Even in a more contemporary space, a mirror with an ornate antique frame is a nice, unexpected way to add a touch of traditional sophistication, no matching antique furniture needed.
(PRWEB) June 19, 2013
HomeThangs.com – the Online Home Improvement Store has made their goal to deliver the right product to the consumer. With that in mind, shopping and home design tips, as well as special product selections are being introduced.
One of the most interesting up and coming new design trends is one that isn’t actually new at all – the re-emerging popularity of large format, full length mirrors. HomeThangs.com has taken a closer look at this trend, and introduced a guide to full length mirrors for a variety of home decors.
Mirrors can work well in just about every room in the home because their reflective surface can make a space seem larger. Large, frameless mirrors can double a small bathroom, while statement mirrors can reflect sunlight and help brighten a space. Full length mirrors do both of these things and they do them well. A very large, well placed mirror can even create the impression of a doorway and a whole extra room, making a space feel much larger than it is.
Similarly, full length mirrors with stylistic panes can mimic the appearance of a large window or French door. Even if the view the mirror reflects isn’t an outdoor one, the faux panes and reflected light play a visual trick on the mind, making the mirror seem to be a source of outdoor light. This works especially well in spaces that get a lot of natural light, of course, but the look can work in just about any room, especially if placed against a darker wall, but reflecting one in a lighter color.
One of the major sources of the surge in popularity of full length mirrors is the booming popularity of an industrial warehouse/farmhouse design. Slightly weathered paint, reclaimed wood, and wrought iron are hugely popular materials, as well as industrial and antique fixtures like pulley lights and, of course, full length mirrors. These are often made with aged materials, like weathered gold leaf or iron, or paint with points of wear-through or even a crackled or worn whitewashed finish. This turns the mirror into a weather-worn statement piece that works great with an industrial decor.
More traditional full length mirrors with elaborately carved wood frames are regaining popularity as well. Lovely in a luxury bathroom or old fashioned sitting room, these mirrors are an easy way to add a traditional element to a space. Even in a more contemporary space, a mirror with an ornate antique frame is a nice, unexpected way to add a touch of traditional sophistication, no matching antique furniture needed.
With a sufficiently interesting frame, a decorative mirror can act quite nicely as a piece of artwork. Because these large format mirrors are just coming back into vogue, they’re still rare enough to be surprising, and because they’re very large, they definitely draw the eye and act as a focal point. That means that a single sufficiently decorative mirror can even dominate an entire wall without the need for other added artistic elements, dramatically simplifying the decorating process.
Finally, it’s worth mentioning that while the bulk of this trend is leaning towards old fashioned and antique mirrors, some modern designers have thrown their hat in the ring as well. These high end designers offer full length mirrors in unique shapes, with really wild frames, or with a traditional design done in bright enameled colors. PolArt specializes in this last type of modern antique, with eye-catching designs that work especially well in an urban chic design.
For more information about matching mirrors to a specific decor, read the full article here.
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