Make the Most of a Small Apartment with Mirrors
Apartment living is attractive for a lot of reasons. It’s hugely convenient, with most of the exciting aspects of city living comfortably within walking distance; it’s low maintenance compared to a house and can be very private when living in high enough buildings.
Of course, the one key drawback of apartment living is that it’s often on the smaller side. All of that convenience comes at a price that usually takes the form of the size of the space you can afford.
For most, the standard apartment is roughly two bedrooms, a bathroom, and an open plan kitchen/living area - all of which is pretty snugly put together and won’t feature too many spots to feel completely private from the rest of the home. The worst part is that we haven’t even spoken about studio apartments yet!
Still, there are ways to circumvent the drawbacks of apartment living, which can usually be done with some intelligent décor. In today’s blog, we’re going to explore just that and see how we can maximize a small apartment using designer mirrors!
Punch In the Light
A small space can look often look incredible if it features enough natural light sources. Windows are the best way to do this, obviously, but that isn’t necessarily something that can be easily changed in an apartment without some serious cash. So, while you could install some new, more oversized windows to make up the difference, it’s simply not decorating at that stage, nor is it very cost-effective.
Thankfully, the best solution to this problem is often staring right back at you - a mirror! Mirrors are great light multipliers that can be highly cost-effective compared to other options. So choose a rectangular-shaped mirror, such as a french or mid-century design, and enjoy impressive results immediately!
Multi-Task Your Furniture
The key to practical apartment living is often to make sure that you have more than a single purpose for the objects and furniture in your home.
If you have to put furniture in your space, which, if we’re realistic, you probably do, then the best thing to do is to make sure every piece serves at least more than one purpose. Multitasking is the secret weapon of interior designers and can make a small room seem huge.
Using a Boho or Rattan mirror in your apartment can be a great way to have a mirror that can solve many different problems. For example, place one in your bedroom, and you have a light multiplier that can double up as a makeup mirror as well.
Dominate the Space
If you don’t want things to feel cramped in a small apartment, then sometimes it’s best to start thinking big.
Large french mirrors, standing mirrors, and antique-style wooden frame mirrors are perfect for visually dominating space while also making it difficult to see the limitations of a small room at the same time.
If you would like some more help choosing the perfect mirror for your home, don't be afraid to give our team at West Mirrors a call. Our friendly group of experts would be more than happy to provide some advice and recommendations!