Make Your Room Appear Bigger…WITHOUT Remodeling!

One of the questions I am always asked is, “How do I make my room appear larger?” or, “What is the best way to brighten up a dark corner?” One of the simplest and most effective ways to create depth in a room is with mirrored surfaces.  And the days of mirrors just hanging on the wall is over-  mirrors are appearing everywhere this Fall in home design!

Think about mirrors in a whole new way – on armoires and tabletops, furniture legs and case goods. One of the best “tricks of the trade” in using mirrors and mirrored finishes best is to always be aware of what they reflect.  Do you have beautiful windows overlooking the ocean or a beautiful garden?  Consider putting something reflective opposite it to see that view from all angles.  Mirrored tabletops can create beautiful depth when the right tabletop accessories are placed on top, and mirrored legs on furniture can help to show off that fabulous new rug!

Try using different mirror finishes as well.  An antique mirror finish on an armoire in a bedroom will create a cozy, old world, romantic feel, whereas a traditional finish may lend a more contemporary feel.  Whatever your style, there is sure to be something out there that will be perfectly reflective!  Here are a few for inspiration!

 

The mirrored doors on this wardrobe add depth to the room while fulfilling that need for a full length mirror.

Classic Siena Mirror Door Wardrobe by Camelgroup, Italy (Available on Sohomod

Classic Siena Mirror Door Wardrobe by Camelgroup, Italy (Available on Sohomod)

 

Look how beautiful and romantic that headboard looks through this antiqued mirror armoire!

Sanctuary Armoire in Visage, Hooker Furniture

Sanctuary Armoire in Visage, Hooker Furniture

 

The sides of this great West Elm table just make that rug pop right off the floor!

Herringbone Mirror Coffee Table, West Elm

Herringbone Mirror Coffee Table, West Elm

 

And what beautiful side tables Global Views and Horchow have that would be a perfect fit in a small corner that needs a little shine!  Love this mirrored lamp from Cyan Design – it will reflect much more light, and brighten up your space.

Gueridon Table, Global Views

Gueridon Table, Global Views

Janiece Mirrored Side Table, Horchow

Janiece Mirrored Side Table, Horchow

 

Illusion Table Lamp, Cyan Design

Illusion Table Lamp, Cyan Design

 

Currey and Company has so many beautiful options for furniture and accessories with mirrored finishes, these are just a couple of our favorites!  Talk about glamourous!  That red cushion stool just looks like it came off a movie set!

Antiqued Mirror Sideboard, Currey & Co.

Antiqued Mirror Sideboard, Currey & Co.

 

Euclid Console Table, Currey & Co.

Euclid Console Table, Currey & Co.

 

Elsie Stool, Currey & Co.

Elsie Stool, Currey & Co.

What do you think?  How have you used mirrored finishes to open up your home?

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  1. Edgar Urzua says:

    Edgar Urzua

    Fantastic article post.Really looking forward to read more. Fantastic.

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