The mirror in the hallway is one of the most important attributes, which is quite difficult to do without. Each of us wants to make sure that his appearance is neat before going out. The mirror, equipped with a shelf, has additional storage space, which is also convenient, since the hallway in many apartments is a rather small room.
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The main function of the mirror remains to display your silhouette, since everyone wants to look great when going out, but in addition, you can put some things on the shelf, for example, put gloves or position your purse while you dress.
In our country, given the rather small dimensions of the apartments, the entrance hall is often the only place where such a product is installed, therefore, hair styling products are often placed on the shelf, and you can also put styling devices there when creating your hairstyle.
Designers often use a mirror shelf when decorating a hallway.
For this, for example, vases with flowers or statues are installed on it.
A mirror with shelves is the most commonly used attribute of furniture in the hallway. Even in Soviet times, it was popular to install a dressing table or trellis in this room.
A mirror with a shelf comes in several variants and can have different shapes. The simplest is a rectangular product, at the bottom of which there is a shelf for small items. The oval attribute is in second place in popularity. This subject comes in various fantasy forms.
A mirror with a shelf can be installed in different ways. It can be attached. This design has small cabinets and shelves at the bottom and is placed on the floor. This item does not need to be fixed to the wall, it is quite stable on its own.
Also, the mirror can be attached to the wall. To fix it, either glue or special devices are used. The shelf can be screwed directly to the mirror or look like a side table. It can also be suspended separately just below the mirror or to the side of it. In the latter case, you can simply buy a mirror and choose the most convenient shelf for it.
A mirror with a shelf can also be integrated into the furniture set. Such products are quite often used when furnishing small-sized hallways. Since the corridor is a rather dark room, an illuminated mirror is often used here. It helps illuminate the reflection so you can see it more clearly.
A mirror with a shelf is often framed by a frame made of various materials.
Of course, the mirror may not have any frame, in this case the shelf is most often chosen from glass or a material that imitates it. But lately it is still relevant to apply a salary for this attribute.
In classic interiors, the baguette is often made from expensive wood species… A shelf is also made of them. The mirror in this case should be quite large, displaying you in full growth. A popular design is the pier glass. Wood is an environmentally friendly material that will bring chic to the interior of the hallway. But such a piece of furniture is quite expensive, therefore, natural solid wood is often replaced with analogues.
MDF or veneer. This material is made from fine wood shavings.No toxic resins are used in its production, so it can also be classified as an environmentally friendly material. In addition, the texture of this material repeats the texture of natural wood. At first glance, it is rather difficult to distinguish between the two materials. In addition, MDF can be given various shapes, imitating carving. The cost of this material is several times less than natural wood. Also, MDF can be covered with a film of various colors, which is often used in modern interiors.
Plastic also used for framing mirrors in modern designs. Brightness of color and long service life makes this material quite popular.
Vinyl also used for edging. But this material is quite allergenic and is not suitable for people suffering from this ailment. Although it is quite often used when a full-wall mirror is installed in the hallway. In this case, a side table is used as a shelf.
Wrought iron frame for this attribute has recently been often used in hallways. It brings airiness and a touch of romance to the interior. And the blacksmiths will help to implement any design solution, and your interior will receive an exclusive flavor. The shelf in this case is usually made of glass, but its base is also made of the frame material. The combination of glass and metal makes the product original, masking its massiveness and heaviness for the interior.
How to choose?
Several factors influence the choice of a mirror with a shelf in the hallway:
- The size of the room. It is unlikely that a product with a side table is suitable for a small room. This, most likely, will interfere with the passage and hide centimeters of the usable area. Here it is better to give preference to models with small built-in shelves. For corridors, the dimensions of which are increased, you can choose almost any model.
- Furniture appearance should match the style of the hallway interior. A mirror decorated with a wooden baguette with carvings and monograms in a high-tech style room or a product in a metal chrome frame in a classically decorated room will look quite ridiculous.
- Should be combined with the rest of the furniture. Usually, a mirror is picked up in the hallway when the furniture in it has already been decided, so it is very important that it does not get out of the way. An exception is the moment when the bright frame of the product becomes an accent in the room, and then it needs to be supported by other objects.
- Not the last factor influencing the choice of the product are personal preferences… You shouldn't buy mirror models with shelves that you don't like. But in this case, the previous parameters must still be taken into account.
Choosing a mirror in the hallway, you should still give preference to models that convey a full-length reflection, so that before going out into the street there is an opportunity to see yourself in all its glory.
If your hallway has shiny walls, then you need to choose smooth materials for the shelf and frame. In a spacious and bright hallway, a mirror in a frame made of the same mirror sheet and with a glass shelf will look good. To give the hallway solidity, you should use a massive natural wood frame.
If you still want a mirror with a rotating canvas in your hallway, then the shelf can be hung on the side. It will not interfere with turning the mirror, and they will fully fulfill their function.
Where to locate?
Place a mirror with a shelf in the hallway correctly. This is especially true for small spaces. It is a well-known fact that using this attribute it is possible to visually correct the geometry of the space. If your hallway is elongated, then by installing an object on a long wall, you can visually increase the width, but at the same time the mirror should occupy almost the entire wall, and a small console table moved to it can perform the function of a shelf.
If the color of the walls in the room is too bright, you can also dim it with a mirror.
To do this, hang it on the brightest wall, and close the bottom with an attached curbstone, which will also cover part of the wall.
There are also several options for how to equip a mirror with a shelf in your hallway. So, if a battery is installed in your room, then a wall mirror can be hung over it. In this case, you need to close the radiator with a box, then the top can be used as a shelf. You can also use the upper part of the shoe rack as a shelf. If your room is spacious enough and there is a place in it where emptiness is felt, then you can also easily occupy it with a mirror with a shelf.
The floor model, where the frame is made of solid wood, in the bottom shelf there is a convenient hole for placing an umbrella-cane, on the side there are hangers for outerwear and scarves, for example.
Mirror with a hinged structure in a wooden frame and a shelf, the function of which is performed by an ordinary bench. It looks interesting, despite the simplicity of the set. Ideal for a country-style hallway.
A hinged mirror of an unusual shape with two rounded edges and a rounded shelf under it will add lightness and airiness to the interior.
Mirror with shelves mounted on a swivel base. Turning it upside down, you will find hangers and hooks for accessories. A convenient thing for small hallways.
You will learn more about mirrors with shelves in the interior of the hallway in the following video.