The function and impact of tabletop and wall mirrors and other mirror styles go way beyond their primary purpose of helping people check their outfits quickly before leaving the house. Even though no one is by no means forbidding you from using a mirror to study your appearance, you are probably aware of the huge role modern and antique mirrors play in the interior design of a space. We aren’t just talking simply about the design of its shape and frame, although these obviously contribute greatly to the aesthetics of the home decor that compliments the decorative mirror.
Beyond this immediate design feature, wall mirrors are extremely useful (if correctly chosen and displayed) for capturing the light in any room such as a kitchen or bathroom mirror with its ability to distribute it for a greater effect. They can also create the illusion of a larger space, managing to ‘open’ up the room once displayed properly. The light dances from its source into the light and back into the room, creating a myriad of tiny light effects and adding a greater, filtered soft light throughout the space where the wall mirrors are placed. The elegance you obtain by placing the right wall mirror in a room is caused by much more than by simply the design of its frame itself. In fact, many now lean towards a frameless design for that very reason. Research and sales suggest that frames are becoming naff and can advert a guest’s eye from the more popping features of the room.
As well as hanging mirrors, tabletop mirrors can be equally useful in creating the illusion of more space in the room, as well as making the light bounce from the light source and into the mirror, only to be redistributed wonderfully throughout the entire place, especially a living room. Not to mention that the unique pattern of a beautifully designed mirror can turn any bedroom with a small dressing table in it into a veritable lady’s boudoir. Add a touch of class and elegance to your dressing room or make-up table with one of our unique tabletop mirrors by choosing the pattern which suits your style best. Of course, the dressing mirror should also go well with the rest of the room and its accessories, from the ceiling light to the colour and style of the furniture.
Still, speaking of the design of our wall mirrors, you will notice that there is plenty of variety. Whether you like antique-style mirrors to recreate the vibe of a modernised chateauor you like to keep it simple with a minimalistic contemporary design, we surely have everything you may look for. We have styles ranging from art deco, garden, shabby chic, full-length, and even gold mirrors. The antique-looking metal frames and vintage styles are also not to be overlooked when you search for a suitable wall mirror in the room that needs it.
Many decorative wall mirrors are made from precious metals or have a precious metal coating. Cleaning them can often be a concern so as not to damage them. Make a paste by mixing half a lemon juice with a teaspoon of baking soda. Use a soft cloth to apply the paste. Adding the paste to the pieces for 30 minutes may be sufficient if the tarnish is heavy. Wash the pieces in warm water and let them dry.
Ultimately, this all comes down to personal preference and the purpose of your mirror. For example, if you have a full-length mirror you haven't got much to play with from the floor to ceiling so it essentially fits itself on the wall however if you want a mirror to check your makeup or upper body fit before leaving the house then generally you want the middle of the mirror to be in line with your eyes