Being a 25-year-old who has rented for quite some time now, I have learned to become crafty when decorating. Making the most use out of any rented space is key.
Lately, I have been loving mirrors. Big, small, round, square—you name it. Mirrors are a breeze to setup and there are so many out there that customization is easy to achieve. They are also really great for small spaces. Mirrors brighten up rooms and create light, where there normally would be none. The addition of light can help with dark rooms that have no windows and with small spaces that you want to appear bigger. They also help with accessorizing, so you are killing two birds with one stone!
To help newbies get started, below are some tips and tricks to consider when you are finally ready to take the plunge and purchase one.
Bigger is Better: When shopping for a small space, don’t be afraid to go BIG. It seems contradictory, but larger mirrors give more light—and more light makes a room appear bigger. A small mirror will only draw attention to the fact that your space is small. Trust me, it works!
Creativity: Creativity is key when it comes to decorating and making your rented apartment your home. Don’t be afraid to play around with the mirror you bought. Experiment with different sizes, shapes, colors and placements. Put a long mirror in a narrow hallway or create a gallery wall using a mirror as the centerpiece. You’ll be surprised how quickly you can transform the unexpected into an attractive space.
Play with Light: I don’t want to beat a dead horse, but optimizing light is key! Placing a mirror where light can catch a reflection during certain hours of the day will add a really beautiful effect to your bedroom. If you aren’t wanting a full-fledged disco effect in your room, adding mirrored knobs onto a wooden dresser can add a tiny bit of sparkle without the commitment.