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Decorating Your Apartment With Mirrors

Posted on March 31, 12:46 PM

From time to time, an apartment may feel small. In all honesty, if you look at the square footage between a three bedroom apartment and a three bedroom house, you'll find that they aren't far off from one another.

Some of us, however, have no need for three bedrooms at this point and choose to live in a lavish and wonderful one bedroom pad. I have found a plethora of techniques to making a smaller apartment have a much grander feel.

The best and easiest way to do this is with mirrors.

Plants- Placing a plant in front of a mirror turns it from just a simple plant into an indoor jungle of sorts. While that may be a slight exaggeration you'll find that the mirrored plant does give off a much larger feel as well as the reflection provides more exposure to sunlight for the plant itself.

Life Size- Leaning or hanging a life size mirror against a wall in your living room will really open things up. It will also serve as a huge piece of art and may serve as a conversation piece as well. Either way, it will make your living room feel as if it were twice the size.

Here, There, and Everywhere- If you really want to get creative and open things up, you might try hanging or placing a mirror on every open wall space. You might end up with a museum type feel, but it will be a lot of fun looking at all the infinite reflections of mirrors reflected one another.

Outside In- If you have a place with limited windows, try placing a mirror on a wall directly across from one of your windows. You will not only reflect more sunlight into the room, but you might also give off the feel that the place has more windows.

Shards- Find uniquely shaped, small pieces of mirror at your nearest craft store and arrange them all on a wall or door to give it an avant-garde feel. It will take some creativity, but could end up looking really cool.

The most important thing to remember when hanging or decorating with mirrors is to have fun with it. Realize that things will be reflecting and pay attention to how they look when reflected.

Good luck! If you have any cool ideas or uses with mirrors, please leave a comment and let me know! Share with your fellow Apartmentite!

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