A large mirror can perform various functions in the interior of the hallway. For example, it is really capable of visually enlarging the space. Also, according to some people, it can perform several mystical functions and, at a certain location, even protect the house. Someone uses it as a decorative element. There is also an opinion that a mirror is simply a subject for narcissism.
Still, a large mirror in the hallway is a necessity that has equal value along with a wardrobe or a coat rack. After all, it gives you the opportunity to leave the house, being sure that the hair is in order, that the suit "fits", and the shoes fit in style to your image.
The mirror is an ordinary glass with a very dense reflective coating applied to the back. At the location of the mirrors there are:
They can be installed in two ways:
- Put it on the floor and lean against the wall, but in this case there is a possibility of the mirror falling, especially if there are children or animals in the house.
- Model with legs - the most successful option for both safety and purpose. As a rule, such models allow you to change the angle of inclination of the mirror. Therefore, even low mirrors can reflect you in full growth. Legs with built-in castors allow you to easily move the structure around the apartment. Such products require more space in the hallway than other options.
They are attached to the wall using special fixtures.
Such products often save the day when there is not enough space in the hallway. In this case, they are placed on the cabinet doors or even replace the cabinet walls with them. By the way, this option is successful not only because it saves space, but also because the mirror can be turned and looked at yourself in a different light. Of course, provided that the walls of the cabinet open, and do not disperse to the side.
They are distinguished according to the location option:
- Horizontally located - visually expands the space, but in this case the ceiling seems to be lower. Therefore, this option should be carefully used in rooms with low ceilings or not at all.
- Vertically positioned - the best option for the hallway. It will allow you to appreciate your full-length appearance, provided that the height of the mirror allows you to do this.
Currently, the mirror can be made in any shape. It depends on your imagination and financial capabilities. Craftsmen will make you a model of any, even the most bizarre shape. However, the most common forms of mirrors used in the interior of the hallway are rectangular and oval.
In the hallway, it is better to have a mirror that will reflect you in full growth. Before buying it, it is worth evaluating the amount of space. If you have a free wall, then the easiest option is a wall-mounted rectangular or oval vertically positioned option.
It so happens that for some reason, the owner does not want to give away the whole wall for the location of the mirror. In this case, choose a model with legs if you have enough space. Original versions of such models will decorate your interior, and if the need arises, you can always remove it. An additional bonus of such options is the presence of a shelf for storing things. A trifle, but nice!
Due to the rise in prices per square meter of living space and the popularity of studio apartments, few can boast of a spacious entrance hall. In this case, cabinets with built-in mirrors come to the rescue. There is another option - these are mirror panels, which can be used to decorate walls or walls. I would like to say that, after all, mirror panels are not full-fledged mirrors, so the quality of reflection may be a disadvantage of this option.
As for safety, choose products that are covered with a protective film. If it accidentally breaks, the fragments in this case will not fly in different directions, but remain on the film. It is worth noting that you can stick it yourself.
The mirror itself will fit into any interior without exception. But by decorating it, you can create a certain accent that will catch the guests coming to your house. It will reflect the way you think or even what you do. Thus, it will play the role of a business card for your home.
There are a wide variety of mirror designs. The most common of these is the frame. But common doesn't mean simple. Of course, more often we are used to seeing frames made of MDF, chipboard or wood. But there is an opportunity to design it using forged metal. Here you can see real works of art. The frame, decorated with stones and glass shards, also looks beautiful. A frame made in a nautical style can bring originality to your interior.
Whole masterpieces can be created using the sandblasting technique for mirror designs. Such a pattern can be located both in one corner of the mirror, and occupy its entire surface. However, in this case, its reflectivity deteriorates.
Since the lighting in the hallway is often much worse than, for example, in the living room or bedroom, the use of lighting will not only decorate the mirror, but also create additional lighting. For this reason, this design option is becoming more and more popular.
There are composition mirrors made of separate parts. This option is not the most successful, although it is original and beautiful. After all, he divides a person into parts, and it is believed that such a circumstance acts depressingly on the human nervous system. If you really want to create such a composition at home, then this should be a product that you will not look into all the time.
Examples in the interior
A great example of using a minimalist style mirror.
Also a good option for a mirror for location in the corridor. This placement visually increases the space and brightness of the lighting. The interior has clear straight lines, there are no unnecessary details and bright colors. Such arrangement characterizes the owner of the house as a strict, demanding and punctual person. This impression is greatly enhanced by the clock-shaped mirror.
This version of the mirror is not entirely successful, since it divides a person into parts. But this is not the only reason. The designer's idea was to decorate it in an antique style. A lot of furniture made with such a semantic load looks very dignified, the mirror looks dirty. In addition, it reflects your double, so it should be without scuffs.
An example of how the mirror organically blended into the modern style of the interior. However, such a position does not allow him to see himself in full growth.
A mirror built into the wardrobe is a great option if there is a shortage of space in the corridor. Such options look, as a rule, always advantageous.
The wood frame is a classic used to decorate mirrors.
A bit of mysticism
From a mystical point of view, a mirror is a port between the material and subtle worlds. It is able to attract and reflect negative energy. There are places in the house where it is categorically contraindicated to install a mirror.But in the hallway, according to the mystical laws, it must be obligatory!
The main rule is that a mirror in the hallway is not recommended to be installed opposite the front door.
Since it is, in fact, your double, it should not have chips, scuffs, scratches and, of course, it should be clean. It is recommended to wash it as often as possible, since it is believed that it is capable of accumulating negative energy.
More ideas for placing a mirror in the hallway are in the next video.