When we first bought our little (650 sq ft) apt., the place was covered in mirrors. A whole wall of them in the living room, a whole wall in the hall. Needless to say, in order to avoid looking like Maude’s-1970s-pad, we took them down immediately. But the fact of the matter is that mirrors can make a small space feel bigger, if used strategically. We recently put up some amazingly cheap ikea mirrors ($4.99 for a pack of four; choose the 7 7/8″ X 7 7/8″ size to see rounded squares) on the inside of the apt’s door. The effect is really playful — we kid ourselves that there’s another room down that way — and lightens up what was a dark entry way. In case you’re wondering, a common glass cutter was used to help them fit around the peep hole. One more tip: use leftover mirrors as trays for tealights (as demonstrated below). Instant party decor. — Angela M.