The mirror is a must-have item in the interior. And we are talking not only about his direct responsibilities - to demonstrate our reflection, but also about the "side" - to visually adjust the area and proportions of the room. To correctly fit the mirror into the interior, you should avoid the mistakes listed in the Novate.ru article.
Mistake 1: The frame does not match the style of the interior
The mirror often does not become a full-fledged part of the decor due to an unsuccessfully selected frame. For example, a carved wooden frame looks great in a classic interior, but in minimalism it will look too pretentious and pompous - in this case, the contrast will not play into your hands and the mirror will simply overload the room.
If you are in doubt about what kind of frame will become a worthy frame, give preference to a simple one-color copy. Some styles require "naked" mirrors. For example, in a Scandinavian-style interior, minimalism or hi-tech, it is quite possible to hang an accessory without a frame on the wall.
Color is also important. Black is a safe bet - it is almost always appropriate. Or you can choose a frame to match the walls, a couple of shades lighter or darker. In this case, the frame will not become an accent in the room, but it will harmoniously complement it, without being conspicuous.
As for the material, plastic looks the worst of all - it automatically makes the interior cheaper and makes it tasteless. It is best to stay with a metal or wood frame. And if you are a fan of unusual and original solutions, pay attention to the leather belt holder.
Mistake 2: Size is not proportional to nearby objects
The mirror may well get lost in space if it is next to a sofa, wardrobe or sink, whose dimensions are noticeably larger than its own. It will be very annoying, as a result of which the interior will seem ill-conceived.
To avoid this outcome, consider the size and proportions of all objects in the room. For example, if you want to hang a mirror over the sofa, choose a large horizontal sofa or compose several small ones.
There will be no imbalance in the interior of the bathroom if the mirror is the same width as the sink or is slightly narrower. In the hallway, the proximity of the mirror to the door and the wardrobe should be taken into account. Since they are elongated, the mirror should also be of a similar shape.
Mistake 3: There is no interaction with the interior
In some apartments, the mirror simply hangs on a bare wall and nothing is reflected in it. This arrangement makes it boring, in addition, it seems that it is out of place here at all. Therefore, be sure to keep in mind that mirrors should harmoniously interact with the space, and not hang as a "dead weight".
Hang them in such a way that direct sunlight falls in - this will make the room appear visually larger. Another option is opposite furniture, curtains or posters so that they are reflected in the mirror. This solution is especially important for a narrow room - in this case, the reflective surface will make the room visually wider.
Mistake 4: Incorrect distance to furniture and floor
If a mirror hangs in the room, a person will reflexively try to see his own reflection, regardless of whether he needs it now or not. And here a very important point is the height at which the mirror is located: if it hangs too low, you will have to bend over to see your face, and if it is too high, on the contrary, stand on tiptoe. This is inconvenient and starts to annoy after a couple of days of using the mirror this way.
That is why they should be located somewhere at the height of 1/3 of the wall. Avoid too close proximity to large furniture - after all, a mirror is an independent element of the interior, and it needs free space and air. Always leave at least 20-30 cm around the frame. However, there is an exception to the rule - we are talking about a gallery of paintings and posters, which included a mirror.
Mistake 5: Psychological comfort is not taken into account
When choosing the location of the mirror, it is necessary to take into account the comfort of the people living in the house. For example, a wardrobe with mirrored doors on the side of the bed can cause psychological discomfort and even frighten if you suddenly wake up at night and see your reflection. The same applies to an unsuccessfully placed mirror in the corridor - you don't really want to flinch when walking into the bathroom or kitchen in the dark. Therefore, before you start assembling a cabinet or nailing a nail for a mirror, try moving it around the corridor or room, choosing a good location.
An important factor is the lighting near the wall with a mirror. If the light is sharp, cold, directed from top to bottom, all imperfections of the figure and skin will be reflected in the mirror. To prevent this from happening, use a soft warm side light.
Mistake 6: Wrong shape selected
When choosing the shape of a mirror, it must be remembered that it should go well with other objects that are in the room. For example, if there are large cabinets in the room, then the best option would be rectangular and long mirrors that follow the shape of the doors. For an interior in the Rococo or Baroque style, not so much the shape will be important as the frame - graceful, ornate, gold or bronze specimens are acceptable. In a room with furniture with smooth lines, an oval or round mirror without sharp corners will look great. In high-tech, you can use products of an unusual, futuristic shape - they will add zest and will successfully complement the existing space. Modern interiors suggest the presence of mirrors of different shapes, combined into one harmonious composition on the wall.
By the way, a non-standard mirror is included in the list from 10 hallway design hacks to bookmark