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Art Deco Mirrors

The Art Deco period through the 1920's and 1930's inspired striking geometric designs in household furnishings that are popular again today. Art Deco mirrors, whether antique, vintage or new deco influenced designs, create a bold and stunning feature in any home. On a practical note, strategically placed mirrors can bring light to a room. Aesthetically, the cuts and use of glass in Art Deco designs reflect even more light, and create layers and depth to your decor. A characteristic of Art Deco designs are symmetrical and repeating geometric shapes: squares, triangles, circles and gently curving arcs. Art Deco mirrors often have a border or finished framed effect created by different pieces or layers of glass to make a strong impact.

Materials in Art Deco Furnishings

You may find an assortment of materials popular in other furniture during the Art Deco period incorporated into mirror designs, including chrome, stainless steel, enamel, bronze, wood, Bakelite and frosted or coloured glass. Art deco style mirrors look great teamed up with contemporary furniture, and with antique, refurbished and upcycled pieces from the same era. They will suit a sleek and stylish environment, traditional deco themed or shabby-chic.

Art Deco Mirror Shapes

A large round, oblong or rectangular Art Deco mirror can look impressive in a dining room, above a fireplace mantel or as a mainArt Deco living room mirror feature on a prominent wall. For a little quirkiness, look for mirror with one of the shapes popularised during the roaring twenties such as fans, shells or diamonds. Original Art Deco antique mirrors sometimes had a built-in shelf for displaying favourite knick-knacks or to have beautifying and grooming gear on hand. Round and oval Art Deco mirrors, especially with curved bevelled edges, can look great in hallways, above oak display and China cabinets, and as doors on bathroom cabinets. Use a full-length art deco mirror with coloured glass or soft edgings to create a romantic bedroom feel, or an angular cut contrasting mosaic edged mirror for a modern city vibe.

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