Stunning reflections in mirrors for contemporary interior spaces

The mirror is honest, transparent and reflects beauty and ugliness, as both of them represent faces in nature, and they expose the imperfections of the face and body.. Whether they are small in size or large, the mirror finds a place for it in every home, and it performs several functions in interior decoration, especially with the skill of designers to work with this material Low cost and very undeniable aesthetic effects …
People first saw the reflections of their faces in pond water or water kept in pots, and the reflections were pale. Then the first mirrors were made of obsidian (obsidian) in Anatolia about eight thousand years ago, and later in Mesopotamia and Egypt of polished copper. At a later stage, mirrors were fashioned from polished stone in Central and South America, bronze in China and India, and metal-coated glass in the first century in Sidon, South Lebanon. However, the world waited in 1835 for the German chemist Justus von Liebig (1802-1873) to develop the process of coating the surface of glass with metallic silver. This technology, and its improved modifications, led to the mass production of mirrors as we know them.
Currently, the presence of mirrors used in the interior spaces is breathtaking, especially when crystal is used in designs that increase the value of the decoration and increase it, as well as perform practical functions, which in addition enlarge the spaces and make bright…

Bulk pluses for mirrors

A model of the idea of ​​covering the ceiling of the architectural space with a mirror (image courtesy of interior design engineer Noura Fares)

The presence of mirrors in the interior spaces is not devoid of positive aspects, according to the Egyptian interior designer Noura Fares. Especially with large mirror solutions in narrow homes. Regardless of the size of the mirrors, however, the latter create a feeling of width and depth in the space, as well as beautifying the rooms. In the framework of the proper distribution of mirrors in the interior spaces, engineer Noura invites the readers to:

One of the works of interior design engineer Noura Fares
  • The installation of a large mirror on the dining room wall behind the “buffet”, which reflects the lighting of the chandelier and accessories on the table, and achieves elegance, richness and depth.
  • To place a mirror in front of any painting for the purpose of expanding its vision from more than one angle.
  • The choice of a mirror to join 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 width during movement.
  • Cover the ceiling of the architectural void 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 design architect Noura Fares)
  • To place a mirror on the wall behind the bed, to support the decorations with an elegant touch, and to renew the room, so that its occupant does not get bored.
  • Add mirrors to the dressing room to achieve aesthetic.
    Striking mirror (Image via Covet House, Porto, Portugal)
  • Binding walls with mirrors, especially in contemporary open spaces.
    An accent mirror in the hall (photo courtesy of Covet House, Porto, Portugal)
  • Place a mirror above the console table, the surface of which is decorated with antiques or vases, for an elegant and striking look in the entrance of the house.
The mirror has an attractive presence at the entrance of the house (image courtesy of interior design engineer Noura Fares)

Clear mirrors

Regarding the mirrors used in “modern” decoration works, the engineer says that “the more modest the “modern” interior decoration elements are, the more elegant the design looks. Therefore, plain transparent mirrors enhance the scene. On the other hand, patterned mirrors does not fit the “modern” design, but rather tends to a little old classic. The engineer attaches importance to the outer frame of any mirror. According to her, the frame can be coordinated according to the desired decorative painting, while the mirror transparent will stay

Distraction and noise

Mirrors attract dust, which requires constant care to clean the above surfaces. In addition, the engineer warns against distributing mirrors in the wrong way in the interior spaces, which causes distress, distraction and noise and annoys homeowners and guests, such as when the use of transparent surfaces is exaggerated in one space.

4 common mistakes in renting mirrors

According to the engineer, common mistakes in interior decoration, when using mirrors, include:
1 Placing the mirror in front of any door, especially the front door of the house, which reflects the positive energy before it enters and thus prevents its entry.
2 Fixation of two pairs of mirrors facing each other, causing an active 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 one sitting at the desk, or to the door of the latter.
4 Choose a place for the mirror, look at the light that sneaks in from the window or door, which causes a strong reflection of the latter in the room and feels uncomfortable.

Egyptian interior designer Nora Fares

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