Designer Mirror Trends: A Guide
It goes without saying that designer mirrors are interior decorators’ ultimate weapons against the evils of oddly designed spaces in the home or business. Mirrors are the timeless accessory of the home and are able to make even the lowliest spots in the house suddenly pop with a new sense of life and luxury.
In saying that, the styles of mirrors have changed dramatically over the past few decades, even centuries. From the grandness and theater of French mirrors to the minimalism of mid-century designs, mirrors have evolved to match the trends of the time they were made.
This makes choosing the perfect mirror for your home a surprisingly difficult task, with choices increasing every season! With the following guide, we’re going to show you some of the best on-trend styles for 2021 so that you can make the best decision for your home without the hassle of trawling through an endless list of styles and sizes.
So, let’s begin, shall we?
A Matter of Geometry
Like triangular and square-esque, sharper shapes are making a big comeback and are rising above the traditional rectangle shape in popularity. Diamond shapes and many more are options as well. Essentially, if it’s something kind of funky in shape, then it’s going to be popular. A lot of this comes down to throwbacks to Art Deco interior styles that have similarly made a huge comeback in the past year.
Combine these shapes with thin metal frames and you have a fantastic piece that will stand on its own as a great example of thoughtful art while still having all of the same functionality you’ve come to expect from a mirror.
You Spin Me Right Round
Round mirrors, or “Boho,” mirrors are enormous at the moment. With a simple shape, most of the creativity surrounding round-shaped mirrors comes from their adornments as well as the innovation in their framing.
With a simple shape comes a need to be innovative in the details, and that’s where boho and rattan style mirrors really shine. Typical textures associated with round boho mirrors are natural wood finishes to create patterned works that draw the eye towards the central reflective surface.
This also creates an “eye-ball” effect that makes the viewer recognize the object as a facial feature, the eye, and engage with the piece faster.
Rounder mirrors, in particular, have become popular in bathrooms as the circular shape often counters the very geometric look of traditional bathroom tiling.
Trouble at the Border
In a similar fashion to the rise of boho mirrors, designer mirrors that feature intricate or complex frames have become iconic in the past year. A mirror with an eye-catching frame is all the rage these days, with strong and bold designs surrounding the reflective surface becoming huge in decorating circles.
Much like boho mirror, the emphasis is primarily on the texture and origin of the materials, with ethically acquired materials growing in popularity every year. Similarly, mirrors with unique stylings on their borders are also very on-trend. If you’re able to at least imitate a sort of folk-art styling or antique vibe to your new mirror, then you’re going in the right direction.
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!