Mirror Ceiling: Effective Design Solution for Every Room


Mirror ceiling is not so common, but certainly an unusual move in the design of a dwelling. Often it is such a bold decision that presupposes the correct arrangement of accents, a certain stylization and laconic design of space as a whole. Consider the main advantages, varieties of mirror ceiling: effective design solution for every room, as well as spectacular photo examples of its application in the interior.

Spacious light living room with creamy upholstered furniture and glass coffee table on a fluffy rug Black mirroring ceiling for zoning the open layout apartment Fake domed mirror ceiling in the futuristic atmosphere of the open layout apartment Gray accent wall for light contemporary room with angular sofa

About advantages

  1. It’s no secret that mirrors in the interior are a great way to play with space. Mirror ceilings visually expand the boundaries, make the room lighter, and create a special mysterious atmosphere.
  2. Even the mirror surface does not exclude the possibility of choosing the ideal shade for a certain interior.
  3. Mirror tiles hide the unevenness of the ceilings.
  4. Due to the high moisture resistance, the mirror ceiling is often used in the bathrooms.
  5. With this design solution, you can combine aluminum, glass and cassette. Mirror plastic is more practical, but less moisture resistant.
  6. Easy to clean. It is enough to wipe the mirror ceiling as it gets dirty with a rag and a special solution for glass surfaces.

Shed mirror ceiling in the ultramodern light kitchen Light bedroom design with unexpected vault mirror ceiling and modular storage right at the pedestal Red lighting of the shelving in the room with mirror ceiling Dark Classic design of the dining room amazing modular kitchen design in white with mirroring surfaces Classic living room with tray mirror ceiling and large LED TV

Varieties and Mounting

There are 4 types of mirror ceilings:

  1. stretch;
  2. glass;
  3. of polystyrene tiles;
  4. cassette or rack (plank).

Rural style with wooden wall trimming and striking mirror ceiling Dark interior accents in the classic living room with glass table and mirror ceiling Modern bathroom with wooden vanity and light ceramic tile Gorgeous modern bathroom design with shower zone and mirror ceiling Steampunk styled interior at the narrow balcony Orange leisure chairs at the white finished balcony

Mirror stretch ceiling

This type has polyvinyl chloride film that creates a reflective effect, which is close to the mirroring. The only difference from the real mirror is the slightly diffused reflection. But in the interior it looks most calm and natural. It is a great option for a bedroom.

It is not recommended to mount a mirror suspended ceiling independently. Professionalism of qualified masters is important here. And it is unmanageable without special equipment.

Conventional glossy stretched ceiling on in the living with accentual black table Dark brown mirroring stretched ceiling and modern style for home office

Mirror polystyrene plates

Initially, ceilings made of polystyrene panels are material rolled into rolls. Before installing it, you can straighten it in several ways:

  • lay on the floor and allow to straighten out by itself. This method is recommended by experienced specialists, but it takes time;
  • roll out the panels and twist in the opposite direction for about a day;
  • press down the opened roll with a heavy object, which straightens the material in a few hours. But this method is only permissible in emergency situations, when there is absolutely no time to wait.

Classic styled room with upholstered armchairs, unusual colored curtians and mirror tray ceiling

The polystyrene ceiling is installed quite easily, since a self-adhesive surface is provided at the other side. It will ensure reliable adhesion to the overlap. Installation takes place in several stages:

  • First of all you need to remove the film from the adhesive side;
  • apply the tile with a self-adhesive side to the ceiling and press down with effort;
  • To eliminate air bubbles, it is necessary to roll along with a rubber roller over the surface.

Blue dots for unusual bathroom design

In the absence of an adhesive film, polystyrene panels are fixed using prepared mixtures based on PVA.

If ceilings were painted with enamel before, which exfoliates now, it must be completely removed with a spatula or trowel. As an option, you can attach drywall. Tiles are fastened to it as easily, and it does not affect the overall appearance of the interior.

Note: in a room with mirrored panels it is better to avoid strongly heated luminaires – they can deform the mirror coating.

Art Deco interior with accentual black mirroring ceiling

Conventional glass mirror ceiling

Such ceilings definitely have a lot of advantages over the others:

  • maximally expand the space;
  • resistant to increased humidity;
  • have a high degree of light reflection;
  • allow even and very high-quality lighting of the room with built-in lamps;
  • easy to install, and there is no any debris and building dust during the installation;
  • very aesthetic.

Panoramic window for grandeur spacious apartment with upholstered furniture and complex mirror ceiling

To apply a mirror ceiling, you need to follow a specific instruction. At the beginning of the work determine the shape and color of the panels, which will most successfully harmonize with the overall interior. Tiles are adjusted to the desired size and being cut then. But it is not worth to do it yourself, because in order to qualitatively and without scratches cut the panels of glass, you need special equipment. Further, level the ceiling overlapping by attaching drywall or plywood to them. Only in this way glass tiles will be able to fully reveal their best qualities.

Futuristic style with very unusual color scheme and ecodesign touch

The panels are fastened with glue or screws. If glue is used, the inner side is carefully coated with a compound and pressed against the ceiling. It is very important to wait a little while the panel is attached. If you release at once, the glass will fall off and break. In the second case, the tile is drilled in four corners for the diameter of the screws. Rubber gaskets are put on the tips to avoid scratches on the glass. After all the work done, the screw heads are masked in chrome or aluminum caps.

Box storage for modern room with mirroring top

All steps need to be performed with extreme caution, because the glass is very easy to damage, and then it will lose all its attractiveness, and will not look so spectacular in the interior of the room.

Fragmentary mirror panels for splendid design of the oceanside apartment

Mirror plank ceiling (or cassette)

It is composed of aluminum long strips with beautiful mirror coating. Presented in different colors, but it is important to understand that the color of the slats should not contrast with the slabs.

Cassette lath ceilings are easy to install, effective in operation and easy to care for. That’s why they are so popular.

Cassette aluminum mirroring ceiling with built-in lighting

Ceilings with a reflective and mirrored surface are an effective solution, which is often used in the design of different rooms. See photos and be inspired by ideas for creating your unique interior.

Mirror ceiling in the living room

African touch in the living room with artificial fireplace and black tension ceiling Pictures as the decoration for Steampunk designed dining room Mirror ceiling tiles for large suburb modern apartment with panoramic view

Mirror ceiling in the bedroom

Black mirror ceiling in the contemporary simple bedroom

Mirror ceiling in the bathroom

Noble Classic bathroom interior with Turquoise walls, marble zoned bathtub and mirror ceiling Unique bathroom design with dark bathtub, marbled walls and mirror ceiling Modern bathroom design with large mirror and mirror tiles at the ceiling

Mirror ceiling in the kitchen

Lime print in the modern designed kitchen with black table and mirror ceiling zone above it Gray color scheme for contemporary designed dining with expressive picture Contemporary and Classic mix of light decorated dining room with dark accent wall

Mirror ceiling in the corridor

Complex designed mirror ceiling in the light colored corridor