The Best Mirror Ideas For Small Spaces

If you live in a flat or any kind of compact dwelling, mirrors can play a vital role in helping you maximise the appearance and feel of your space. At Gold Coast, we design and install a wide range of glass fixtures like mirrors, shower screens, and even splashbacks. Over the years we’ve picked up on interior layout ideas that work and those that don’t. In this quick post, we want to show you some of the great ways that you can position mirrors to elevate your space, even if you’re working with limited room. Let’s start with:

Place mirrors behind furniture

This can seem a bit “out there” at first, but once you’ve tried it, you’ll see it adds a whole new dimension to the area. The reflection replaces the immediate contrast of a wall behind the furniture. Not only does this make the area seem brighter, it also gives the space a deeper feel. By placing the mirror in this way you give the region a more purposeful look. Everyone who enters the room will gain perspectives they’ve probably never seen before.

Next to a light source

Place mirrors next to a strong light source and you’ll create a magical reflection effect that’ll travel throughout your space. This effect is compounded in tight spaces. The less room you have, the more impactful this idea will have! Small spaces are best lit with warm colours instead of cold to amplify the cozy feel.  

Add to your windows

Have you always thought it's a real shame your room only has one small window? Add a new one by placing a larger mirror opposite! Not only will this redirect the light pouring in from your real window to brighten everything up, but it’ll also let you see out the window from various sides of the room.  

Place small mirrors on shelves

Mirrors do more than show you how you’re looking. If your shelves are filled with solid objects, the placement of a small mirror can help break up the display and make things seem far less claustrophobic. It does also give you the cheeky chance to check yourself out every time you pretend to reach for a certain title or item from your collection.

A mirror splashback behind the stove

The kitchen is full of dark corners that could use a bit of extra light and behind the stove is certainly one of them. Throw a mirror splashback behind the hob and you’ll have yourself a bright and open feeling cooking area worth showing off. You’ll see trendy bars like the one above throw mirror splashbacks all over the place. It’s because they look incredible, are super easy to keep clean, and give the area a modern look that expands the space dramatically.


There you have it! These are the best tips we have right now for using mirrors in compact interior settings. We hope you found some of these pointers helpful and plan on giving one or two a try. Have any further questions about the kind of mirrors that might be possible for your space? Feel free to get in touch with our team at Gold Coast and we’ll be more than happy to see if we can help further.   

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