“Raise the roof” with tall, slender framed mirrors
Choosing vertical details in your wardrobe prompts the eye to look up and down instead of side to side, helping create a taller, more slender appearance. The same is true for your bathroom. Vertical details in the bathroom accentuate ceiling height and help a small bathroom feel more expansive and luxurious.
Add decorative elements to the bathroom to encourage the eyes to move upward from the bath, sink and toilet. Tall vases or plants, vertical tile designs and vertical paintings are possible choices. But, once again, the hero of the small bathroom is the elegantly framed mirror. Previous Richters blogs, have highlighted the ability of a framed mirror to create the illusion of space. When you choose tall, slender mirrors you also lift the ceiling and inspire a feeling of space above.
A top or dress with horizontal stripes can section your body into blocks and make you appear shorter and wider. Similarly, horizontally wide and vertically short framed mirrors chop the room height. Using horizontal lines and patterns won’t make the room look wider. In fact, horizontal patterns in a small bathroom can accentuate the lack of space. Vertical mirrors, that reach to the ceiling, maximise space and result in that sensation of height.
If you’re fortunate two windows in your bathroom, a vertical line of mirrors in between windows will maximize natural sunlight and provide even greater space-defying visuals.
Mirrors, shower screen and bath panel hardware, and shelving hardware can be like bathroom wardrobe and accessory items; accessorize strategically. Mirrors offer a fantastic way to dress up a space; however you want to use them as you would elements in your personal wardrobe. Choosing vertical lines and a tall, thin mirror will help tap into unused space and make your small bathroom look larger and more chic.
After a short stint spent in the bin of “holdover of ’80s design”, sliding mirror wardrobe doors are back in vogue. They are now seen as a new classic because they offer so many benefits. A mirrored wardrobe door makes a room appear larger and they reflect the natural light. This adds brightness and dimension to the room, making it feel more spacious. They offer a fresh take at a truly interesting design feature.
Practical Wardrobe Design
Homeowners choose mirrored wardrobes for their practicality as they save floor space by becoming part of the design vision for the room and the full length mirrors get frequent use.
Successful installers understand the need to pair the mirrors with strategic location to make the most of a room’s natural light. Some areas accommodate mirrored doors better than others. Learn how to use this for design advantage.
Having mirrored doors for the bedroom furniture can have advantages both in terms of functionality and style. Large mirrors allow the home’s residents to better assess clothing choices and ensembles. This is particularly helpful in the home without a dressing room or a large walk-in robe.
While mirrored wardrobes look prefect in contemporary spaces and with minimalist design trends where every feature must have purpose, they blend equally well with classic, art deco, industrial, traditional and shabby chic decorating.
An easy choice
Richters mirrored wardrobe doors offer a low maintenance, easy-to-clean option to change the look of a bedroom. They look amazing and perform effortlessly for years. You can gain even greater design options and mix and match mirrored panels with others to have one, two, three or more panels mirrored.