We feel restrained in a small room. What happens if that room cannot be expanded physically? Here are some tricks to expand a room with mirrors, mounted on the walls or ceilings.
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Mirrors are a great way to bring a feeling of extra space to your room, and have been used for centuries, especially in the already huge ballrooms in many castles or palaces. They can also be used to add extra height to the ceiling, as small space designer Ron Marvin did for the low ceiling of his apartment’s hall. This way, the big chandelier looks quite huge and casts twice the light.
Another ingenious idea proposed by Marvin is to deepen his plate and glass display by placing a mirror behind the dishes. This gives the impression that the cabinet is expanding into another room. He also added mirrored doors to other cabinets, to make the kitchen seem larger.
French designer Chahan Minassian thought of a clever way to use mirrors for a chic amazingly designed apartment in Paris. Here are the small bathroom and dining room, optically expanded by mirrors. Just Imagine the light reflected by all the mirrors!
Kings who wanted to display their wealth and eccentric ideas have even built halls of mirrors, as the amazing Hall of Mirrors in Versailles Palace. The way the mirrors are arranged really gives the impression of an infinite hall, and the light coming from the many chandeliers may have been reflected in an impressive way. The golden statues add to the lavish look of the hall and seem many more when seen in the mirrors.
Did you feel inspired by our ideas to expand a room with mirrors? Will you use their wonderful effects in your own home?
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