Macey Bourgeois Mirrors March 28, 2018 19:44:43
Many American furniture manufacturers offer glass mirrors to match specific furniture collections while others offer mirrors as specific home accents. Glass mirrors are specified here because many are made from reflective aluminum foil - these are generally regarded as being of inferior quality to the genuine glass item although can be just as effective.
The Mirror in Interior Design - In this article I am proposing some interior design ideas. I am also analysing the function of the mirror in interior design. In this article the mirror is seen as something functional. There is also obviously a decorative purpose to the mirror. However sometimes these points can be forgotten.
A similar technique can be used in your hallway. Imagine your hallway brighter larger and much more appealing. Whether you choose floor to ceiling wall mirrors or a rectangular wall mirror you will be glad that you have chosen a mirror as your design element. The mirror can successfully add additional light to your hallway as well as creating an inviting space within your home. A crowded hallway would also benefit from the use of a wall mirror helping to define and open up the space.
At one time mirrors were made using a backing of mercury but these are no longer manufactured. They can also be made using silver precipitated from a silver nitrate solution. However today most mirrors are made by evaporating aluminum onto glass although other coats are applied to improve adhesion and durability. For example a black backing can be applied to improve opacity and reflectivity.
The mirror then is space...and it is function.. and a good interior design idea is to look at the mirror in a living room. If the mirror is above the fireplace ask why it is there. Is it for function or decoration or another reason or probably a mix of all three. In a living room you may be unwittingly using the mirror as a central decorative object but you are not bringing out the full effect. This may be because of the mirror itself or general bad interior design planning for your room. In interior design the purpose of the room is an important concept. The question of having a definite purpose for your room arises when you are looking at your room and its space. The mirror must have a specific purpose and this purpose can be brought out through the way the mirror or mirrors merges with the color tones in the room as well as the overall space and other furniture of the room.
Another interior design idea is to put a folding mirror in the corner.. a kind of triptych of mirrors which fold inwards... Another idea is to have a mirror on one wall continuing into the other walls; Various effects can be used- e.g. two long rectangular mirrors of equal size at the corners of each wall...or else the mirrors do not have to be the same size at all. The mirror then is decoration and function. What about the mirror as space as something which creates space.