I still remember the first time I went to visit my cousin’s house and it was so gorgeous. From the entrance décor to the bedroom décor, I was smitten and to be honest, the décor was so minimalist with no extra touch of haughtiness. Well, if you want to know what made the house so elegant, it was the play with mirrors and how it enhanced the beauty of the house. I did not know at that time that wall mirrors had such an amazing effect until I decided to try it at my own place. The whole décor changed when it came to putting mirrors in my drawing room and the hallways.
As one of the most common home furnishings, wall mirrors are a quick and affordable way to add a touch of elegance to any home. Since they come in all shapes and sizes, they can fit into virtually any open space you have on the wall. Foyers, hallways, and bedrooms are perfect spots. Entrance ways are especially popular hanging spots as it gives you a chance to impress your visitors and to set the tone for your home.
Mirrors are important accessories when considering interior design whether it is for your home or office. You may not realize it, but there are wall mirrors that are considered to be works of art. In fact, one of the oldest designs is the Baluga mirror which is still a classic after all these years. These designs are a blend of colonial and Asian patterns. No two pieces are alike. These unique pieces will give any room an elegant, old world experience.
Wall mirrors add a dash of beauty to the whole house as it increases the volume of the space and makes it look bigger than before. One wall mirror can do the difference when you come to think of it! Well, there are many types of wall mirrors that will accentuate the beauty of your house. So why not give them a look and I will discuss about decorative mirrors.
Antique mirrors come in many forms. Most of these antique mirrors we have around are reproductions of the original mirrors that were made many years ago. Mirrored glass was still a beautiful item, but the new frame designs were on a whole other level. With the invention of large sheets of the plate glass, large-scale production of beautiful framed mirrors with magnificent designs began.
Like baroque furniture, these types of mirrors were highly carved and decorative. Baroque mirrors made in Spain were known to be big, bold, and echoed Spanish furniture that borrowed Italian designs. The Spanish mirrors had a Moorish style, and they mostly embraced various colors and foreign trends. They were the trend setters in Spain. They could even be found in churches and convents.
French Baroque mirrors are epitomized by Louis XIII and Louis XIV styles. They were characterized by carved gilt wood frames with flowers, large pediments, and ebony. Their frames were irregular and marked a change in direction from Italian designs.
Georgian England had a more limited catalogue of mirror designs than the rest of Europe. They reflected different styles; English Baroque, Carolean, Queen Anne and late Georgian Neo-classicism from the Adam brothers. An example of a frame design was the walnut frame that was characterized by scrolled edges. These mirror frames reflected the Georgian furniture designs of the time.
These mirrors are all about their carving, from flowers to birds, ribbons, and feathers. Their surfaces were gilded just like Rococo furniture.
While the 17th-century frames in Venice were termed as ‘glorified picture frames’, 18th-century ones were characterized by swags, scrolls, vases among other architectural designs.
Empire and Federal Style Mirrors
Empire style in France and the American Federal style depended on the Roman designs that were politically relevant to each nation in times of conflict. With regards to Napoleon, designs like the eagle invoked the power of the Roman Empire, while in America the same eagle designs communicated political ideals of patriotism and democracy.
Regency and Beidermier-Style Mirrors
These were common during the Regency era, where they mirrored the black color scheme of the Regency furniture. They were rectangular in shape and also imitated some features of Greek architecture.
They are considered unique in that they can be the central point in an entrance or areas with smaller spaces. They can also be used to decorate bathrooms and utilized as vanity mirrors in dressing rooms.
Black and Gold Mirrors
They are mirrors that can be used for decorative purposes because they give an elegant and classy look. Most of them have unique carvings and can be used to contrast well with darker paints.
They can be used as dressing mirrors in sections that cannot accommodate a wall mirror.
They are also called full-length mirrors and are commonly used as dressing mirrors but can also be termed as decorative mirrors.
These mirrors can be placed in living rooms and also bathrooms. They can also be used as hallway mirrors.
Other types of mirrors include.
- Shell (frames are made from shell like materials)
These are just but some of the mirror types. There are plenty more others in the market.
Decorative mirrors in any space of your house would be as important as it would increase the elegance of the house. Decorative wall mirrors are as much a work of art as any other art piece you would place on your walls.
Decorative wall mirrors are as much a work of art as oil paintings on canvas. With the wide selection available today, determining the exact match for the room you wish to display your wall mirror requires that you take your time and evaluate your options. If you do this, chances are that you will come up with a perfect match to reflect the creative decorating results that express your exquisite talent for room decor.
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