Decorating with Mirrors
From a practical point of view, distorted mirrors in your interior is absolutely useless. However, not every designer or
decorator would agree with this statement.
Some professionals believe, that by incorporating in a design decorative convex mirrors, or "special effects" mirrors that are
made by using deformed sheets of polished metal, you can create a quite unique interiors. After all, the reflection in such
mirrors is as unusual and impressive as if it would be a surreal piece of art.
Another decorative trick used by designers and decorators - angling mirrors. When mirrors are situated on an angle toward each
other, the reflected image "brakes" into several parts, while reflected objects do not appear distorted. It creates an artistically
appealing mosaic effect. This method of decorating with mirrors is widely used in a hotels, restaurants, stores, and some times
incorporated into residential interiors.
Another popular method of decorating with mirrors - fragmentation. This method is based on arranging mirrors in certain order
near each other. For example, if several long and narrow mirrors are placed near (not against) each other it will not only
elongate the appearance of the wall, but also creates a comforting repetition. Reflections in the mirrors will capturer not
a continues view of an interior, but fragments of it, creating a unique effect. If the same long mirrors are located in a
vertical, but in an horizontal pattern it will make a wall appear wider.
Using this method endless composition can be created. By using different shapes of mirrors dramatic or whimsical effects can
be accomplished. Talking about the fragments, some of today's innovative mirrors designs contain several differently shaped
mirrors (round, oval, square, or odd shaped) assembled together. This type of mirrors combinations are definitely unconventional,
and can have an impacts of a true artistic expressions.
One of our favorite old tricks - shelving with the mirrored back. Dingy, purely lit wall can be brought back to live with
mirrored shelving. You can attach mirrors to the back of any shelving unit, and place it against the wall. Than you can
decorate the shelves with your favorite
crystal accessories, or other home accessories with reflective surface. This method will
not only brighten up a space, but add interest to the overall room decor. By placing live plants on the shelves the amount
of flowers will be doubled by they're reflection in the mirror, and you can create blooming parodies in your room.
Lack of lighting is a common problem these days. Dark unused corners and nooks often become a challenge to decorate. Long
mirrors placed in such places will do the trick of expanding a space and bringing in more light. The combination of wall
mirrors with soft lighting (indirect lighting, electrified
candle sconces, candles arrangement) increases this effect.