Mirror Mirror

One of the easiest ways to transform a room into feeling larger is with mirrors.

Prior to my education as an interior designer, I thought mirrors were only useful as standbys over the fireplace, in bedrooms, or in bathrooms. However, as I began to work in the design field, I found that their presence in homes and offices made a dramatic impact on the way a room feels, in regards to the size.
When used in the right areas, and creatively, mirrors can create quite the optical illusion. Creating light, texture, space, and character, mirrors instantly open up what feels like a cramped area, and also gives any room the ultimate WOW factor. Aside from soaring ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows, there is no better friend to a small space than a well-placed mirror.
BEHIND FURNITURE
Large mirrors, either hung or propped up, can brilliantly boost the sense of space. Placing furniture in front of the mirror will soften any glare and enhance the reflections. The bigger the mirror, the more space it will appear to create. A pair of large, window-like mirrors bring a sense of balance to a neutral space.

 Bowery Collection.
CREATE A “WINDOW”

Small spaces are not usually packed with windows, so why not a fake one! Place a mirror in an area you wish had a window. Create ‘multiple’ windows in a room by placing a mirror next to or across from a real window. The reflection maximizes the effect of natural light and exposure, creating pleasant door views, that can be appreciated from multiple angles.
BEYOND WALLS
Mirrors don’t have to be hung on the walls to reflect light. You can brighten your interior spaces by placing them in other areas. Lining the back of a bookshelf can add great reflection and depth to a room. Adding glass to a table top, and then placing a candle or lamp on top of the glass, is one of the quickest ways to add reflective light to brighten a space.
Heritage Collection 
Norsons Collection Bookcases
So, don’t just limit your mirrors to the obvious bathroom, bedroom and fireplace; branch out and use them to enhance and compliment your office space, or give any room a sophisticated and brightened appeal. After all, mirrors are always a good idea!