Why are mirrors important for a retail fitout
Mirrors are an important part of any retail setting. They can be used for a variety of purposes. From providing a place for customers to check their appearance before making a purchase, to helping store owners create the illusion of a larger space.
There are several ways that mirrors can help your business and we at Ramvek want to shine a light on how it will help your retail fitout!
Choosing the Right Mirror for Your Business
With so many different types of mirrors available nowadays, it can be difficult to know which ones will be the best fit for your business. That’s why we’ve put together this guide to the different types of mirrors and their uses in a retail fitout.
Types of mirrors:
Plain mirrors are the most basic type of mirror. They have a simple, unadorned design and can be hung on walls or placed on countertops. Plain mirrors are typically used in dressing rooms or bathrooms, but can also be used in other areas of the store as needed. A head-to-toe plain mirror is a welcome addition to a retail fitout, especially for customers to look at outfits they are trying on.
Magnifying mirrors have a convex design that allows them to magnify objects that are placed close to them. These mirrors are often used in cosmetic outlets or in jewellery displays, as they allow customers to get a closer look at products before making a purchase. Magnifying mirrors also serve very well in a skincare/dermatology-like setting and can help customers look at their skin with ease.
Concave mirrors have a concave design that makes objects appear smaller than they actually are. These mirrors are often used in stores where space is limited, as they can create the illusion of a larger space. Concave mirrors can also be used to create special effects, such as making an object appear to float in mid-air.
Two-way mirrors are semi-transparent mirrors that allow people to see through them from one side while appearing like a normal mirror from the other side. These mirrors are often used in security applications, such as surveillance cameras, but can also be used in retail settings as well. For example, two-way mirrors can be used to allow store owners to observe customers while doing work inside their offices or in the back of house. This can be commonly seen in tattoo and piercing salons and skincare retail fitouts.
What are the Benefits of Using a Mirror in a Retail Fit Out?
Mirrors are often an afterthought when it comes to retail and commercial decor. But the truth is, mirrors can be extremely helpful in tying a room together and making it feel more complete. Here are just a few reasons why mirrors are so important in home decor.
1. Mirrors reflect light
This is especially helpful in small retail spaces or rooms with limited natural light. By placing a mirror in strategic locations, you can brighten up the entire room.
2. Mirrors make rooms look bigger
One of the most common ways that mirrors are used in interior design is to create the illusion of more space. This is especially effective in small rooms or apartments. By placing a mirror opposite a window, you can reflect the natural light and make the room feel brighter and larger. You can also use mirrors to reflect other elements in the room, such as artwork or furniture. This will help to create a sense of balance and harmony in the space.
3. Adds a touch of elegance
Mirrors can also be used to add a touch of elegance to any space. A large mirror placed above a fireplace or mantelpiece can instantly make the room feel more luxurious. Placing a mirror in an entryway can also create a sense of grandeur and make guests feel welcomed.
There are many different types of mirrors available on the market today. When choosing the right mirror for your retail setting, it’s important to consider what you’ll be using it for and how much space you have available.
As you can see, there are many ways that mirrors can be used to improve your retail venue’s design. If you are looking for ways to make your space feel bigger, brighter, or more elegant, consider using mirrors.
Customise your next project with Ramvek’s Design Lab.
At Ramvek, our Design Lab team often uses mirrors to help revitalise your retail space without doing too many renovations. For small fixes with big impacts, contact Ramvek and tap into our talented team to have an end-to-end managed project that refreshes your storefront or commercial property.