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Standing mirror: how to fit it into your décor? What are the tips for the right choice?

Standing mirror

The standing mirror is one of the most versatile and interesting tools available to interior designers to amplify light and make rooms seem more spacious.

When used in the right way, these furnishings can also enhance the aesthetics of a location and add style and personality.


How to exploit the advantages of a standing mirror in interior design?

If there is one element that, more than any other, can completely transform the look of a room without requiring significant economic effort and invasive work, it is the mirror. Floor-standing models have enormous potential and can prove to be excellent resources. When selected and strategically placed, mirrors not only reflect light and images, but also enhance the style of spaces .

In particular, due to their large surface area, floor mirrors are able to reflect and diffuse light in their surroundings. This creates a pleasant feeling of brightness and spaciousness even in cramped spaces that tend to be dark. Placing a large standing mirror in the smallest or dimly lit spaces of the home, such as hallways or stairwells, is a simple but functional idea that contributes to improving the overall appearance of the room. 

This is certainly not the end of the story. Besides being a practical and functional piece of furniture, a standing mirror is also an excellent decorative element. A large mirror with an original shape or with a special frame can act as a focal point and add visual interest to the room.

Tip. If you decide to harness the decorative power of mirrors, it is important that their design is consistent with the theme or furnishing style of the room in which they will be placed.

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What are the characteristics and different types of floor mirrors?

If you are thinking of installing floor standing mirrors in your home, you should first decide whether to go for models with wheels or those that are free-standing. Each of these solutions has advantages and disadvantages that must be evaluated in relation to the type of space to be furnished.

Models with wheels are a good solution if you need to move the mirror easily, perhaps to follow the sun during the day and to improve the lighting of the space. Free-standing mirrors, on the other hand, are suitable if you have clear ideas about the position the mirror should be in.

Both of these types of mirrors are available in many designs and styles, ranging from modern and designer to vintage.

Those who wish to add a touch of modernity in the home can consider mirrors with integrated lighting. These solutions are ideal in spaces where light is most needed, such as the entrance hall or spaces where you dress. A mirror of this type is also very useful in the bathroom or make-up area, rooms where good lighting is essential.

Where to use floor mirrors in the home?

Free-standing mirrors are a very versatile resource that can give a truly original look to home décor. The environments that can benefit from the presence of a standing mirror are many and in each space of the house the mirror can perform a different function. 

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The first room in the home in which it may be useful to place a standing mirror is the entrance hall. If this area of the house is small, it is a good idea to place a large standing mirror , which can welcome guests and give an impression of brightness. Of course, in the entrance hall the mirror is also a practical solution, as it allows you to check your appearance before leaving the house.

In order to find the perfect standing mirror for the entrance, it is necessary to consider the size of the space to be introduced and what kind of furniture you have chosen to place in the entrance. Then, the mirror could be placed next to an entrance cupboard, for example, or be placed between two armchairs.

A decorative standing mirror with original lines is also an excellent solution to break up the monotony of a long and wide hallway. In these rooms of the home, generously sized mirrors work very well, as they are able to reflect natural light from adjacent windows or doors.

The walk-in wardrobe is another ideal space for the use of floor mirrors. When furnishing a walk-in wardrobe, it is preferable to opt for a full-length mirror with integrated lighting to make it easier to check outfits. It is also useful to choose a model with wheels, so that it can be moved between the different cupboards and shelves in the room. In small walk-in wardrobes, transformable floor mirrors can also be considered, which conceal spaces in which to store small accessories such as scarves and belts or beauty products.

One last observation before we finish our guide. The bedroom is one of the spaces in the home where standing mirrors are most practical and elegant. If there is enough space, it is a good idea to choose a large mirror or a model with a large frame.

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