Mirrored furniture in the interior – how to make the best of it?
Mirrored furniture makes the interior of the home unusual, original and gives you the opportunity to take advantage of all design elements. You can add an accent and emphasize the pattern of the wallpaper, carpet or a beautiful upholstery.
Mirrored furniture – pros and cons
One of the biggest advantages of mirrored furniture is the fact that it visually expands the space. It reflects light and different models can be trimmed as whole pieces of mirrors and ornament of the pieces.
Furniture with mirrored surface is manufactured using tempered and very durable glass. It’s incredibly difficult to break, but even if that happens, the mirror is protected with a special film to remain within the frame.
This feature allows you to use mirrored furniture in the kitchen space, for example, in the design of the dining table or in a storage cupboard.
Another great advantage is that furniture with mirror surface blends in with any style of interiors. You do not need to look for any particular furniture style because a mirrored dresser, for example, can be easily fit into contemporary, country, traditional or classic design of the room.
In addition, furniture with glass elements is environmentally friendly, and when combined with wood, stone or metal, the materials show their best qualities and the furniture pieces become a model of a unique product design.
On the downside we should mention that such furniture weighs significantly and requires a constant maintenance. Traces of fingerprints, splashes and stains are instantly visible. The cost is also a factor because some designs are quite pricy.
Sometimes the large amount of mirrors in the interior can cause sudden association with coldness, so it is advisable to limit such furniture pieces to one or two.
Where can we use mirrored furniture?
Glass and mirrors can be used in the construction of cabinets and drawers. They are often found in vintage things from past eras – tea tables, dressers, cupboards, console tables or credenzas – all these would be an elegant addition to your interior design.
Having a mirrored furniture piece in the hallway, living-room or bedroom makes sure you will have a conversational piece which attracts the eyes!