What comes to mind when you think about art deco mirrors? Velvet upholstered chairs, martini sets, fancy mirrors, voluptuous leather and slick lacquered cabinetry may some of the things that you think about. Some general characteristics of this type of fashion are machined materials like stainless steel, wood and aluminum, and shapes would include varied sillouttes, veneers and inlays. Patterns range from various things like zigzags to starbursts and everything else in between.
This particular style known as art deco first gaining popularity in the world at the start of the 1920′s. It was quickly recognized as being functional, modern and of course very glamorous.
You can choose from a large variety of styles for your art deco style of mirrors, with the more popular ones being made out of inlaid wood, stainless steel and aluminum. They have amazing individuality and style, and will add a very personal touch and feel to your home. They create great presence in the room with their wide range of colors and shapes.
How do you choose between wall art and a mirror?
Many people can’t decide between a piece of wall art, or a mirror, so think about the next few factors when making this choice. Adding personality to your room can easily be done with a bit of wall art, however if you make the easy mistake of choosing the wrong piece, then it will make the room feel closed in and overpowered. This is why art deco kinds of mirrors are a wiser choice – you would not face this same problem with them. Creating the illusion of space, and enlarging the area is one of the many benefits of having a mirror. And unlike wall art, art deco kinds of mirrors can be placed almost anywhere in the house without looking out of place. They also brighten the room by reflecting natural and artificial light.
And although you will notice the word “art” in art deco types of mirrors, don’t let this fool you when it comes to functionality. A well placed accent mirror by your outside door, or in the hallway will allow you to check your appearance before you head out for the day. So in addition to adding a great fashion statement to your home, you can also have a practical use for them too!
How do you clean them?
Firstly you need a clean soft cloth, or a paper towel, and some commercial glass cleaner. Vanity mirrors or make-up mirrors can be cleaned in a similar way. Before you clean the surface, you need to spray a little bit of cleaner solution into your cloth or paper towel. Don’t spray the product directly onto the mirrors. You should be careful not to get any of the cleaning solution onto the frame as it can tarnish and dull the finish. This is more applicable to metal or wooden type frames, so try to keep this in mind. You should use a cloth or feather duster to get rid of the dust on the mirror between cleanings. Aside from that, there isn’t any other maintenance involved.
They will last for many years if you take good care of them, and you don’t need to empty your bank account to be able to afford one! These styles of mirrors are a little harder to find than your conventional wall mirrors, so if you struggle to find a suitable one locally then you may need to head online to find one. You will sometimes find the odd gem for sale on Ebay, so this is certainly worth a look. Otherwise Amazon carry quite a good range, and you can see some of their many models
So with all this in mind, choose your art deco mirror wisely, and you can add amazing glamour to your home, with brilliant functionality too.