1: How about the idea of incorporating mirrors in decor space?
It’s actually a very useful and practical concept to follow. Mirrors
manage to make any space look bigger than expected as they add a ‘Gigantic’ image to anyone’s creativity. It’s very advantageous when it comes to small spaces especially.
2: Was this ever a trend? If yes, how are they different from yesteryears?
It’s been a trend indeed, rather a classic trend if you carefullynotice. Right from the vintage decor times to classic RajputanaPalaces and European buildings, we have seen them being usedextensively or in the right manner to enhance a designed space. Thedifference in trend from yesteryears has perhaps been in adaptingquality over quantity now. We see spaces having mirrors being used insignificant sections, which are less in area comparatively to oldtrends. Also, mirrors were used as a need for designing previouslysomehow, now they are used as a want and are more played around within different appeals and looks and have more modernized cuts andshapes than before.
3:While-buying mirrors, what points should be considered?
Ensure that you take a mirror as per the size and type of space.
Sometimes you need a big mirror to make the space look bigger and sometimes you may not want a bigger one since the space is too occupied already. Ensure the glass thickness is decent and varying in case you are taking a looking mirror or lacquered glass for space designing as every design requirement type can be proportionate to glass thickness.
Decide upon a budget and act accordingly. Keep your style and shape of mirror consistent with your bathroom theme. If you plan to keep your mirror on the wall for a long as you are in the home, use permanent installation, such as glue or liquid nails. Use wire or mirror brackets if you plan to change the mirror or move in the near future. The hardware is less expensive, and much easier to install and take down.
4: what’s trending in terms of design, frames, shapes in mirrors?
Well, oval shape is a classic when it comes to women’s rooms while a square or rectangle is more of a man’s design preference. When it comes to shapes, today everything is very abstract and experimental. In frames, an MOP stone framing, carved or painted bordering or edged glass-cut bordered mirrors are fashionable and trendy.
5: What are the various kinds of mirrors and where all they fit best in decor space?
There are many types of mirror, each with varying purpose and design.
Silvered mirrors, clear mirror, antiqued mirror, lacquered mirror, concave and convex mirror. Living rooms are a great space for installing a super-large mirror. These mirrors serve as art pieces while also opening up the space with the big reflection of the room. Bathroom is one of the most obvious places to hang a mirror but that doesn’t mean that you need to go with the obvious when selecting your glass piece. Instead of just a traditional rectangular mirror over your sink, choose a mirror with a more unique shape. If you have a narrow hallway in your home then you may seriously want to think about adding a big mirror to the space. The mirror will open up the area so that you don’t feel confined within it. Put some interesting artwork on the surrounding walls and see them interestingly reflected in the mirror.
6: Any dos and don’ts or other inputs?
To be honest, designing does not have any limitations so I suggest use
Mirrors the way you wish but excess of anything can be disastrous.
DO use large mirrors in tiny rooms.
DON’T place mirrors willy-nilly around your home.
DO make mirrors a focal point.
DON’T go overboard with mirrors in the kitchen and bedroom.
DO obey the rules of feng shui.
DON’T use mirrors on ceilings.
DO use mirrors in narrow hallways and staircases.
DO use mirrored furniture to your advantage.