That’s not to say that little apartments are bad, though! For some people they’re the perfect size, and they often have a natural warmth and coziness that bigger spaces can sometimes lack. But they can also seem a bit … well, cramped. The great news is that there’s a certain type of decoration that can make your place seem a lot more spacious. Here’s a guide to decorating with mirrors in a small apartment:
Utilize Natural Light
One of the tried-and-true tactics interior designers use when decorating with mirrors is placing them across from windows. This does two things: One, it reflects the outdoors, which makes the room appear much bigger (and much less claustrophobic).
And two, it reflects the natural light that the window is letting in, flooding the space with even more sunshine than is shining in from the single window. This additional brightness makes the apartment seem bigger and airier, and it can even positively affect your mood.
Don’t Be Afraid to Go Big
When decorating with mirrors, there’s really no such thing as too big. The bigger your mirror, the more of the room it reflects, and the bigger your room looks. So, really, big mirrors are a great option.
Try placing a framed floor-length mirror on one wall and using it as a focal point for your decorating scheme.
Know What You’re Reflecting
One of the only real rules there are when decorating with mirrors is to be aware of its placement– keep in mind what it will be reflecting. You don’t want to hang a mirror only to find that you can now see the toilet from your living room when your bathroom door is open.
Make sure it’s reflecting a window, a wall, a piece of art, or something else you’ll enjoy looking at.
Put One In Your Entryway
Entryways are a really common spot for mirrors.
Why? Decorators agree that they have a welcoming effect, probably because they reflect the light in the room, which will naturally makes any entryway brighter.