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.
The body of this armchair is amber cowhide; the seat and pillow are a terracotta twill by Ralph Lauren. The closet door on the back wall was designed to resemble other antique Spanish doors found throughout the home.
So as not to block views from the kitchen, the dining room's host and hostess chairs were relocated to the living room where they carve out a seating area next to an oversized floor mirror constructed from reclaimed wood.
An impressive, oversized wall mirror is the focal point in this contemporary white double vanity bathroom. The rich wood cabinets and woven ceiling fan are a nod to tropical design, while crisp white walls, countertops, and vessel sinks keep the design feeling fresh and updated.
On the way out the door, designers added an oversized, leaning mirror to provide greater function in this master space. Not only does it allow for the perfect place to check your outfit before leaving, this mirror adds drama and depth to the rustic industrial master bedroom.
Because of the soaring ceiling heights in the master bedroom, designers used darker colors to create a more intimate and inviting space. They also brought in larger accent pieces such as this oversized mirror and dresser to help make the room feel less overwhelming.
Wainscoting surrounds this bedroom with sophistication, while recessed lighting over the bed provides light for reading. Natural light is reflected by an oversized mirror, which makes the entire space feel larger and brighter.
To make a spatially challenged dining spot feel larger and brighter, consider hanging an oversized mirror above the sideboard or directly across from any windows. This will help bounce light around the room, create the illusion of more space, and also help capitalize on any exterior views.