Cherelle Chevalier Mirrors March 31, 2018 18:56:29
A fireplace can certainly add a beautiful and eye-catching touch to a room. However you can add even more sparkle and beauty by decorating your mantelpieces with mirrors. Whether you choose to create a mirrored mantelpiece or simply want to decorate the area with a few mirrors or mirrored accessories you’re sure to add plenty of visual interest to the room. Here are some decorating ideas you can use to add the beauty of mirrors to your mantel.
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.
However when a mirror is so obviously functional you can add mirrors that are more decorative in aim. You can have for example mirrors at the foot level. You can have mirrors which just show the abdomen level.
The mirror is space:This is a well-known purpose of a mirror. When you have a large space e.g. a hall you can use mirrors in different ways to create more space and you can aim for this effect in small spaces such as an ordinary living room. However since you already have a large space in a gathering hall or a large retail area for example how should mirrors be used? Then the mirror can be used in such a way as to create the interior. This can be done when there are mirrors along a whole wall. There can be continuous mirrors along a wall or just long vertical or horizontal rectangles of mirrors. You can have a mirror then wallpaper then a mirror again. If the room is rectangular the corners of the space should have some design element. The corners of the rooms are where the walls ’overlap’ and interior design effects can be used to emphasize this area. The mirrors emphasize in some way the central space but the side corners can also be emphasized through objects e.g. lampshades...
Non-glass mirrors can be made using any clear substrate other than glass the most common being acrylic. These are generally less expensive than glass and some very cheap versions are nothing more than a polished metal surface. Here is a review of some of the mirrors offered by a selection of American furniture manufacturers.
The mirror is function: Suppose there is a small room e.g. a small-sized bathroom. In this bathroom the mirror is obviously functional. It is used by the man for shaving for example to wash teeth. However when a piece is so obviously functional as the mirror there are ways to make the mirror more decorative. I am saying here that in some way it is easier to make something so functional as the mirror in this bathroom setting into something decorative. You can aim to have a mirror with some element of ornamentation or you can choose to have a certain type of glass for the mirror. You can choose to have a certain color scheme in the bathroom and to use the mirror as the central element in this scheme.