Whimsical Uses For Your Antique French Mirror

Whimsical Uses For Your Antique French Mirror

Feb 9th 2021

An antique French mirror can be used in a variety of ways to help define a space and give it a more romantic and magical feel. Traditionally, mirrors often find themselves restricted to bedrooms and bathrooms, but with a little influx of imagination and a willingness to experiment, you can use these pieces to completely enhance any space in your home.

If you have been thinking about obtaining a gorgeous antique mirror or already have one in your possession but don’t quite know where to put it or how to best utilize it, this quick guide is for you.

Brighten Your Bedroom

There’s more to mirrors than simply using them to ensure that your outfit is perfect. A large vintage mirror might be just what your bedroom needs if you find that it is too dark or doesn’t receive enough natural light.

These mirrors are the perfect solution for naturally improving the general appearance of a room, by amplifying light sources and helping spaces feel larger than they actually are. If your bedroom is on the smaller side, a mirror can also help this space feel open and less cramped, while also providing you with the functionality that these pieces are most appreciated for.

Another reason why you might want to add one of these mirrors to your bedroom is purely for that whimsical touch. The addition of a fine French mirror can help create an elegant atmosphere in your bedroom that could help bring out the best qualities in your other French antiques.

Create a Stunning Living Room Display

While you don’t often think of a living room as the ideal place for a beautiful floor mirror, this could be just what the room needs to appear brighter and more luxurious.

If you have a particular area of your living room that is uninspiring or lacking in furniture or functionality, you can use this space for an elaborate display that takes advantage of several of your mirror’s best features. Namely, its reflective surface and slim frame.

Using an antique French mirror to create an artful arrangement is actually quite easy. You can use the mirror as a stage, its reflective surface a background for any number of different stylish decor items such as planters, stoneware, architectural accents, books, and more. You can place the mirror easily behind a Bergere chair for an imaginative look, or even hang the small or medium-sized mirror on a wall as you would a painting, using your own furniture and decor as the “art” reflected in its frame.

What About Your Foyer?

Is your foyer or sitting area somewhat lacking? Instead of trying to cram more chairs or other large furniture pieces into this space, consider using your mirror to amplify this space. This will help your home feel brighter and more welcoming as soon as guests enter the front door.

Including a mirror in your foyer has additional functional uses as well. How many times have you wished you could catch a quick glimpse of your ensemble one last time before heading out of the house without having to venture back to your bedroom or the nearest bathroom? With a beautiful mirror in this space, not only will you help set the tone throughout your home, but will have the utility of a mirror right where you need it.

Looking For a Beautiful Antique Mirror For Your Home?

Finding a lovely gilt mirror that has the right vintage-style qualities you want can be somewhat difficult if you aren’t sure where to look. Here at EloquenceⓇ, however, we have a fantastic selection of antique mirrors for sale that are sure to match the look of your home and help you create a beautiful French setting.

From impressive antique floor mirrors to lovely vanity mirrors, we have a variety of different sizes and styles to choose from, so if you have been thinking about adding a mirror to your home, you are in the right place.

Certain pieces of furniture simply provide a whimsical energy that can’t be conjured otherwise. Quality antique French mirrors are the perfect example of a decor element that shines as a means of beautifying your home and giving it that special bit of style.

Capturing that authentic Provincial look is key, which is why each of the antique mirrors you will find in our furniture boutique has been meticulously designed to honor the work of the original French artisans. Our reimagined mirrors and other furniture pieces are built to last and will provide your home with a lifetime of stunning beauty and functionality. If you have any questions about our antiques or reproduction pieces, or need help finding the perfect mirror, please reach out to us at 310-876-0661. 

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