Go Retro with Our Mid-Century Antique Mirror Designs
Mid-century designer mirrors are often in a state of flux when it comes to either being on-trend or not. For some, the mid-century aesthetic represents the old and outdated tastes of their parents. In contrast, for others, the specific mid-century styles call back to a more glamorous and carefree time.
The irony of mid-century design is that it often doesn’t adhere to being from a specific decade or even a point in time. Instead, it refers to the broader cultural shift that occurred in the 20th century away from more elaborate mirror designs in favor of smaller pieces that fit well with the tastes of a growing middle class.
This means that mid-century mirrors often vary in style from the carefree experimentalism of the art-deco era to the smooth minimalism that came from the post-modernist movement in the 60s and 70s.
In today’s blog, we’re going to explore some of our favorite mid-century designer pieces and show how they can be used to enhance a space in your home.
Of course, one of the more iconic designs to come out of the mid-century movement is the Boho mirror.
Named after the “bohemian” movement that came to be defined by the more significant hippie era of the 1960s, Boho designs are fantastic examples of what can be achieved using a design language that chooses to emphasize the natural materials that make up the construction of the piece.
Our Ryker Sleepy Wood Round mirror is a stunning example of the Boho design principles. It can be used as a small yet powerful addition to any home looking to create a more natural and relaxing vibe in the room.
The Ryker is versatile as well and will look right at home in bathrooms, living rooms, entrance foyers, and even kitchens and dining rooms!
It’s Hip to Be Square
There’s a lot to be said for the humble metal framed mirror. While most mid-century designs are essentially timeless despite their name, there’s something extra special about the simplicity of the metal-framed, rectangular mirror.
So, while everyone else may be rushing to upgrade their bathroom with modernist ideas, we’d argue that going for something more classy and straightforward may be the best.
Enter then the Chloe Rectangle Gold Wall Mirror. With soft metallic edges over an exact rectangular shape, the Chloe Rectangle will always get good results and look effortlessly cool no matter where you put it.
The fun part of mid-century design is that there aren’t any rules to live by when trying to find the perfect piece. Metal frames allow for many different shapes and flourishes, making metal-framed mid-century mirrors incredibly adventurous in design.
That’s why we’ve got to recommend the Arlo Irregular Freeform Wall mirror. With no rules to live by, there’s no excuse to not go for something that makes a statement anywhere you put it, and the Arlo does just that.
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!