Design and Decor

Mirrors in the interior: design solutions in interior design

Looking for effective and fast ways to transforminterior? Use mirrors for this purpose. They are able to change the space, "push" the walls, make the interior elegant and stylish How to properly use mirrors in the interior, so as not to distort the space? What additional features does this piece of furniture have? Today we will tell you where to hang a mirror, what visual effect it can create. Before choosing a mirror Before you go to the store behind a mirror, you need to determine where to hang it and what functions it will perform. And for this it is necessary to understand what kinds of mirrors exist. They are divided into wall, desktop, floor, hinged, ceiling - and each has its own role in the interior.

  • The wall. Most often suitable for decoration and visual enlargement of rooms.
  • Mounted. They have movable parts and a large frame. It is better to use them to reduce space.
  • Floor and table. They serve, mainly, for accents and allocation of a certain zone.
  • Ceiling. Possess the ability to enhance lighting by reflecting and visually raising the ceiling.

Mirror geometry In addition to what you needdecide where to hang a mirror, it is important to choose the right shape: square, rectangle, circle or oval. Each geometric figure has its own load. For example, the oval elongated form perfectly reflects the silhouette in full growth and does not take up much space on the wall. Our opinion: - The round mirror looks good as a decorative element. Its shape resembles the sun and carries a warm message. Rectangular and square shapes bring strictness to the interior. Mirror Tricks Even small in sizemirrors can visually increase the space due to reflection. For example, often use mirrors in the interior of the living room to expand the space. It is important to choose the right place to hang a mirror in the interior. But first let's examine its main advantages and disadvantages. Advantages

  • The mirror is an excellent decorative addition to the interior;
  • reflection in the mirror works to enhance color;
  • if properly positioned with mirrors, you can add more light to the space;
  • The mirror basically expands the walls visually.


  • too narrow and long mirrors can distort reflection;
  • if you direct the lighting directly to the mirror, then it will create glare;
  • It is not recommended to hang mirrors opposite each other, multiple reflection can cause a feeling of anxiety.

Alexey Essi-Ezing, creative director of boutiqueinterior solutions "CEOffice": - Thanks to Peter I, the mirror has ceased to be the embodiment of sin and narcissism, legalizing the possibility for elegant ladies to straighten their hair in a carriage. As for design, every year the functionality of mirror elements expands, giving designers an even greater flight of fantasy in the synthesis of textures. For example, a mirror is surprisingly recommended in small rooms - by its presence it expands the space. That is why the simplest method is a mirror wall to visually increase the size of the room. However, the disputed point is the mirror ceiling. If you absolutely can not abandon it, then do not do it at least in the bedroom - it is believed that during sleep, nothing should reflect the sleeper. Mirror in the corridor If you are indoubt, where to hang a mirror, then choose a corridor. This room is perfect for him. For a narrow room, oblong large shapes are best. Our opinion: - For visual expansion of the room it will be good if the mirror takes up most of the space. Mirror in the kitchen There are rarely used mirrors, only as complementary to decorative accents. In a small kitchen you can make a mirror apron. Mirror in the living room This room is universal. In it you can use mirrors of different shapes and sizes. Non-standard mirrors act as works of art, as well as accents and ornaments in the interior. And if you place a mirror in front of the window on the entire wall, then additional square meters are visually provided for you. Mirror in the bathroom Since the room is usuallysmall, it is better to use the entire surface of one wall. Large mirrors do not fit in the frame, so as not to reduce space. Mirror in the bedroom The lack of square meters in the bedrooms is compensated for by the mirrors installed on the sliding-door wardrobes. If it is not possible to fit the cabinet, then the floor mirror opposite the window will fit. So the light, reflected in it, will create the illusion of the second window. Alexey Essy-Ezing, creative director of the boutique of interior solutions "CEOffice": - Vintage mirrors in massive, naturally aged frames of various shapes and sizes are now especially popular. They can be seen in respectable living rooms or bathrooms made in the Art Deco style, as well as in country houses in the style of Provence or Shebbi-chic. In this context, the mirror is an absolutely independent element, easily changing the picture or frame for photographs. Such antiques for every taste and purse are sold in flea markets in Europe, or they can be ordered through the Internet. On a note!

  • The best distance to the mirror for viewing is 150 centimeters.
  • Mirrors should be arranged in such a way that all members of your family can see their head completely.
  • Use a small mirror tile with a combination of two textures in the interior. So it will be possible to smooth the joints between them.
  • When choosing a mirror for a bathroom, be aware that it has a waterproof coating.
  • Use the mirror as a harmonious element if you have a fireplace or a beautiful outdoor vase. Let them be reflected in the mirror.