How Small Wall Mirrors Can Make Your Space Magical

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Feeling like you're living inside a shoebox? Well, lay that sledgehammer down and grab a small wall mirror instead! In addition to being inexpensive, these bad boys are also adaptable. Plus, they can give your place a magical touch.

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The Illusion of More Space

Small wall mirrors can make any room feel bigger than it actually is. By reflecting the room, the mirror creates the illusion of more square footage. This is perfect for those of us who are stuck in tiny apartments or rooms the size of a broom closet.

Enhancing Natural Light

Let there be light! What better way to accomplish this than with a small wall mirror? These mirrors can bounce natural light around the room, making it appear brighter and more open. It's similar to having your own personal sun (minus the sunburn).

Adding Depth to Any Room

If your living space feels two-dimensional, a small wall mirror can help create the illusion of depth. By reflecting the room, the mirror can make it feel less flat and more like a 3D masterpiece. This is especially useful for rooms with low ceilings or little architectural interest.

Ready to reflect on your home decor? Here are nine creative ideas to help you use this versatile and stylish decor item (pixie dust, please!):

1. Create a Gallery Wall

Why buy expensive art when you can create a gallery wall with small wall mirrors? Mix and match mirrors in different shapes and frames to create a unique and eye-catching display. Plus, you can finally put those old college selfies to good use.

Gallery wall of small modern vintage wall mirrors above bed
Gallery set of small wall mirrors by Mulberry Lane

2. Add a Decorative Accent

Boring artwork got you down? Spice up your walls by using a small wall mirror as a decorative accent next to a piece of art or photograph. This can help to draw attention to the artwork and create a more cohesive look. And who doesn't appreciate a little extra attention?

3. Create the Illusion of More Space

Hanging a small wall mirror in a narrow hallway or small room can help to create the illusion of more space. This is particularly effective if you choose a mirror with a decorative frame that complements your decor. Hey, who needs a bigger house when you have a magical mirror?

Small round wall mirror in hallway
Photo: Becky Shea for Real Simple

4. Use as Part of a Decorative Display

If your walls are feeling a little empty, place a small wall mirror above a console table as part of a decorative display. This can help to fill up empty space and create a more interesting and dynamic look. Plus, you can finally show off that wonderfully intricate trinket you got on vacation.

Nassau Street Rectangle Mirror by Ophelia & Co.
Photo: Nassau Street rectangle mirror by Ophelia & Co.

5. Functional and Stylish Bathroom Accent

Spice up your bathroom routine with a small wall mirror! Use it as a functional and stylish accent in a powder room or bathroom. This is particularly effective if you choose a mirror with a decorative frame that complements your decor. Because who doesn't want to feel fancy when they're brushing their teeth?

6. Practical and Decorative Bedroom Element

Hang a small wall mirror in your bedroom above a nightstand or dresser as a practical and decorative element. This can help to create a more cohesive look in your space. 

Small wall mirror in bedroom above nightstand.
Photo: Kelling Designs

7. Brighten Up Your Workspace

If you're tired at work, use a small wall mirror in your home office or workspace to reflect light and create a brighter space. This can help you stay alert, positive and productive throughout the day. And when you start to slack, you'll be able to catch yourself!

Small wall mirror, Marietta 24x36, in office
Photo: Marietta rectangular small wall mirror

8. Create a Small Vanity Area

Consider installing a wall-mounted mirror and a small table or shelf in your bedroom or bathroom to serve as a personal grooming station. In doing so, you can add both functionality and style to your space, as well as make applying makeup, such as winged eyeliner, with ease.

9. Add a Fun and Playful Atmosphere

Hang a small wall mirror in a kid's room or playroom area to create a fun and joyful atmosphere. This is particularly effective if you choose a mirror with a wildly funky frame. Plus, you can finally check if there's really a scary monster lurking under the bed waiting to pounce, without actually looking.

Small wall mirrors are the real MVPs of home decor. They're affordable, versatile, and magical. By creating the illusion of more space, enhancing natural light, and adding depth to any room, small wall mirrors can make your space feel like it's straight out of a fairy tale. So go ahead, add a touch of magic to your living room, bedroom, or bathroom with a small wall mirror. No spells required.

About Primi Mosaics

Primi Mosaics creates decorative small wall mirrors that salute the past while enhancing the modern lifestyle. Inspired by turn-of-the-century designs of the Arts and Crafts movement, Frank Lloyd Wright and Art Deco, these mosaic mirrors bring a unique style and elegance to both modern and traditional decor. See some now.