3 Reasons to Buy Your First Antique Mirror
If you’ve been walking around the homes of your friends lately, you’ll probably notice how many of them have antique mirrors gracing their homes. Ok, so maybe you don’t hang out with those types of people, but plenty of others are!
Antique mirrors have made a massive comeback in recent years. Whether it’s down to the growing prevalence of hipsters in modern discourse or the desire for French design has increased, the bottom line is that antique mirrors have become a hot commodity as of late.
But why? Well, we might be a bit biased here, but antique designs are usually antiques for a reason. Good design is timeless, making every antique something to be admired by every generation. That timelessness also means that items can always come back in fashion, no matter their age.
In today’s blog, we’re going to cover the best reasons to purchase an antique mirror of your very own by talking about the styles that have made the best impression on modern tastes and how these designs can fit your home - no matter the décor!
If the modern design aesthetic has taught us anything, current buyers and designers love details that emphasize the materials of a piece.
There’s nothing better than having a piece that feels like it has some sort of history behind it. Distressed details manage to achieve this, even if those details don’t necessarily have that history. The desire for objects with a sense of history also seems like the appeal of antique pieces in general, with worn and treasured possessions being in far greater demand than newly made modern pieces.
Styles that thrive with distressed or antique finishes are, of course, boho and Moroccan mirrors. Both of which put a heavy emphasis on materials and rustic approaches to design.
French interior design and décor are synonymous with sophistication and style, so it stands to reason that many French designs are effortlessly timeless.
French mirrors, in particular, are known for their flair and floral motifs, making them extravagant and intricate pieces that dominate a space and instantly become a centerpiece of any room. There are, of course, less complex designs, though these are similarly adorned with gold, rose gold, or silver and white finishes.
Rococo and Roll
Much like French mirrors, rococo designs have also made a massive impact in recent years. Much like French designs that emphasize extravagance, Rococo-style mirrors take that luxury to a whole new level. However, rococo mirrors take that complexity and character to a new level.
You would most commonly see a rococo style mirror in Victorian or renaissance era estate for European royalty, where the increasingly vivid and intricate designs in the carvings of the frame would be greatly prized.
These styles have made a huge comeback and have grown increasingly popular every year. We believe this is down to the emphasis on aesthetics. Even a standard-sized rococo can dominate a room with its style, making them great focal points positioned on a mantel or couch.
If you would like some more help choosing the perfect mirror for your home, don't be afraid to give our team at West Mirrors a call. Our friendly group of experts would be more than happy to provide some advice and recommendations!