Today, I would like to talk about mirror sliding wardrobes. My husband and I have always lived in fairly small homes. We live in one of the most expensive parts of the UK where house prices are astronomical and granted we could move elsewhere, but we love where we live. The compromise however is owning a smaller home than we would like.
So over the years, we have had to find clever ways to make the most of the little space that we do have. One of the first changes that we made was opting for wardrobes with sliding doors for our bedroom. At the time, we didn’t choose mirror sliding doors and now I wish that I had. The added benefits of having mirrored doors would be a very worthy investment and I am now considering adding mirror panels to our wardrobe doors to get the same effect. Hindsight is a wonderful thing, right?
So why are mirror sliding wardrobes such a great option? Let’s take a look at some of the benefits that they offer.
1. They Take Up Less Space
A traditional wardrobe with hinged doors needs considerably more space than a wardrobe with sliding doors. You need to factor in the space required to open the doors and this will inevitably eat into the floor space that you have available.
When you have a small bedroom and space is at a premium, this may not be desirable or even practical. Sliding doors can allow you to save space and have a better flow of traffic around the room without having to negotiate around open wardrobe doors.
2. They Can Make a Small Room Feel Larger
Because wardrobes with mirror sliding doors can reflect back what is in the rest of the room, they can help to create the illusion that the room is bigger than it actually is. The mirrored doors can basically trick the eye into thinking that the room extends further than it does due to the bouncing reflections.
3. They Can Make a Room Feel Brighter
In much the same way, mirror sliding wardrobes can help to make a room feel lighter and brighter. The mirror effect will help to bounce any available natural light around the room helping darker corners to feel brighter. For the best effect, try placing the wardrobe either opposite or adjacent to the window so that it can capture as much natural light as possible.
An alternative strategy is to place the wardrobe in such a way that it reflects the view outside of the window. In this way, it helps to create a feeling of inviting nature indoors which as we all know is good for our mental health and wellbeing. The added advantage is that you don’t need to take care of the greenery as it’s outside and takes care of itself. This of course only works if you have garden or countryside views out the window. It’s not quite the same if it’s a highrise block opposite.
4. It is a Practical Choice
Choosing wardrobes with mirror sliding doors is also a very practical choice. In addition to the benefits mentioned above, there is obviously the fact that there is no need to find wall space for a standalone full-length mirror. The fact that the mirror is on the wardrobe door also makes it much easier to choose your outfits as you can immediately assess what looks good and goes together without having to move away from the wardrobe.
Retrieving your clothes from inside the wardrobe is also easier as there are no swing doors getting in the way.
5. They Offer a Modern Aesthetic
When it comes to style, a mirror sliding wardrobe works particularly well in a contemporary or modern setting. The minimalist design and sleek aesthetic mean that this style of wardrobe can be incorporated into many styles of room. There are usually myriad finishes and colour options to choose from too meaning that selecting an option that works for your home couldn’t be easier.
So what do you think? Have you chosen mirror sliding wardrobes for your home? If so, was it due to the benefits discussed here or another reason? What do you like most about them? Let me know in the comments below.
Curved sofas are so hot right now! In fact, Pinterest has predicted “Curve Appeal” to be one of the biggest trends for 2022. I featured the trend for curved furniture a few weeks ago but what really stands out about this trend is the proliferation of curved sofas that we are seeing in interiors at the moment. So I thought it would be really nice to round up some of the best curved sofas that I have spotted on the market in recent months.
But first I want to take a quick look at why curved sofas are so popular right now. And as with many trends it all stems from the emergence of biophilia in design. Also known as biophilic design, this movement is all about our innate biological need to connect with nature and how bringing nature into our homes is good for our mental health and physical wellbeing.
One of the main principles of biophilic design is about bringing in organic and non-living evocations of nature. One way to do this is to incorporate the organic shapes that can be found in nature. As we know, there are no straight lines to be found in nature. Instead, there are soft organic shapes that add flow, movement and balance to interiors.
Many of the curved sofas that we are seeing feature the bouclé fabric that has also seen a spike in popularity recently. Again, taking inspiration from biophilic design and incorporating natural textures into our homes. Sensory stimuli are a big part of biophilic design.
As you can see from these lifestyle images, curved sofas add a nice sense of flow to the room which is very calming. They are easy on the eye and create a restful experience.
Sarah is a staff writer at Apartment Therapy. She completed her MA in journalism at the University of Missouri and has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Belmont University. Past writing and editing stops include HGTV Magazine, Nashville Arts Magazine, and several outlets local to her hometown, Columbia, Missouri.
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If you didn’t check off all the boxes on your spring cleaning to-do list, there’s still time to give your space a new look! There are lots of mid-summer sales going on right now, including Amazon Prime Day and Wayfair’s Warehouse Clearout. However, those aren’t the only big retailers with major ongoing sales. Currently, Walmart is offering rollbacks, or temporary price reductions, on tons of popular household products, including items from some of our favorite brands like Shark, Bissell, Serta, and more. Enjoy the sunshine and summer fridays by treating yourself and your home to new furniture or tools. After all, these low prices are just temporary!
Phoebe is the Editorial Intern for the Kitchn Commerce team. You can usually find her crafting a charcuterie board or making the most out of her tiny apartment kitchen. She is a student at Vanderbilt and is based out of Nashville and New York.
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Curves have a unique way of softening a room and although curved furniture is nothing but new, it is growing increasingly popular due to its manner of giving the eye a natural place to rest. Arguably, furniture that feels good is considerably important and curved interiors are proven to give off a relaxing, calming, and welcoming feel due to a softness and rounded organic appearance.
This trend for natural curves links back to biophilic design, where organic curved edges are reflected from the natural world. Borrowing elements from the outdoors gives this trend a natural way to incorporate organic texture in furniture made from materials such as wood, stone, and natural fibres. As can be seen in the image, the curve furniture allowed for the curved back chair to accompany the wooden table and rounded pouffe cushion, in a perfect combination for a calming environment stimulated by the natural world.
Curved sofas are just one of the many examples of using soft curves to instil a relaxing environment that therefore establishes a calming home that benefits mental and physical health. Our brains are drawn to the circular forms and curved lines that are associated with safety and calm and mirror the outside world. The increasing push for nature to become a part of our daily lives allows for the organic look of curved lines and soft edges to invite the impact of the creation of the natural, welcoming, familiar flow that is found in the environment despite the more rigid feel that can sometimes be found in other geometric spaces.
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Curved outdoor furniture and garden furniture is another example of the curved trend reflecting natural forms with circular shapes, that immediately gives a peaceful, welcoming environment for the home.