Choosing Between Simple and Ornate Mirrors

 Libi Rectangle Contemporary Metal Mirror Black & Gold 72x44 Inch

Choosing Between Simple and Ornate Mirrors

Wall mirrors come in just about every shape and size on the market. They can be tall or short, wide or narrow, big or small, round or straight, and much more!

From a consumer point of view, the wide variety of mirrors is both a blessing and a curse. Sure, more variety means more choice and more ways to reinvent your space. But, on the other hand, all of that choice can leave you with a severe case of indecision. 

In fact, it’s genuinely incredible how much choice is available to the average mirror buyer. It’s a wonder anyone can decide on what to buy! Of course, you can usually narrow this down by considering the other décor choices in your home, but even then, that just leaves you with a minefield of potential slip-ups depending on what you choose. 

Thankfully, we’ve come up with a simple guide on choosing the best mirror for your home by narrowing down your choices between simple and sophisticated and grand and ornate so that you can easily make the best decision for your home. 

Read on!

Keep it Simple

Belle Round Wall Mirror 31 Inch

Simplicity is its own form of sophistication. 

Many-midcentury designers figured this out and consequently made mirrors that could support a more straightforward design ethos while staying minimalistic themselves. So if you’re looking for a piece that will work to enhance a space and make you look like you know what you’re doing, then a mid-century metal frame mirror is always the way to go.

These sorts of pieces make great additions to bedrooms and living rooms, where tight corners or negative space can be filled with ease to make a room feel complete. As a result of their relatively small profile, these mirrors can fit in tight spaces easily, making the most of just about any room in the home.

When it comes to styling, these mirrors are versatile and can be hung up on a wall or, if you’re going for an oversized design, simply leaned against the wall to create an off-the-cuff effect that works well for those who like to keep things casual. 

Grand Standing

Arthur Antique French Vintage Wall Mirror Gold

Of course, sometimes it’s simply more fun to splurge and go for something grand. Antique French mirrors have made a comeback because of that very reason!

If you’re looking to dominate a space, or make sure your visitors are impressed the moment they enter the room, then look no further than an antique-style French mirror. Antique French Mirrors work best as pieces that act as a centerpiece, where the total weight of their exquisite details can be appreciated. 

However, French designs like these need to have the right surroundings, so it’s not as forgiving as other designs when it comes to fitting it in with the correct décor.

Then again, having a mirror like this is not about “trying to fit in.” Instead, French mirrors are about blazing a trail of your own and being able to live with a grand object that demands attention from onlookers.

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!

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