7 ways to design with mirrors

7 ways to design with mirrors

One of the best ways to elusively enhance the spatial capacity of any room, mirrors are surely becoming a mainstream interior design phenomenon. Not only do they create illusions of interior mirage, but they can also enhance the visual capacity of a space and make it seem larger than it originally is. They’re usually used in large formations in interiors that have space constraints. Today we will be looking at some innovative ways to design interiors with mirrors.

  1. Use in pragmatic ways

Slap sticking a huge looking mirror on any wall will not make it a successful interior design intervention, but combining it with a visually hindering aspect of the room will surely create a more appealing visual. As you can see in the image below, the mirrors have been systematically arranged in a balanced, proportionate formation as wardrobe leafs/sliding doors. This allows for a nice synthesis of function and aesthetic without compromising either of both.

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  1. Nooking it

Small nooks can seem rather claustrophobic if not designed in a specific way. If you will observe the interior in the image below, you will see how the texture of the crushed velvet upholstery has creatively hindered the openness of the space. If it had not been for the mirror topping at the top of the wall mount sofas, the interior would have had caved on itself.

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  1. Break it off

You do not always have to use the entire looking mirror block in one go. You can always break it off into small pieces and creatively arrange them to enhance the quality of the space. This technique works best in spaces that are already spacious and need a bit of a design revamp.

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  1. The mirror mirage

Sometimes, designers tend to apply a large scale thematic execution to a small space, and enhances the quality of that specific theme with full-scale looking mirror claddings. As in the interior below, the neo-classical theme would have looked redundant in the apartment’s space constraint, but the looking mirror makes it seem like a large, innovative mirage.

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  1. Do away with functionality

Another pragmatic application of the looking mirror, this one carefully closes off the more visually hindering aspects of the media wall design. Instead of merging that modern feature with the classical theme, the designer has covered it up, and enhanced the visuals of the space all in one go.

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  1. A little bit of patterning

Looking mirrors can be cut to scale to create various themes and patterns to apply in any interior formation. The avengers themed feature wall is a perfect representation of that idea.

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  1. Let loose the space

Another spatial mirage, this one is carried out in the bedroom. The mirror leafs cover up the doors of the wardrobe and create the illusion of double the space within the smallness of the bedroom.

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