Wall mirrors are a popular decoration element for any room in a house or apartment. So why not post it in the kitchen?
A well thought out and correct placement of the mirror is a simple way to reflect and multiply the available natural lighting.
The result can be the effect of a visually more open and spacious kitchen.
For small kitchens, where there may not be enough light and freedom, a mirror can become ever more useful.
Next, we will review and comment on several successful examples of placing mirrors.
Above the stove
Mirrors emphasize the details and color of objects caught in their reflection.
For example, in this kitchen in reflection we can see a bright collection of copper kitchen utensils that are suspended on a beautiful shelving.
Tip: you need to mirror the mirror so that it reflects an attractive view.
As an apron
According to the principles Feng Shui, mirrors symbolize the water that fights the fire, and therefore they must hang over the stove.
In addition, placing the reflective surface behind the plate creates the illusion of a much larger space.
Tip: Do not install regular mirror glass as an apron. It can easily crack from heat or accidental impact of a heavy frying pan. Look for special thermo- and impact-resistant glass.
On the shelf
For example, on the above posted photo, the mirror hangs at a certain angle.
This allows you to reflect not a dull white ceiling, but more attractive elements of kitchen design, such as a lamp and furniture.
Tip: Place the mirror so that it reflects the best sides of the room.
Above the Sink
In the West, in the original planning of the kitchen very often, the sink is located opposite the window.
In cases where this is not possible, then you can create the illusion of a window, hanging a mirror over the sink.
Such an arrangement, in our opinion, is the most charming option for the kitchen, although it is not very popular in the CIS.
Look at these wonderful examples and how they look great.
In the headset
In addition to the ability to hang a mirror in the frame, you have the opportunity to build mirrors in the facades of kitchen furniture.
As you can see, here the facades are made in the old days with a patterned and well-reflecting glass.
This approach adds an easy bonus to space, a sense of openness and light in this part of the room that is far from the window.
On the wall
The most classic option. It works particularly well in the case of small and narrow kitchens.
In such cases, the successful arrangement of the mirror element can significantly increase the visual area of the kitchen, multiply the light and the sense of spaciousness.
for example, in this small kitchen, a mirror at the entrance helps to create a sense of openness, reflecting flowers, a chandelier and a beautiful headset.
Feng Shui says that before you hang any mirror in the house, you have to ask yourself what it will reflect, because everything that the mirror reflects will double-good or bad.
Another approach is the choice of a huge mirror, almost the entire wall.
In this case, it can fulfill not only a space-expanding role, but also the role of the main decorative element of the kitchen.
Undoubtedly, a mirror panel of this size will attract attention, so you need to take care of the ideal frame for it.
We think that the obvious is the fact that, first of all, any mirror creates an excellent visual effect of increasing the area of the kitchen.
But, as it was possible to see above, in a number of cases it performs also a charming decorative role.