If you’ve ever looked at a piece of furniture or decoration in your home and wondered why it simply doesn’t fit the rest of your space, then it might be down to what shaped mirror you have.
For the most part, homes are built around a select few shapes that dictate the flow of the different spaces. Mirrors are, conversely, inherently reflective of the areas around them and can either enhance or contradict those spaces depending on their own shapes.
Using a mirror in your home can be slightly tricky in some cases, and this is one of those cases. As a result, in today’s blog, we’re going to look at the fundamentals of shapes in interior décor and how you can make the best choice of mirror for your home.
Round vs. Sharp
For the most part, the simple difference in mirror shapes often comes down to the differences between sharp and round designs.
Round designs, such as Boho and Rattan style mirrors, as well as many mid-century pieces, favor spaces that can maximize their smooth and calming qualities and lend themselves to repetitive orientations. Round designs are also fantastic at complimenting complex wallpapers with solid visuals.
Conversely, square and rectangle-shaped mirrors are great for introducing solid and secure design to a space that echoes those principles. Finally, triangle-shaped mirrors are the sharpest designs and are best used for dynamic displays that grab attention.
Simple or Busy
Of course, the basic shapes don’t cover the whole story, with designer mirrors having different effects that correspond with the degree of busyness in their design.
French mirrors have the most to gain from their busyness and can make, or break, the décor of a space with their aesthetics. More basic silhouettes work better when used in multiples; however, a complex or busy mirror style is often best when left to be admired as a single entity.
How to Make the Right Choice
Every home and every room is different and can have potentially different needs, depending on how you and your family use the space available.
However, there are some simple steps that you can take that are universally applicable, no matter the style of the room at play. If you have a room that you want to show off or use to show off something specific, then going for a more complex series of designs can be the best way to make sure your space is fit for purpose.
Similarly, if you have a space you’re looking to make more calming or casual in appearance, then it might be worth it to stick to simpler shapes that can easily integrate into your living room.
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!