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Vintage Mirrors

Choose from a great range of vintage, contemporary, retro and antique mirrors

Used skillfully, mirrors are another great tool in a decorator’s box. Creating light, reflecting favourite focal points and increasing a sense of space. Vintage mirrors are particularly fabulous as they are a great way of injecting a bold style statement in an otherwise calm interior. Antique mirror... read more.

Choose from a great range of vintage, contemporary, retro and antique mirrors

Used skillfully, mirrors are another great tool in a decorator’s box. Creating light, reflecting favourite focal points and increasing a sense of space. Vintage mirrors are particularly fabulous as they are a great way of injecting a bold style statement in an otherwise calm interior. Antique mirrors are lovely for places where you want to increase the sense of space but the softer reflection of antique glass is more pleasant for those catching a glimpse than the harsh realities of new mirrors.

In the interior decorating scheme, mirrors work wonders in any and every corner of the house. Here we are going to talk about a few creative ways to use mirrors in your space. Mirrors serve a number of purposes; they can be the focal point of the room, they can reflect light making a room brighter, they can make a room appear larger, or they can add a bit of drama and ambience to the room.

When using a mirror as the focal point of a room, one way of going about it is to use a large mirror (vintage mirrors are great options) placed somewhere that immediately catches the eye. Another way is to have a smaller mirror with a vibrant frame using bold colours or even patterns. Yet another way of using mirrors as a focal point is to get a few smaller ones that are fairly proportionate to each other and have some shared element, and group them together as you would pictures or paintings.

To make the room brighter the trick is to place a mirror or mirrors opposite to the main source of light. This method works best with daylight. So if you had a common room with a window that doesn’t necessarily let in a lot of daylight, you can put the mirror opposite to that window. The light will bounce off the reflection and instantly increase the amount of light in the room.

Using mirrors to give the illusion of a bigger room works in the same way as using them to brighten a room. Except in this case you can place a mirror virtually anywhere in the room as long as it reflects a fairly open, pleasant area of the space.

To add drama you can have a structured mirror facing something with a lot of character. For example, if you have a dining table with a chandelier hanging above it, or some other kind of dramatic lighting, you can have the mirror reflect that. This adds a surreal and very aesthetic effect.

Of course, vintage mirrors are also used for cosmetic purposes (to check hair, makeup, outfit, and so on) but that is no reason for it not to be an added design element in your space.

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