Mirrors have been around for a long time, and have become a regular sight in our homes, for both style and function. Mirrors have been around for so long, they have seen countless styles of furniture, décor, and design come and go through the eras of human history. The earliest mirrors were made from polished volcanic glass or even fashioned from static pools of water, but in modern times we have wood, plastic, and metal to frame and decorate our mirrors, whether we use them to check our face in the morning or to sit as a centrepiece for our décor.
Wooden frames for mirrors are the oldest, and have been designed to fit in with almost every era. Wooden mirrors can be decorative antiques or sleek modern pieces. Wooden mirrors are available in a huge range of different woods and tones, or can be painted or printed any colour, so you can make a wooden mirror fit with any design choices you want! Try a curvy, ornate wooden frame to fit with a gothic style of furnishing, or a pencil-thin sleek black frame with something more contemporary.
Metal mirror frames are a more recent invention, but have still been around a long time! Metal frames can have a distinct impact on your interior. Whether it’s a frame of twisted, gnarled metal rods forming knots and loops or straight, sharp angled brushed steel, metal frames always add a unique touch to your interior. Curvy delicate metal frames will match a Rococo interior perfectly and but angular mirrors which make use of geometric patterns can look exquisite alongside art deco designs.
Plastic mirror frames only hit the market in recent decades and often come in bridge colours and funky shapes. These mirrors tend strongly toward Bauhaus and modern styles, that make good use of contrasting hues and irregular shape. Asymmetric designs can work well with modern interiors and circular bubble mirrors in bright colours can really make a 70s aesthetic pop. Straight plastic frames can be found in neutral colours that could fit with a wider range of styles.