One of our favorite small space solutions is to use mirrors.
Wherever we see light, whether it’s from a window or from a mirror reflecting light, we have a sense of AHHHHH – a sense of spaciousness. If you have a dark spot in the room, use mirrors to reflect light back into the space. I love to hang a mirror behind the occasional table for that very reason. In our own home we have a dark hallway adjacent to our offices. Each of the offices are bright but this hallway is not. Solution? I hung a large mirror vertically in that hallway, which bounces the offices’ light back into the hallway. Now we never have to turn on the light, and it feels much more spacious.
Where can you hang a mirror to bring in more light? How does your entry way look? Could you use a mirror opposite the doorway? Does your Living Room have a wall of windows? If so, consider putting mirrors opposite the wall of windows, doubling the amount of light, and doubling the space visually.
One of my favorite mirrors is the IKEA Mongstad mirror – it’s 37” x 74” and it’s less than $100. (pictured at left). I've also seen the mirror hung vertically on barn door sliders over a doorway in a luxurious spa in San Diego. Now you know the secret... it's less than $100.
Let there be light, lots of light! Let mirrors help expand your space with light. Let us know how you used mirrors to expand your space in the comments below.