Mirrors in the home meet several tasks. The first and most important, especially in small rooms, is the optical enlargement of the room. The second task is to illuminate the interior: the role is equally important in studios and large living rooms in single-family houses. Finally, the last important function is decoration.
The presence of the mirror in the bathroom mirror is usually purely utilitarian. Most often, attention is paid to being well-lit, thus facilitating daily morning shaving or skin care treatments. Some people want the mirror to be equipped with a glass shelf for the most important cosmetics and accessories. In today’s technology-driven homes, features which are multi-functional, as well as decorative, are particularly sought after. The materials used in bathrooms are no exception to this, and many homeowners are now looking for ways to incorporate more multi-functional glass such as mirror into these rooms. One such product is Pilkington MirroView™, which allows digital screens to be used as reflective surfaces - mirrors, concealing them until they are needed. The reflective mirror coating enables the glass to be bi-functional and sleek looking, even when the digital screen is not in use.
In the meantime, the mirror in the bathroom can give it style and character, and if the bathroom is small - suitably positioned mirror will make it appear larger. It is important that the mirror has a style similar to that of the bathroom. In strict, minimalist interiors, frameless glass may be sufficient. Rich ornamentation and large frame may work better for larger, classic and retro-style bathrooms.
The shape of the bathroom mirror is also important. In the landscape orientation, the mirror will generally be more practical. In the bathroom we do not usually need to see the whole body, just from the waist up.
Mirror in the hallway also mainly serves a functional role. To capture in its reflection the entire silhouette, it is often located in the portrait position. Large mirrors in the hallways are not only useful, but also can optically enlarge such a room. Increasingly, there are built-in cabinets in the corridors, fronted with a mirror.
As in corridors, large mirrored panels can be used in narrow but long rooms. Correctly positioned, mirrors on longer walls will allow you to visually balance the proportions of the room. They will make the room look bigger than it actually is.
Living rooms also offer the greatest opportunity to play with the effects of using mirrors. In dark lounges with dark wallpaper, mirrors will serve as a "brightener". Just put them in front of the window to gather light and scatter it all over the living room. You can also set the mirror to reflect a particularly interesting object, image or graphics in it. You can also hide a large TV screen behind Pilkington MirroView™.
The mirrors in the bedroom can illuminate the room when the morning sun is visible, not only in the window, but also as a reflection in the mirror. On the other hand, the badly-placed mirror will distract attention and will not let you rest.
Mirrors in the home or apartment can be used almost anywhere. It is important that this is justified and complies with the entire room setup. There is nothing to prevent the mirror from becoming a part of the interior door, hanging on several walls or on the landing at the stairs.