Do you love coffee? That’s a silly question, we know. Everyone loves coffee.
It goes by a few names; Jitter Juice, Cupped Lightning, The Nectar of the Gods, to name a few. For a lot of people, it’s the first thing they’ll use to bring them up to speed with the rest of the day and is a welcome companion for those early morning starts.
For many, having coffee isn’t just about creating that perfect homebrew; it’s about the social aspect as well. Who doesn’t love making a trip to their favorite café and enjoying the fantastic atmosphere that’s been created to accompany their morning cup of joe?
Cafes have some of the best aesthetics in the world when creating a cozy atmosphere that makes you want to curl up with a hot drink and watch the world go by. The best of these establishments are the ones that can marry that sense of warmth of comfort with a fashionable and sophisticated style.
Combining those two elements of comfort and designer trends is tricky, though not impossible if you know how to utilize a decorator’s favorite weapon - the designer mirror.
So, read on, and discover how you can make your home feel like the trendy cafe of your dreams!
Open For Business
Café aesthetics are all about creating a space that seems cozy while staying open at the same time. There’s a lot of foot traffic going through the premises as a business, so creating a space that feels comfortable to sit in while also staying spacious enough for customers to walk in and out of is crucial.
In a café, openness is usually achieved with large windows that introduce light and visual real estate. However, in a home, that might not be so easy. Thankfully, an oversized wall or standing floor mirror can achieve much of the same results.
Large windows that can be hung on walls or casually leaned against a wall are perfect visual creators of space and can easily open up even a cramped room. Arched windows, or windows that closely resemble windows in their design, are perfect for this task and can create a stunning effect in your home.
Sparkle and Shine
Many cafes fully embrace a timeless art-deco design. To put it simply, the reason they do this is because it works. Art-deco interiors and aesthetics are synonymous with the glamor of luxury coffee drinking and make the more niche elements of coffee drinking seem at home.
Suppose you have a home that already features art-deco calling cards, such as repeating angular patterning, metallic textures, and elaborate furniture. In that case, you could benefit massively from a decorative metal mirror. In particular, a sunburst design would do wonders and can look equally at home in homes of various styles, from industrial to modern.
If your looking to enhance a space rather than have an eye-catching design in itself, then a more standard mid-century design can also do wonders for those aiming for a café-like aesthetic.
Mid-century designer mirrors perfectly fit into just about any space or interior due to their minimalist tendencies and subtle profile. Even better, a designer mid-century mirror is fantastic at creating a repeating visual using the reflection of the room surrounding it.
If you have an interior with many textured walls and surfaces, such as a bare-brick wall, then a minimalist metal mirror can become the perfect enhancement piece for the space.
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!