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(Above photo - Gilt Gothic Mantle Mirror )
If you are wondering why you should buy a mantle mirror, well, it can make your fireplace more attractive than before. It is possible to find a mirror that works well whether your home décor is more traditional or contemporary. Once you install it, the mirror will enhance your fireplace's place as the focal point in the living room. Luckily, mantle mirrors come in all forms, styles, and sizes, making it possible for you to get one that meets your personal needs. That's important because finding a mirror that blends in effortlessly is a plus for any homeowner.
How to Decorate With a Mantle Mirror
(Above photo - English Adams Gilt Mantle Mirror Glass Mirrors )
You can successfully decorate with a mantle mirror by picking one with the right style. Thus, you might prefer a sunburst mirror over a heart-shaped one. It all boils down to what you want to achieve as a homeowner. It is essential to choose a mirror design capable of attracting attention from your visitors while making your living space more beautiful.
Another big mirror style to consider is the window mirror that makes a great addition to any fireplace. Window mirrors in the traditional sense are large-sized pieces, offering paneled detailing and an arched top to look like a window. They are easy to notice, given their large sizes and the rustic metallic frame, fit for mid-century themed fireplaces and living rooms.
Positioning a Mantle Mirror
(Above photo - Regency Gilt Mantle Mirror Carved Gilded Wood 1890 )
As the homeowner, you can choose whether to hang a mantle mirror vertically or horizontally over the fireplace. The ideal size of a mantle mirror is two-thirds the mantle width, whether hanged vertically or horizontally. With that, you can easily choose how you want to hang it. Therefore you can make the wall appear taller by hanging the mirror vertically or wider by hanging it horizontally. No matter how you choose to position the mirror, it should remain in contact with the mantle to anchor it.
(Above photo - Victorian Overmantle Mirror 1880 )
Of course, you will need certain accessories to hang the mirror over the mantle successfully. You can use the D-ring or picture hanger (if it has one) on the mirror to hang it. If you have drywall, you can use a J-hook to hang the mirror on the wall.
Once you hang the mirror over the mantle, you will need additional accessories to enhance its look. For example, you may choose a flower vase, sparkling crystals, glowing candles, and large figurines to accompany the mirror on the mantle. If you have lots of accessories, use them to your advantage to create a sense of symmetry. Alternatively, hang a shiny pendant light or chandelier on the ceiling to create an attractive mirror reflection.
With the right mantle mirror, you can quickly turn your fireplace into a deserved focal point. Once you have installed the mirror, attach felt pads to the mirror's wooden frame to prevent the development of dark marks. If you are looking for a mantle mirror to buy, check out your favorite antique shop for many options.
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