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  • Writer's pictureSarah Zohar

Illusions Of Space

Mirrors have long been a go-to element in interior design for creating an illusion of space. Their ability to reflect light and extend visual boundaries makes them a powerful tool in maximizing smaller areas. Whether it be standard mirrors or antique mirrors for an elegant & classic look. In this blog post, we will explore different ways to incorporate mirrors into your interior design project, helping you create the perception of a larger and more spacious environment.

One of the most effective ways to make a space appear larger is by installing wall-to-wall mirrors; By covering an entire wall with mirrors, you create an illusion of depth and expansiveness. This technique is particularly effective in narrow hallways, cramped bathrooms, or small bedrooms, where it can visually expand the room and create a sense of openness.

Another fun way of incorporating mirrors are by integrating Mirrored Furniture and Accessories, they add a touch of elegance while maximizing space. Mirrored dressers, side tables, or coffee tables not only serve their functional purpose but also reflect light and create the illusion of a larger area. Additionally, incorporating mirrored accessories such as frames, vases, or trays can further enhance the visual spaciousness of a room.

One trend that we have been seeing quite often this past year are wood panels, but have you thought of Incorporating mirror panels or room dividers? these can work wonders for creating the illusion of more space. By strategically placing these panels, you can visually extend the room by reflecting light and views. For instance, using a mirrored panel between an open kitchen and living area can make the kitchen feel more expansive while maintaining the sense of openness in both spaces.

In kitchens and bathrooms, adding a mirrored backsplash behind the countertops or vanity can make a significant impact. Not only does it create an illusion of depth, but it also reflects light and adds a touch of sophistication. This technique works especially well in smaller kitchens or bathrooms where traditional backsplashes may make the space feel closed off. However, you're going to have to keep that cleaning rag close by!

Finally, large, statement mirrors are not only functional but also visually striking.

Placing a prominent mirror on a focal wall can create a captivating centerpiece while making the room feel larger & welcoming.. (This also helps with the feng shiu when placed in the entry way of your home, we'll get into that in another blog post!) The mirror will reflect light, views, and other interior elements, amplifying the space's visual impact and providing a sense of expansiveness.

Mirrors offer endless possibilities when it comes to enhancing the perceived size of a space and add an overall completed look to your space. Whether you choose to cover an entire wall with mirrors or incorporate mirrored furniture and accessories, their reflective properties can bring an element of spaciousness into any interior design project. By carefully considering the placement and scale of mirrors, you will be able to create a visually stunning and expansive environment, making small spaces feel larger and more inviting. So, embrace the illusion of space and experiment with mirrors to transform your interiors into open, bright, and captivating spaces.

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