At Modish Store, treat yourself to some Mirror magic today.Find treasures that will brighten your room and enlarge your space for every corner , a full length mirror, a leaning mirror, Vanity mirrors for the dressing table, beveled mirrors, in decorative frames of brass, silver, nickel or reclaimed mirror frames. Mirrors can be art .
Guide to Mirrors
Mirrors are one of the most versatile tools in your home décor arsenal as they can be used in countless ways and solve common problems around the home, including lack of space, depth and height. Whether you’re looking for a dramatic finishing piece or an understated accessory that’s fit for purpose, when it comes to mirrors, there are endless possibilities.
- Maximise light– Mirrors are a great way to help bounce natural light around a room. If Hang a mirror opposite a window or in a corner of the room that lacks light for maximum impact.
- Increase size- Mirrors can be cleverly used to increase the size of a room. A mirror hung at the end of a short hallway will add length to your space, while you can create width by staggering mirrors down either side of a narrow space.
- Reflection- Hang a mirror in a bathroom, bedroom or hallway to quickly check your appearance or create a reflection of another important object in your home.
- Add depth- You can add depth to a room by using a large, dramatic mirror as a focal point or by placing a small mirror behind or below a special feature you want to highlight – for example behind a vase or on shelves where your best glassware is kept.
Types of mirrors
Every room in the house would benefit from a mirror; whether for practical or decorative purposes. Think about where your mirror will be kept and what it will be used for. There are three basic types:
- Floor–Floor Mirrors are larger, statement pieces that are either mounted on a stand or freestanding and propped against a wall for dramatic effect. These types of mirrors work best in bedrooms and hallways where you need a full-length view.
- Wall– Wall Mirrors come in an amazing range of shapes and styles, from tall floor-length mirrors to small, quirky shapes like a star or hexagon. They can be practical or decorative; wall mirrors work just as well in the bathroom above the sink as they do in the living room as a focal point above the fireplace.
- Dressing Table- Dressing table mirrors are small, decorative mirrors made to sit on a dressing table or vanity. They can be mounted on a small stand, making them easy to adjust and rotate, or sit atop a table.
- Hanging Mirrors - A hanging mirror looks so effortless, a little rustic, and adds something extra with a rope or chain. It’s perfect for smaller spaces.
Shapes of Mirrors
You can think about the shape of the mirror to complement or contrast other shape patterns in your room design or choose solutions based on the amount of space you have available to you.
- Square- Square or rectangular mirrors offer an elegant, simple solution – they are also often referred to as portrait or landscape mirrors.
- Oval- Oval mirrors loosely resemble the shape of a rectangle with rounded corners and have a slightly vintage feel.
- Round- Round mirrors are circular but their radius can vary from compact hand mirrors to large wall mirrors.
- Abstract- Abstract mirrors are modern and eclectic, typically used to add drama to a space and can resemble anything from a broken shard of glass to an intricate geometric shape.
- Quatrefoil Mirrors- Mirrors in unique shapes are a great way to get trendy, but quatrefoil never goes out of style. Add a pop of pizzazz with this eye-catching shape.
Frames have the ability to transform a mirror from a simple, understated piece to a dramatic focal point, so take the time to consider what you need for your space.
- Wooden- Wooden frames give a natural, earthy finish and work well with a chic or understated style. From a rustic stain to a weathered finish, you can choose a frame that highlights the natural grain, grooves and rivets of the wood or one that's designed to subtly fade into the background.
- Gilt- Gilded frames add a touch of drama, elegance and sophistication to any room and work well with a Luxe style. Metallic finishes range from silver and gold to bronze, champagne or grey and can range in style and shape from a delicate casing to a modern, ornate frame that will act as a focal point in the room.
- Mirrored- Mirrored frames are made from individual pieces of bevelled glass and typically frame the centre mirror at a different angle to create interest and reflect light in different directions, giving the mirror a three-dimensional feel
- Frameless– Frameless or Cordage mirrors are simple, understated and versatile. This style of mirror is ideal for spaces when mirrors are for very functional purposes, such as in a studio to maximise space and reflect light.
The finish of the mirror adds a different dimension and decorative touch to the mirror.
- Patina- An antique finish that gives a distressed look to make the mirror appear old, damaged or cloudy.
- Colour- A different finish is applied behind the mirror to gently tint the glass. Options include glamourous gilded and metallic finishes, brilliantly bold colors and artisan finishes such as crackled or natural woodgrain.
- Design- From wording, to logos, lettering, patterns or shapes, designs can be applied on top of the mirror to give the design a contemporary edge.
- Seamed edge- The glass edge of a mirror is naturally very sharp, but can be sanded and dulled to give a seamed edge that is safe to handle
- Pencil edge- A smooth, rounded edge with a matte finish, an everyday example of this would be the everyday bathroom mirror.
- Bevelled edge- The face of the mirror is slightly angled at the edges to add dimension and create the illusion of a frame.