The mirror is honest, transparent and reflects beauty and ugliness, representing both faces in nature, and it is a scandal for the defects of the face and body .. whether it is small or large, the mirror finds a place for it in every home, and perform various functions in interior decoration, especially with the artistry of designers to work with this material Low cost and unmistakable aesthetic effects …
People first saw the reflections of their faces in pond water or water kept in earthen jars, and the reflections were pale. Then the first mirrors in Anatolia were made of obsidian about eight thousand years ago, and later in Mesopotamia and Egypt of polished copper. At a later stage, the mirrors were formed from polished stone in Central and South America, from bronze in China and India, and from stained glass in the first century in Sidon in southern Lebanon. However, in 1835 the world waited for the German chemist Justus von Liebig (1802-1873) to develop a process to cover the surface of glass with metallic silver. This technology, and its improved modifications, is credited with the mass production of mirrors, as we know it.
Currently, the presence of mirrors used in the interiors enchants the hearts, especially when crystal is used in designs that increase the value of the decor, enlarge it and perform practical functions, which in addition enlarges and brightens the spaces …
Wholesale benefits of mirrors
An example of the idea of covering the ceiling of the architectural void with a mirror (photo courtesy of interior designer Nora Fares)
The presence of mirrors in the interiors is not without its positive aspects, according to Egyptian interior designer Nora Fares. Especially with large mirror solutions in narrow homes. Regardless of the size of the mirrors, however, the latter creates a feeling of spaciousness and depth in the void, as well as beautification of the rooms. In the context of the good distribution of mirrors in the interior, Engineer Nora invites readers to:
From the work of interior design engineer Nora Fares
Installing a large mirror on the dining room wall behind the “buffet”, which reflects the lighting of the chandelier and accessories on the table, and acquires elegance, richness and depth.
To place a mirror in front of any painting with the aim of extending its view from more than one angle.
The choice of a mirror to accompany any attractive work in the decor, which doubles the attractiveness of the latter.
The use of small horizontal mirrors for narrow corridors between rooms, to give the illusion of their spaciousness during movement.
The ceiling of the architectural void was covered with a mirror, to represent width and depth, as well as to beautify the design.
A mirror behind the bed in the bedroom (Image courtesy of interior designer Noura Fares)
To place a mirror against the wall behind the bed, to support the decorations with an elegant touch, and to rejuvenate the room so that its occupant does not get bored.
Add mirrors to the dressing room to achieve aesthetics.
An eye-catching mirror (photo of Covet House, in ‘Porto’, Portugal)
Wall coverings with mirrors, especially in contemporary open spaces.
Characteristic mirror in the hall (photo via Covet House, in ‘Porto’, Portugal)
Place a mirror above the “console” table whose surface is decorated with antiques or vases for an elegant and striking look at the entrance of the house.
The mirror has an attractive presence in the entrance of the house (photo by Noura Fares, interior designer)
Regarding the mirrors used in the “modern” decoration work, the engineer says that “the cheaper the interior decoration elements, the more elegant the design looks. Therefore, the ordinary transparent mirrors promote the scene. On the other hand, the engraved mirrors do not fit the “modern” design, but rather tends to be a bit old-fashioned classic.The engineer attaches value to the outer frame of any mirror, as the frame can be coordinated accordingly according to the desired decorative plate, while the mirror will remain transparent.
Distraction and noise
Mirrors attract dust, which requires constant care for the neatness of the mentioned surfaces. In addition, the engineer warns against scattering mirrors in the wrong way in the interior, causing distress, scattering and noise, disturbing homeowners and guests, as well as exaggerating the use of transparent surfaces in one space.
4 common mistakes in renting mirrors
According to the engineer, common mistakes in interior decoration, when using mirrors, include:
1 Place the mirror in front of any door, especially the front door of the house, which reflects the positive energy before entering and thus prevents its access.
2 Installation of two pairs of mirrors facing each other, causing an energetic and chaotic movement in the energy of the place.
3 Place the mirror in a place that reflects the image of the bed, or behind the person sitting at the office or looking at the latter’s door.
4 Choose a place for the mirror, look at the light from the window or door, which causes a strong reflection of the latter in the room and makes him feel uncomfortable.
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