THE SETTING UP OF MIRRORS

TAKING PROFIT FROM THE MAGIC OF REFLECTION AND DECORATION PUT TOGETHER

THE SETTING UP OF MIRRORS

TAKING PROFIT FROM THE MAGIC OF REFLECTION AND DECORATION PUT TOGETHER

The mirror is one of the most popular objects used for interior design. It can decorate, illuminate and create an illusion of more room. These many positive features make it a great addition to any space, but in order to profit from them successfully, it is essential to follow a few rules, because the multiple benefits of a decorating mirror can also be missed if not observed by a qualified professional.

These are the key points that have to be carefully thought of when adding a mirror to your spaces.

 

THE IMAGE

The main characteristic of a mirror is the ability to reflect light and, thus, copy the image that is on front of it. Besides the typical function given to a mirror, such as a bathroom utility or a closet item, it can be also used to deceive the eye and create a different ambiance for any space of the house.

However, this is no normal object and that is why there are some key aspects to be respected in order to install a mirror successfully:

– it is important to think of the image that you are about to reflect, which is going to transform into a piece of art.

– the positioning should be done in a spot that ensures the maximum reception of light.

– use multiple mirrors to create a vignette.

– pick a mirror of the right proportion to the space where it is going to be placed, since a huge mirror in a small bathroom is striking (and not always in a affirmative way) or a tiny mirror in a big living room is not relevant and defeats its purpose.

– a focal point can be established by an accent mirror, which itself can be the protagonist of a room.

 

THE SURFACE

Nevertheless, not only the extrinsic characteristics are important, and nowadays, it is possible to go further than the normal mirror by choosing some options that change the reflective surface and, as a consequence, the replication, the illumination and ambiance produced.

Color-tinted mirrors are a current trend that adds vibrancy and vitality to the image reflected. Antique mirrors are another option that grants a surplus from the general features a mirror provides. An innovative idea is an angled or curved mirror: this item will distort the image reflected and either create an specific accent or a panoramic view of the space, depending on the variation chosen.

As a consequence, it is essential to be aware that the intrinsic characteristics will modify the image replicated and confer additional features to the room, which are capable of defining its style.

 

THE FRAME

Another essential part of the mirror is the frame, which will also determine its style. By choosing a particular shape or material, the mirror will act as any other item and enhance the desired trend. Today, there are so many options on the market that it is advisable to purchase a frame once the style of the room has already been decided.

Moreover, the size of the frame will translate on how evident the item is. If nothing really pleases you and you rather have just the magic of reflection, a frameless mirror might be the perfect option. Though this element, it is possible to enhance the room in a more subtle way, profiting of all the characteristics that benefit the space but in a neutral manner regarding style.

 

As a result, the mirror is the one element that can both decorate and bring a new look to a room just by replicating it (and doing so in many different ways). You might have realized, however, that ornamenting with a mirror is no easy task: the options are endless and there are a lot of details that have to be taken care of.

Will the mirror act as an accent item? Or is it supposed to just amplify the room? Should the frame be a work of art itself? These are just some of the questions that have to be answered in advance.

No matter which sort of mirror you choose, it is important to count on the assistance of a professional. Call me, I will be happy to help you in adding mirrors to your spaces in order to multiply their positive features and put some twinkle to the image reflected. I am always available for a free quotation.

The Architect’s Advice

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Architect and urbanist, I was born in Pisticci, a town in the province of Matera, in the south of Italy.
My occupation allows me to express my passion for ARCHITECTURE, in all of its forms, from urban planning to construction, from the building site to interior design.
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Architect and urbanist, I was born in Pisticci, a town in the province of Matera, in the south of Italy.
My occupation allows me to express my passion for ARCHITECTURE, in all of its forms, from urban planning to construction, from the building site to interior design.

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The setting up of mirrors
The mirror is one of the most popular objects used for interior design. It can decorate, illuminate and create an illusion of more room. These are the key points that have to be carefully thought of when adding a mirror to your spaces.

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