If you think that matt finishes are boring then you’re not the only one. Despite their unfettered grace and elegance, some people just prefer the glitz and glamor of reflective surfaces even more. So, if you’re one of them then here are 5 interior designs that’ll totally blow you away:
1. The tinted mirror aesthetic
Tinted mirrors make for an awesome backdrop – especially when you use them as cut-pieces for a larger pattern. This image showcases a gorgeous dining room set up that uses this style to create a beautiful backdrop for the furniture. The copper tints of the mirrors highlight the elegance of the cool silver furniture and enhance the beauty of the whole ambiance twofold.
2. Plain mirrors
Just like their tinted counterparts, plain reflective mirrors are a sleek and sophisticated way to enhance the ambiance of your homes. They look best in larger formations – especially when they’re cladded in a floor-to-ceiling format within a certain space. The one you can see in this image features a great context and you can totally take inspiration from it for your own home interiors.
3. High-gloss backdrops
High-gloss is a fan-favourite when it comes to reflective surfaces. The beauty of this material is that it is available in a wide variety of colours and textures, so you can be experimental with it. It looks best when used in small amounts – usually as an accent piece to a larger surface. The laminated wall behind the piano in this image is a great example.
4. Glossy wooden surfaces
High gloss wooden textures are used very few and far in-between but they do have a tendency to look pretty great when used in the right setting. They’re largely used in modern or contemporary style home interiors, so that their glossy reflective surface doesn’t look too out of place. The living room media wall in this image showcases a great example of this technique.
5. Reflective floors
Contemporary floor tiles with a glossy finish are the largest contributor to the reflective surface phenomenon. They’re absolutely ubiquitous and make any ambiance feel high-end and upscale. The floor in this image is the perfect representation of this particular application.