirrors together and then hangs them on spinners in his kitchen to turn softly with the breeze as it comes through the window.
Hang Several Mirrors on a Wall to Mimic Windows
The rhythmic design of mirrors that are exactly the same size is an excellent way to break up a large boring wall space. Mirrors hung in this way can even be accented with shutters or curtains to further the illusion. Decorative metal-framed mirrors will give an exotic Middle Eastern feel to the design.
Add mirrored panels to the back of bookcases
This is an excellent way to add a little bit of light and color to a room. Adding mirrors at the back of bookcases and cupboards instantly makes shelf displays coherent and appealing. Similarly, placing a mirror on a self or bookcase will bring light and interest to any arrangement. Mirrors even make an interesting addition in the kitchen when placed behind fine china, shiny pots or even hanging herbs.