Design and Decor

How to properly decorate an interior with mirrors: designer's advice to Anastasia Muravyova

Using a mirror, you can make the space morebright, optically expand the space, or you can simply use the mirror as an element of decor. What techniques are used most often by decorators? We asked the expert about this. Can you imagine your life without a mirror? Probably not. After all, this household item is so ingrained in our lives that we will never want to part with it. But how to properly mirror the interior? In which rooms is it appropriate? These questions we asked our today's expert - decorator-designer Anastasia Muravieva. Anastasia Muravyova, designer-decorator

Designer-decorator Anastasia Muravyova graduated fromFaculty of Economics, Moscow State University. Lomonosov and the Higher School of Environmental Design in the Moscow Institute of Architecture, received an MBA from Bristol University. Currently working mainly with the interiors of private houses and apartments, has also experience in the design of public spaces. At the same time he is engaged in painting and photography, is fond of contemporary art and all these skills successfully use in their interiors. I took part in art exhibitions, where I showed my painting. The designer-designer sees his mission as creating a harmonious, stylish and comfortable space that takes into account the tastes, preferences and budget of the customer. Ready to work in any of the famous interior styles, without copying the samples and introducing a unique personality in each project. - Where and how best to apply the composition of mirrors? - It can be placed above the chest of drawers, the console, the sofa or the head of the bed, and it will become the visual center of the room, it will look very impressive. And it is better to choose mirrors of different shapes and sizes or "mix" them with pictures. Sometimes they are located not on one, but on different walls. It is undesirable to place large mirrors opposite each other: this can cause an unpleasant optical illusion. It is better to hang them on perpendicular surfaces, at an angle of 90 degrees, and then they will make the room more spacious and lighter and will not create the impression of a space leaving to infinity. - How to beat a mirror in the interior? - Mirror cabinet is very convenient to use in the bathroom or the corridor, that is, where the mirror is always necessary from a practical point of view. In addition, these rooms need storage systems, and in the bathroom behind the mirror door you can hide, for example, water meters and access to communications. By the way, mirror elements can be used not only in cabinets, but also in other furniture items: chests of drawers, tables, shelves. - How to properly illuminate a mirrorsurface? - The sconce placed on the surface of the mirror looks very impressive. Some factories produce similar models (for example, in the interior of the cabinet on the attached illustration - a lamp with a mirror from Mis en Demeure). It is possible to make such a composition to order, having provided in advance in a mirror cloth the necessary holes for electrical wiring. By highlighting the mirror, do not forget the simple rule: the sources of light are better placed on the sides, and not on top and especially not from below. Thanks to this, the person looking in the mirror will look more attractive. The backlight can be hidden and placed behind a mirror, giving diffuse light. - Do I need to frame the mirror with a frame? - Mirror in the frame can be a noticeable accent in almost any interior. The mirror in the dining room or living room is not as functional as in the bathroom or bedroom, but will make the room more solemn and decorate it. It is not at all necessary to look for a mirror with a finished frame (although the choice is huge): in any baguette workshop, you can order a mirror cloth of the right size and enclose it in the liked frame. If you want to make a beautiful touch in the design of the mirror, then provide a facet. Pay attention also to the Venetian mirrors, in which the frame, like the base, has a mirror surface. Photo courtesy of Anastasia Muravyova

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