Mirrors themselves are pretty much the ultimate piece for interior designers. They’re timeless and have plenty of utility to make even the pickiest of homeowners happy.
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.
Thankfully, current tastes towards mirrors are less inclined to a single style and often encapsulate various designs that are applied to different rooms.
So, gone are the days when mirrors could simply be viewed as nothing more than a tool to make sure you look your best. Nowadays, mirrors serve the double function utility and style, reflecting the artistic tastes of their owners.
As a result, choosing a perfect mirror has never been more challenging, with choices galore adorning every other website and store, making the option of a mirror exponentially more complicated.
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.
Let’s get started, shall we?
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 ingenuity in their framing.
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 bathrooms.
A mirror with an eye-catching frame is all the rage these days. Strong and bold designs surrounding the reflective surface of a mirror have grown massively in popularity in the past few years. 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.
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.
Round mirrors aren’t the only shapes that are getting love from the trend followers.
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.
Combine these shapes with thick, heavily bordered 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.
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!