Design Tip of the Week: Using Mirrors to Open Up Hallways


It’s time to stare the idea of using mirrors as decorations right in the face. While using mirrors as a common decoration throughout the house can be questionable at times, using them sparingly and in the right places can really enhance your home’s overall look and feel.

I’m often asked about what homeowners can do in order to make their small hallways feel bigger. My solution? Use a mirror! The reflection of your mirror will not only make the hallway feel longer and wider, but it can add a vibrant and light effect to your home. However, there are a few things to keep in mind when using a mirror in your hallways.

Seeing as your mirror is going to be one of the main focal points in your hallway, don’t skimp out on a basic looking mirror. Spend the time to find one that makes your hallway pop. Whether it’s a wooden frame or a colored border, choose a mirror that you’ll be satisfied looking at over and over again.

Also, beware of using mirrors in hallways already full of decorations. If you have photos or wall hangings on your hallway walls already, perhaps using a mirror isn’t the best option for you.

Finally, remember that while mirrors can add that extra pizzazz that you’ve been looking for, using them in too many places in your home can make it feel confusing and just plain weird. Don’t overdo it.

Make sure to check back next week for Kristen Smith’s Design Tip of the Week!