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The mirror is honest, transparent and reflects the beauty and ugliness, which both represent the face in nature, and is a scandal for the defects of the face and body..whether small or large, the mirror finds room for it. in every home, and performs several functions in interior design, especially with the mastery of stylists in working with this material Low cost and unmistakable aesthetic effects …
People initially saw reflections of their faces in pond water or water kept in clay jars, and the reflections were dim. Subsequently, the first mirrors were made by the obsidian in Anatolia about eight thousand years ago, and later in Mesopotamia and Egypt from polished copper. At a later stage, mirrors were formed from polished stone in Central and South America, from bronze in China and India, and from first-century painted glass in Sidon in southern Lebanon. However, the world waited in 1835 for the German chemist Justus von Liebig (1802-1873) to develop a process for coating the surface of glass with metallic silver. This technology, and its improved modifications, were appreciated with the mass production of mirrors as we know them.
Currently, the presence of mirrors used in interior spaces fascinates the mind, especially when crystal is used in designs that enhance the value of the decor, magnify it and perform practical functions, at the top of which is the magnification of spaces and their lighting. …
Wholesale benefits of mirrors
An example of the idea of cladding the ceiling of the architectural void with a mirror (courtesy photo of interior stylist, Noura Fares)
The presence of mirrors in interior spaces is not without positive aspects, according to Egyptian interior designer Nora Fares; Especially with large mirror solutions in cramped homes. However, regardless of the size of the mirrors, the latter creates a sense of space and depth in the emptiness, and decorates the rooms. In the context of good distribution of mirrors in indoor spaces, Engineer Nora invites readers to:
From the work of interior design engineer Nora Fares
Installing a large mirror on the wall of the dining room behind the “cupboard”, which reflects the lighting of the chandelier and accessories on the table, and achieves elegance, richness and depth.
Placing a mirror in front of each painting to enlarge its appearance from more than one angle.
Choosing a mirror to accompany any attractive work in the decor, which doubles the attractiveness of the latter.
The use of small horizontal mirrors for the narrow corridors between the rooms, to give the illusion of their width, while moving.
The ceiling of the architectural void is covered with a mirror, to suggest width and depth, as well as to embellish the design.
A mirror behind the bed in the bedroom (Image by Noura Faris, interior designer)
Placing a mirror on the wall behind the bed, to support the decorations with an elegant touch and to renovate the room, so that its occupant does not get bored.
Add mirrors to the dressing room to achieve aesthetics.
A striking mirror (photo from Covet House, in ‘Porto’, Portugal)
Mirrored wall coverings, especially in contemporary open spaces.
Distinctive mirror in the hall (photo through Covet House, in ‘Porto’, Portugal)
Placing a mirror above the “console” table, the surface of which is decorated with antiques or vases for an elegant and prominent look at the entrance of the house.
The mirror has an attractive presence at the entrance of the house (courtesy photo of the interior stylist, Nora Fares)
Regarding the mirrors used in “modern” decoration, the engineer says that the cheaper the interior decoration elements, the more elegant the design looks. Therefore, simple transparent mirrors lead the stage. On the other hand, mirrors engraved do not fit the “modern” design, but rather tend to a slightly older classic.The engineer pays attention to the outer frame of each mirror, as the frame according to it can be coordinated according to the desired decorative panel, while the mirror will to remain transparent.
Distraction and noise
Mirrors attract dust, which requires constant care for the cleanliness of the mentioned surfaces. In addition, the engineer warns against incorrect distribution of mirrors in interior spaces, which causes inconvenience, scattering and noise and disturbs homeowners and guests, as well as when it exaggerates the use of transparent surfaces in a space.
4 common mistakes in hiring statements
According to the engineer, common mistakes in interior decoration, when using mirrors, include:
1 Placing the mirror in front of every door, especially the front door of the house, which reflects the positive energy before entering it and thus prevents its entry.
2 Installing two pairs of mirrors facing each other, which causes 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, either behind the person sitting in the office, or in front of the latter’s door.
4 Choosing a place for the mirror, in front of the light from the window or door, which causes a strong reflection of the latter in the room and makes it feel uncomfortable.
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