antique Venetian mirror framed in hand-etched glass with antiqued gold highlights, trimmed with glass ribbons and rosettes
antique Venetian mirror
18th-century Tuscan style carved wood mirror with shell, leaf and floral carving, hand-painted medium brown finish and antiqued gold-leaf trim
Tuscan style mirror
Venetian glass mirror framed in hand-etched beveled glass and gold highlights
Venetian glass mirror
18th-century Italian style carved wood mirror in gold leaf finish
Italian style mirror
mirrors - gorgeos Italian freestanding mirror

Choosing Mirrors

Consider the shape of a mirror when deciding where it should be placed in the room. Mirrors shape can play a big role in overall ambiance in the room. Strict geometric shapes of the mirrors often imply rigidity. Curvy, rounded shapes of the framed mirrors can have an opposite effect.

Unless a room's style is highly defined, the objects therein should be of various shapes and sizes. Like all decorations bringing a right mirror into the room it is a matter of balance.

A cheval mirror can be the finishing touch of glamour and style in a bedroom or dressing room. These are long mirrors set in bases which allow them to be angled differently for different purposes. You can check your whole look, or angle the mirror and get close to work on your make-up.

If you want to get a large mirror as part of your interior design, this is not a time to try to save money by going with the cheapest possible option.

You can think of a mirror sort of like a diamond-there are many different attributes that can make a mirror more or less valuable. And while you might not able to see the tiny inclusions and flaws in a diamond without a jeweler's lens, you can see the flaws in a mirror every time you look at it.

Fun house mirrors are an extreme of what can happen if a mirror is not perfectly flat. You can end up with significantly distorted images when a mirror has a focal point. It's almost worse when you look in a mirror and there's "something off," but you can't quite pinpoint it. It may feel like there's something wrong with your vision, because a tiny part of the reflection seems to be swimming or because it seems oddly out of focus. This is part of the reason prices on large mirrors may seem so exorbitant.

If you add a beautiful frame, that will also increase the cost of the mirror, but make it a much more stunning design element in your room. Not only can the mirror be used to make the space seem larger and brighter, it can also draw the eye with elaborate scrollwork or stately swags in the border.

While choosing mirrors consider the size. If you would like to have a mirror that is decorative as well as functional, in order to see your whole body reflection the height of a mirror should be at least half of your body height. To see reflection of the upper part of your body, height of a mirror should be no less than 1/4 of your body height.

Price of the mirrors directly depends on the quality, size, thickness, ornamentation, historical and esthetic value of mirrors.