Mirrored wardrobes are a popular choice, and for good reason too. They make a room seem bigger and brighter, look modern and chic, and of course – help you put together an outfit that looks great too! When choosing mirrored wardrobe doors, bedroom layout should be a consideration during the design phase. How you use the room, the positioning of windows and other factors will help you choose your perfect fitted bedroom.
Lights and Reflections
Once you’ve chosen where you want your wardrobes to be, you need to bear in mind what will be reflected. Consider the angle of the sun throughout the day and whether the sunlight will reflect off the mirrors. Bright reflections causing glare on your dressing table or television, for example, will be annoying. Mirrors shouldn’t be placed in direct sunlight, so when choosing the layout of the bedroom don’t have wardrobes opposite a window that receives direct sunlight.
As well as light, think about what you’ll see in the reflection of the mirrored door. If you tend to use the space under your bed as a place to keep mess, you might not want to see it reflected! Similarly, if you have an en suite, consider the angle of mirrors and the position of the loo! No matter how much you love your partner, the sight of them on the loo might not be the first thing you want to see in the morning!
Mirrored wardrobes don’t have to be 100% mirrored – choosing certain panels to be mirrored allows you to have the benefits of mirrors without reflecting the whole room. Mirrors match all materials – solid wood, gloss panels, light and dark – so the design options are endless. Choosing a slim strip panel, the centre pane of a door or having one mirror door within a row of solid doors all provide a striking and impressive look that makes a real feature of the mirror.