Mirrors come in such a huge range of shapes, styles, and sizes these days, that there isn’t an interior space you can’t match a great mirror with! Wooden frames are most common on mirrors, but they come in a range of materials like metal and plastic too! Even within wooden mirrors, a great deal of variety exists in styles, colours, and types of wood. Here we’ll have a look at some of the options available for wooden framed mirrors, and see which types are best for differing interior styles!
Light woods like Pine, White Oak, and Cherrywood bring a light and airy feel to any room. These woods work best with bright interiors with plenty of natural light and pastel or pale coloured walls and furnishings. Light woods won’t add an imposing presence to your space and so your final design will look balanced and fresh. Light wood mirrors are perfect for these kinds of spaces and can fit with many different interior designs from plain, straight-talking styles like mid-century modern to more artful eras like Art Nouveau.
Dark woods include hardwoods like Mahogany and Dark Walnut along with the almost-black Ebony wood! Dark woods are perfect for, obviously, designs that incorporate darker themes, grand furnishings, and ornate interiors. Gothic styles are perfect for use to dark wood mirrors, as are other designs which make use of curvy lines and floral patterns like Rococo. Dark woods can also work great with Art Deco interiors as the dark lines really made the geometric patterning pop!
Painted or stained wood can come in any colour you wish! You can use stains to keep the wood effect underneath while also bringing out a splash of colour, or you can straight-up paint your wood in block colours or patterns! These colourful, artful styles can fit with a range of styles, but will fit most perfectly with funky Bauhaus interiors or minimalist modern designs. Colourful frames also work great with bubble mirrors and irregular shapes like shards or wavy designs, as these fit with the whimsical and asymmetrical Bauhaus interiors too!