Refitting your entire kitchen is a costly and time consuming process and can even be unnecessary if you simply want to update your kitchen. Using mirrors to improve a room is common practice amongst interior designers and home décor experts.
Mirrors reflect light within a room, making it feel more spacious and airy, bringing space and light to the smaller rooms and darker spaces that kitchens tend to be. Adding a mirror into your kitchen also creates a focal point for the room, as mirrors are generally not found in kitchens so it becomes a talking point.
Here are some of the best ways to use mirrors to improve your kitchen;
- Mirrored splashbacks Using your sink splashback is a great way of introducing mirrors into your kitchen. The mirrored splashback will reflect light and help to bounce it around the room, making the kitchen feel much larger.
- Mirrored Cabinets. Incorporating mirrored cabinets into your kitchen has a range of benefits. Having a kitchen fitted out with darker coloured cabinets can automatically make the space feel much smaller and confined. However, mirrored cabinets will reflect the natural light making the room feel much bigger than before.
- As a window. There are certain places in a kitchen where you expect to have a window, such as above the sink. However, this may not be the case and substituting the window for a mirror works just as well.
- As a decorative piece. Many people choose to hang paintings or prints in their kitchens but an ornate mirror can also work wonders as a decorative piece.
- To fill space. Often there are irregularly sized gaps between kitchen cabinets hanging on the walls. These gaps can be perfectly filled through the use of a mirror which as multiple benefits of looking decorative and making the room feel lighter and brighter.
- Mirrored tiles. Using mirrored tiles within your kitchen is another way of introducing mirrors into the room. Arrange them in a simple pattern for added effect.
How will you use mirrors to improve your kitchen?