If you’re on a tight budget and want to remodel your house in a minimalistic way, a great start would be to add mirrors. Mirrors have been used for centuries to reflect light and increase the size of otherwise-small rooms. They can also add style and character to your home without making any permanent changes.
Here are 8 unique ways to use mirrors for remodeling your minimalist home:
Floor Mirror (Full Length)
One way to make your space look bigger is with a full-length mirror. Although it can be used as a decoration, a full-length mirror is most commonly used to reflect light, making a room look larger. When picking a mirror for this purpose, choose one that is aesthetically pleasing. This is especially useful in small apartments where you might not have room for an actual dressing table.
Mirrors in Gold
You can also use mirrors as focal points in rooms that need some extra character and personality. For example, if you’re decorating a dining room with hardwood floors and neutral-colored walls, try hanging some beautiful gold-framed mirrors on another partition, so they reflect the light entering through windows nearby. It will instantly liven up an otherwise dull space.
Gold mirrors can be used in any house room and can add warmth and style to your space. They are also great for dressing up a room or making it feel more sophisticated.
Gold framed mirrors look striking especially when placed above a fireplace mantle. If you’re looking for ways to dress up your bathroom or make it feel more luxurious in a minimalistic way, adding gold mirrors is an easy way to do so!
Oversized mirrors can add light and dimension to a room. When using an oversized mirror in the entryway or living room, make sure it’s the right size for the space you’re putting it in. Consider using a mirror with a frame that matches your decor—this will help keep the look cohesive throughout your home.
If you want to create a minimalistic impact with mirrors but don’t have the budget for a full wall, try hanging one or two large pieces over the fireplace in your living room. This can make an otherwise small space look much more spacious by giving the illusion that it extends further than it does.
Living Room Mirror
Mirrors can help add interest and light to your minimalist space. They create the illusion of more space and can be used in any room of the house, but there are some places where they are specifically useful. In a living room, mirrors can be used:
- To reflect light and brighten up the area.
- To match your decor, use frames that match or complement your furniture or other items in the room.
- An accent piece, such as placing them on walls opposite windows that allow light into the home through a large window, makes it seem brighter than it is physically possible for it to be.
Mirrors with unusual shapes
- Consider using odd-shaped mirrors. Odd-shaped mirrors are a great addition to any room, but they’re especially good in bathrooms and kitchens where natural light is abundant. This can definitely add style and a vibrant look to your bathroom.
- Oddly shaped mirrors can be used as focal points or to create the illusion of space or height.
Clusters of Pendant Mirrors
Here’s a fun idea: hang pendant lights as mirrors. In other words, use the light fixture as your mirror and place it high enough that you can’t see your reflection. This creates an interesting effect that can be used to create a focal point in any room.
Another way to use these lights is to hang several of them together at different heights along one wall. Hence, they illuminate an entire room without overly brightening up any particular area. You could also install them on the ceiling above a table or other furniture to create patterns on the wall behind it!
Small Mirror Cluster
You can use small mirrors to decorate a wall or place them in clusters on the floor. You can hang small mirrors from the ceiling or on the wall. Small mirrors may also be grouped.
Generally, it’s best to avoid large pieces of furniture that prevent you from moving freely through your minimalist home and require frequent cleaning (such as a long dining room table). If you need more storage space, you might want to use open shelves instead of closed cabinets because they are easier to get to and are less likely to get dusty.
We hope this list has given you some ideas for how to use mirrors in your next remodel. They are a great way to change the feel of a room without doing much work, so it’s worth considering before you start digging into DIY projects or expensive renovations.