Mirrors are oversized in architecture and create the illusion of larger, brighter spaces,
Humans have always been fascinated by reflections, although they are little more than light bouncing off a surface.
However, there will always be something mysterious and wonderful about it – whether it is a lake reflecting a beautiful landscape or a small hand mirror reflecting our face.
This explains why some ancient cultures considered mirrors to be sacred objects with magical powers, while other cultures associated them with portals leading to an unknown world.
Since then, mirrors have evolved to take on many valuable functions that are indispensable in daily life, found in cars, medical equipment,
And of course in countless architectural applications, especially in interior designs.
Experiencing the reflection and perception of space has become an easy way for architects, designers and homeowners to transform any room.
When striving to maximize this effect, the power of exceptionally large mirrors is unparalleled, after all, the larger the mirror, the greater the effect.
Playing with light, texture and angles
One of the most common uses for designing with a large mirror is to create a sense of spaciousness, whether to complement large rooms or to open up small, cramped environments.
But besides changing our perception of space, correct placement allows for better and better lighting, for example, if placed in front of a window or near a lighting fixture,
The mirror can pick up the perfect angle of light and bounce it around the room. The brighter the room, the better it looks (and healthier for the user).
Diversity in shapes and styles
Once placement is determined, it is important to consider the variety of styles available on the market, oversized mirrors can be frameless for a sleek and elegant look
Or include a heavy, vintage-inspired frame for a dramatic look.
They may contain LEDs and come in different shapes and forms (rectangular, round or irregular geometric shapes).
Whether in their frame or in attached furniture, mirror systems can incorporate materials ranging from wood to metal.
It is important to note, however, that not all reflective surfaces are made of glass. Of course, a classic glass mirror is just as effective.
But the same mirror effect can be achieved using stainless steel with a mirror finish or adhesive reflective films, which allow professionals to easily cover walls, partitions and surfaces.
Fill the wall
Mirrored walls were at their peak between the 1970s and 1990s, but contrary to popular belief, they are found in many contemporary spaces, from entry spaces to living rooms.
Today, modern releases express the mega trend with utmost splendor; The mirror effect is maximized when the reflective surface includes an entire wall,
This visually expands the size of entire rooms by making them appear twice as large.
When hanging large mirrors or filling entire walls with reflective panels is complicated, classic freestanding options are the ideal alternative.
In fact, sometimes they are even the preferred choice for their strong aesthetic impact and functionality, with their impressive dimensions, these pieces often serve as statement pieces or bold floor art pieces.
Because they don’t need to be drilled into the wall, they can be easier to move than other shapes (although many of the larger versions can be quite heavy, of course).
From floor to ceiling
Full-length floor-to-ceiling mirrors are typically several centimeters longer than they are wide, allowing building occupants to see their full height through their reflection.
Their vertical placement means they’re great for capturing interesting details from a room’s floor and ceiling, such as complex floor patterns or exposed structural beams.