Designers often use oversized mirrors in small spaces to help reflect light and make the spaces feel larger than they actually are. A twist on this idea is to choose architectural-style mirrors which create the illusion of an extra window or door.
A large distressed mirror made to look like a vintage window adds depth to this small sitting area. Upholstered light blue chairs with matching throws and pillows create a comfortable sitting area around an ottoman. A bouquet of hot pink roses adds vibrant color to the room's soft palette.
A distressed finish over the mirror gives this design a beautifully vintage flair. The bakery's name is mounted over the mirror to blend it with the soothing feel of the room. Brass trim gives a luminous highlight to the shelving edges over the sleek black cabinets below.
This white, distressed desk is a beautiful shabby chic find. The green pattern wallpaper makes a good muted color background. A blue and green striped chair coordinates with the wallpaper, and the gold leaf outline of the chair matches the mounted mirror.
Light wall paint and dark hardwood create a neutral background to highlight the beautiful distressed finish of this dining room buffet. A detailed frame surrounding the mirror mounted above adds a nice decorative element.
This nursery for singer Nick Carter's son features a distressed ivory dresser complete with a diaper changing dresser topper and a large round mirror above. Hot air balloon wallpaper adds a fun, child-like touch.
A charming nook sits just outside this transitional kitchen and is the perfect spot for the blue-gray buffet that matches the kitchen island. The kitchen's modern cabinets and glass pendant light pair well with the more traditional buffet and distressed mirror.
Unassuming luxury defines this Mediterranean hallway with floor-to-ceiling mirrors, iron chandeliers and a barrel ceiling. Distressed wooden benches with plump cushions and red bolster pillows keep the look relaxed and unified.
Dark distressed cabinets with built-in wine racks create a sophisticated and masculine atmosphere in this eclectic kitchen. A mirror above the the counter enlarges the space, while floating shelves provide easy access to kitchen essentials.
The distressed wooden side table fits perfectly with the antique decor of this traditional room. Matching table lamps add contrast to the neutral room and blend well with the large gilded mirror. A large iron chandelier is reflected in the mirror view.
This antique distressed bedroom dresser is a stylish addition to the light, airy space between picture windows and subtle, polka dot patterned curtains. The ornate mirror paired with the dresser fill the space beautifully, while the red chair with striped pattern upholstery helps frame the space.
A funky blue mirror, clear glass lamp and distressed end table create an eclectic vibe in this soft gray nursery. The end table holds precious baby accessories, and the fun elephant-themed laundry bag completes the space.
Distressed wood paneling, a crystal tiered chandelier, and a grand gold-trim mirror all make for an elegant French country dining room. Sleek black chairs bring a modern touch to the space and large artwork adds a pop of color.