A mirror, this familiar and ordinary piece of interior of each house can not only fulfill its direct function, but also visually expand the space, smooth out design flaws, bring some zest, revive and make the house truly cozy and unique.
Rarely what hallway can do without such an assistant as a mirror. The first thing you usually pay attention to when entering an apartment is a mirror. Looking at him you put the final touches on your appearance before you leave, any visit of your guests begins with a meeting with him.
The mirror for the corridor is selected, first of all, for the solution of its main tasks. A high, stretched mirror in the entire wall is the best way to cope with this role. Very beautiful mirrors are rarely hung in the hallways, but if you need to visually push the walls, make this room more spacious (which is very important in our apartments), then you can use them for the interior of the hallway.
The bathroom is, perhaps, exactly the place where the mirror is simply required to be. With it, even the most modest interior of your bathroom can look beautiful. Again, the bathrooms are rarely spacious, the mirror will help out in this case, expanding the space of this small, but such an important room.
Bathroom mirror often has a backlight, which allows not only to see better its reflection, but also plays the role of a decorative element. When the main light is off, such lighting can create a cozy and romantic atmosphere.
The decision to hang the mirror not only above the sink, but also on the door or on the wall around the perimeter of the bathroom will help increase the space.
Living room mirrors
In this room almost any decorative mirrors for the interior will be appropriate. The living room looks good mirrors of various, sometimes non-standard shapes and sizes, as long as they are in harmony with the general appearance of the room.
The classic place of the mirror in the reception room is a fireplace or chest of drawers.
Placing a mirror just above them allows you to visually identify the center of the room and revive the interior. An interesting design solution for the living room will be colored mirrors or mirror panels.
Mirrors in the bedroom play the role of a kind of addition to the main interior. It is best to place them away from a bed and in such a way that a sleeping person is not reflected in them. In the realities of our apartments, the mirror in the bedroom is often placed on the door of the built-in wardrobe, which does not give much space for imagination. But even here there are decor options: a beautiful pattern can be applied to the mirror, or a soft color backlight can be made. Also in the bedroom will be appropriate and a small desktop mirror or a mirror in a decorative frame.
In the kitchen you rarely meet a mirror. Most likely, this is because in this room it plays a purely decorative role. Not every owner considers it necessary to hang a mirror where food is cooked and there is a risk of severely contaminating it. But in the kitchen there is a place for a mirror, if you want to focus on one of the zones by visually duplicating it. Also, small wall mirrors will look good here.
Well, perhaps, all the main rooms in the house, which can be decorated with the reflective surface of mirrors. We now turn to the consideration of various forms and types of this very magical element of decor.
Types of mirrors
Such a mirror is best placed on a wall that is free of any other decor, and in such a way that it takes up at least half of its space, otherwise it will not look very appropriate.
Mirrors of this form look good in the bedroom, being located, for example, above the bedside tables, they add romance and comfort to this room.
The oval-shaped mirror best of all copes with its main task. It does not take up extra space and due to the lack of angles it visually smoothes the space around it.
The mirror in the form of an arch combines the advantages of oval and rectangular, well reflects and saves space.
Recommendations for the location of mirrors in the interior
Let me give you some useful tips to help you avoid some common mistakes.
- Direct sunlight or artificial lighting should not be directed directly at the mirror, they spoil its reflective surface.
- A large mirror in which you plan to look at full height, should be the size of one and a half to two meters.
- The width of the mirror should be at least half a meter.
- Any mirror in your house should be positioned so that its reflection does not cut the head of the highest family member.
- In the working area of the mirror quickly get dirty, so they should not be placed there.
- Decorative mirrors should be hung no lower than one and a half meters from the floor.
- Do not hang a mirror that reflects a sleeping person. This is uncomfortable both from a psychological point of view and, in the opinion of many, from a mystical one.
The mirror in your interior has tremendous possibilities. It can both give a room a beautiful, complete look, and completely spoil the entire thoughtful design, if it is chosen incorrectly.