Reflecting on mirrors: Creative ways to use them in unexpected ways

  • A mirror in an unexpected shape and design detail adds interest over a console. (Cathy Hobbs/TNS)

  • A grid of mirrors creates the illusion of a wall of windows in this living space. (Cathy Hobbs/TNS)

  • Horizontal mirrors help extend this dining space. (Cathy Hobbs/TNS)

Mirrors come in different shapes and sizes and can be used in a myriad of ways. In some instances they can create a magical sense of openness while helping reflect light. They can even act as windows in spaces that don’t get much natural light. Beyond the single mirror, a common designer trick is to use a menagerie of mirrors.