In businesses they are often used to increase activity and therefore revenue, by increasing the moving energy and light; this has the effect of energizing people so that they are more excited by what a store or restaurant may have to offer and also less likely to linger and block others from moving on in.
Mirrors are not ideal for all locations, however. Understanding what mirrors do can help to use them to the greatest advantage.
Ever since designers discovered that mirrors could make almost any room seem larger and brighter, mirrors have been installed in abundance, in hallways, living rooms, alcoves, dining rooms, as closet doors in bedrooms, or as a wide stretch of mirror over bathroom sinks and counters. But are all these mirrors truly benefitting us?
Mirrors are at their best: