If you are the one of those people who doesn’t like illusions and mystery, bored by multiple repetitions, and the word “eternity” awakens sad thoughts – it’s means that mirrors in your home are used only for its direct function. In this case it is going to be enough to supply your home with mirrors for two locations – the entry, and the bathrooms.
There is several simple rules that you have to follow, to save yourself time and avoid costly mistakes:
- Mirrors always should be hang strictly vertical.
- Position your mirrors so direct open light from lighting fixtures wouldn’t reflect in the mirrors, in other words the lighting source reflected in the mirrors shouldn’t “blind” the person.
- The distance from the floor to the top of the mirrors should be no less than 6 feet.
- The distance from the floor to the bottom of the mirrors should be at least one in a half foot.
And one more important thing, when placing a mirror you should count on at least three to five feet of open space in a front on it so a person has an opportunity to step back while looking at the mirror.
In a well composed room, mirrors were used to emphasize the symmetry of a space. A good room, unless perfectly square, would have a major and a minor axis and mirrors would be used to emphasize one or both.
In a modern room, a mirrors hung on the wall might occupy the position that a built-in mirror might have had in earlier times. And: While large mirrors accentuate some spatial attributes of a room, small mirrors, even tiny ones, can acknowledge a room’s symmetry. Small mirrors might be used above a door if the door is occupying the center of the room, or in the middle of a bookcase if that would corroborate the room’s symmetry.
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