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Understanding the Different Shapes of Mirrors

Understanding the Different Shapes of Mirrors

The shape of your mirror can say a lot about the impression you want to create on your guests when they visit your home. After all, a mirror is an aspect of home decor that a lot of homeowners fail to take into consideration, but as a finishing touch it can have a bigger impact on the overall design than you may anticipate. Here at William Wood Mirrors, we stock a wide selection of designer mirrors in a range of different shapes in order to appeal to the design of every household. Read on as we explain what the top three mirror shapes say about your decor and the best way to implement them into the household…

Square: As one of the simplest shapes, it’s hard to beat the classic elegance of a square mirror. With clean and angular edges, this shape can work in both modern and traditional home decor in order to provide the perfect finishing touch as well as a timeless aesthetic that alternative shapes just cannot compete with. Offering a combination of symmetry and style, square mirrors work well just about anywhere, however they’re best suited in bathrooms and bedrooms where you’re more likely to actually look into them. This is because they can open up a room in an instant and their angular shape makes them a great option for framing the face.

Round: The straightforward profile of a round mirror commands attention as it hangs on the wall and offers an aesthetic finish with a hint of hidden subtlety. The smooth outlines of a round mirror are unusually satisfying and they have the ability to provide that ‘je ne sais qoui’ to your living space in a way that the symmetry of square and rectangular mirrors just aren’t able to deliver. Depending on the way they’re implemented into your decor, round mirrors can also offer an antique look. It’s this striking power that makes them a brilliant focal point so they’re best positioned where they’ll be noticed such as in hallways or above the mantelpiece.

Decorative: Characterised by their eye-catching and shapely frames, decorative mirrors are, as the name suggests, used as a part of the decor! Traditionally these mirrors would’ve been a sign of true luxury and great riches, however modern decorative mirrors deliver an ornate allure that is suggestive of elegance. There are also many styles to choose from, such as old-fashioned carvings, cut-out details and even modern-art decor. Due to their intricacy, decorative mirrors tend to work well on a blank canvas which means that the wall they are hung on should be fairly simple - let the mirror do all the talking!

A statement mirror has the ability to create an immediate decorative impact and can increase the sense of space and light in a room. This means that choosing the right shape of mirror for your property is a decision that should not be taken lightly, particularly when it comes to designer mirrors like the William Wood Mirrors range. Whether you’re in the market for a simple square design or larger leaning mirrors, we’ve got you covered. Get in contact with a member of the team to discuss your options in further detail today.