Home Hacking: Adding Mirrors for Light, Glamour & Illusion

“We have been using mirrors in our entire life. We just can’t go out at home without having a glimpse of ourselves in the mirror. But right now, you will look at mirror differently aside from its vanity purposes.  We will discover how mirrors are perfect as home decors to create illusion, accentuate proportions and a lot more.”

 

Have the mirror cut to size by a local glazier and adhere to the wall with a type of adhesive called mirror mastic. Mirror mastic is available at local hardware stores and is applied with a caulking gun. 

Here are a couple of other unexpected places to stick a mirror, with great results.

Home Hacking: Adding Mirrors for Light, Glamour & Illusion
Here’s a great IKEA hack, using the Expedit shelving unit we all know and love. Design*Sponge shared this picture of a room divider in designer Andreas Uebele’s son’s room, delineating sleep and play spaces. Adding a mirror to the edge is an instant upgrade.

 

Home Hacking: Adding Mirrors for Light, Glamour & Illusion
I strongly suspect this Australian penthouse, seen on Architizer, was not a DIY project, but the idea is transferable to humbler homes. This kitchen island, outfitted with a mirrored base, is endlessly glam. If you don’t have an island, you could add mirrors to cabinet faces, or your backsplash.

 

Home Hacking: Adding Mirrors for Light, Glamour & Illusion
HP Rovinelli Architects added mirrors to that always awkward spot under the stairs. What could have been dead space is now light and airy (not to mention all that functional storage space).

 

{All images courtesy of http://www.apartmenttherapy.com}