One of the hot décor trends is to inspire rooms with “vintage” or weathered mirror frames. This home-upgrade idea comes on the heels of interior design movements that include “flipsters,” who take blighted houses and renovate them hipster style, historic home remodels, and even Gilded Age bathroom upgrades. Unlike many expensive ticket items that improve the style of a living space, mirror frames are a high reward item that fits neatly into your wallet. These are three techniques for selecting great weathered mirror frames for your home.
1: Weathered Mirror Frames for Bathrooms
Today’s bathrooms tend to favor whites and other soft colors that make them feel increasingly spacious. The prominence of light tones trending in bathrooms has led some interior design planners to omit bathroom mirror frames. This little faux pas puzzles homeowners who have this subtle feeling that something is missing from your luxurious bathroom. When you tie the bathroom mirror into the color schemes of the walls and vanity with a frame, the room feels complete.
That being said, the type of framing you select should be consistent with the vanity. It should also flow seamlessly with the light tones of the space. Many homeowners are making white frames with a Gilded Age flare their frame of choice. They tend to heighten the style value, complete the mirror and tie the room’s color scheme together.
2: Get Visual with Frame Widths
Think, for a moment, about a cartoon elephant riding a bicycle. It’s a pretty funny image. One of the reasons that image makes you smile is because the pair are out of proportion. Although an elephant on a bicycle may be cute, you probably don’t want guests chuckling about the width of your mirror frames.
It’s important to consider the overall size of a mirror against the width of the frame you plan to place around it. Don’t hesitate to cut pieces of paper and hold them to the edge of an existing mirror to get a visual idea about width. Another smart technique is to use different colored paper to simulate the tone you might select for the frame.
3: Consider the Reflection
Consider that a mirror automatically picks up the items and colors within a given living space. In that respect, mirrors are similar to framed photographs and paintings. They only change when the items reflected do or someone stands in front of them. The underlying idea is that mirrors are part of the interior décor because they project their surroundings. When making a mirror frame decision, it’s important to consider the wall it’s mounted on as well as the images it reflects.
Style choices should not be made in a vacuum. The versatility and style of weathered mirror frames have made them a hot trending interior design option. Hopefully, these practical techniques should serve as a guide to selecting one that best suits your home.