How to use mirrors and glass to enhance light and space

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If you’re looking for ways to style your home elegantly, mirrors and glass are fantastic tools to have in your back pocket. When used correctly, reflective design elements (like mirrors and glass) can help you open up a room, enhancing the light and space in your home.

Whether you’re looking to incorporate a few small mirrors on an interior wall or you’re interested in adding full-sized glass walls to your house, there are a few essential things to know about using mirrors and glass in your home design. In this post, we will explore three ways that you can decorate with mirrors and glass to amplify light and space in your home.

 

Lighten up a dark room with an expertly placed mirror

While mirrors certainly add to the aesthetic appeal of a room, they can also serve an important secondary purpose: lighting up a dark or shadowy space. When you’re designing your home, it can be frustrating to deal with a room that doesn’t receive much natural light. But instead of renovating it to add more windows, you can just hang a mirror to amp up the brightness.

To achieve this, position your mirror directly across from the existing window, so the mirror will reflect the daylight that’s entering from outside. You can also set a mirror next to a floor or desk lamp to amplify the artificial light that it generates.

 

Create the illusion of a larger room

Similarly, mirrors can also help if you’re struggling to make a cramped room appear bigger than it is. By mounting a mirror on your wall, propping up a full-length mirror or using a piece of mirrored furniture, you can add the illusion of increased depth and space.

In these instances, interior designers will typically select a large mirror instead of a small one to open up the area as much as possible. Oversized mirrors like these can also add a trendy touch to your home and serve as statement pieces.

 

Add an interior glass wall to maximise space

If you’re up for a more intensive home renovation project, consider building a stylish glass feature wall into your property. An all-glass wall creates a dramatic look and can serve several different purposes, including connecting rooms, dividing indoor and outdoor spaces and replacing bulky internal walls made of boring plasterboard.

Glass walls are well-suited to areas where you won’t require a lot of privacy, such as lounge rooms or foyers. If you like the look, you could also incorporate a glass wall into your master suite, separating the bedroom from the bathroom or simply dividing different areas within your bathroom.

No one wants their home to seem dark and cramped, so mirrors and glass are excellent tools to brighten up your space. From mirrors that reflect natural sunlight to fashionable interior glass walls, there are several tips and tricks you can leverage to open up your space with mirrors and glass.

 

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