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Framed mirrors are a mainstay in all homes but choosing the right one with high style is the key to creating a beautiful room. Stylish framed mirror designs not only visually expand the size of a room, but can infuse a space with more light. The right mirror can also decoratively fill a wall for much less than original art, so why not consider one? Savvy Home blog has some very chic shots of beautiful rooms sporting great looking mirrors.
1. Howard Elliott Black Lacquer Round Wall Mirror
Round mirrors are a great counterpoint to bookcases and fireplace mantles. The feminine curves of a round mirror have been design staples from the 15th century, through the Federal period as well as today. While you can find round mirrors in many colors and materials, a safe bet is the classic black and gold.
2. Vela Distressed Gold Sunburst Wall Mirror
Sunburst mirrors are nothing short of playful and elegant. Rooted in French design, these gems are great in foyers, bedrooms and living rooms. Stylistically they are graphic yet still traditional.
3. Pecan Tradition Wood Framed Wall Mirror
Rectangular mirrors are probably the most versatile style around and are the most functional. Rectangular or square shapes allow you to see more, especially when getting dressed. Additionally, if you have a basic wood variety, it can be painted, decoupaged or silver and gold leafed.
4. Uttermost Portici Antiqued Ivory Wall Mirror
Formal mirrors have an old world charm that is hard to resist. Ornately carved or embellished with colored glass, formal mirrors look like family heirlooms and add an air of elegance to both traditional and modern rooms.
5. Uttermost Bergamo Wall Mirror
Bathroom mirrors need not always be part of a medicine chest. Because bathrooms are used every day, when not use something special? New bathroom lighting like sconces are a beautiful way to highlight framed mirrors and complete a mini makeover.
If a framed mirror is too heavy or ornate for your taste, there's always the option of using frameless beveled mirrors instead. (You might be surprised how pretty and interesting these can look!)
Image credits: Savvy Home Blog.
Rob is a Los Angeles-based designer who has a background in art history and was an expert at Sotheby's auction house. Formerly the host of "Inside The Auction" for the Fine Living Network, speaker for The Learning Annex and contributing editor for Valley Magazine and LA Bride Magazine, he has spent years bridging the gap between the world of design and the general public.
His design sensibilities are varied and can work in both traditional and contemporary styles. His interiors have most recently been published in Renovation Style Magazine.