Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?
Admittedly, the days when an evil queen owned an enchanted mirror she could ask questions to are long gone – that is assuming that they ever existed; opinions are divided on this one, kids tend to believe it did. But it doesn’t mean that your mirror has to be enchanted to matter. In fact, more often than not, there are still plenty of important questions you need to address when you decide to buy a mirror for your home, starting by where is the best place to put it.
Here’s a little hint for you: contrary to the evil queen in Snow White, you shouldn’t hide your mirror!
The essential getting ready mirror in the bedroom
It’s a good idea to have a mirror in your bedroom, as you can use it as a self-check feature when getting dressed. However, in a small bedroom, you may not have the possibility to place a full-length mirror on the wall. However, there are options, such as the Rauch hinged door wardrobes that come with mirrors in their 2, 3 and 4 doors versions. Another good idea is to combine several small mirrors together for both a focal point and a stylish effect – but you can’t really use the combo to check your outfit.
The extra dimension in the living room
Adding a mirror to your living room serves the primary purpose of making a small room feel a lot larger than it is. Indeed, it’s not a mirror that has a function in your fashion routine. Ultimately, you’re not supposed to look at yourself in this mirror. So why should you add it to the living room? Because it can transform the room significantly, especially by reflecting the light and adding a focal point to the walls. As modern living rooms can sometimes feel small or empty, the addition of a mirror brings a homely dimension.
The last check before going out
In a small living environment, the mirror makes the space appear bigger. In your entrance, a mirror serves a dual purpose. It can make the hallway seem brighter and larger. But more importantly, it gives you a last checking point before you leave your home. You can review your outfit – and check your shirt for coffee stains after breakfast, for instance – and arrange your coat. Due to its position in your routine, it’s a good idea to place it by a commode set or a small table where you can keep the essentials to tidy up your appearance before going out.
Doing your hair and makeup in the morning
Finally, it’s not conceivable to have a bathroom without a mirror. The mirror in the bathroom is part of your cleaning and washing ritual – for men, it’s more important as they can shave facial hair in front of it. Women can apply makeup in front of any mirror. However, they rarely find lighting systems that illuminate all sides of the face at the same time outside of the bathroom.
What is the function of a mirror? From practical to decorative, a mirror serves many purposes. As a rule of the thumb, your most elegant mirrors belong in the living room and the entrance as they are designed to be seen and appreciated. Mirrors in the bedrooms and the bathroom are primarily functional: they are there for you to see yourself.