How to Select a Decorative Mirror for Your Craftsman Home

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Those who value the Arts and Crafts aesthetic frequently choose mirrors in the Craftsman style. These decorative mirrors are distinguished by their straightforward yet elegant appearance and are often constructed from premium components like solid wood, copper, and stained glass. Here are some hallmarks of Craftsman-style mirrors to look out for:

Wood Frames

Craftsman-style mirrors are all about the wood! Look for frames made from high-quality wood like oak, cherry, or walnut. The frames typically have straightforward designs with little decorative details and straight lines. Yet, some mirrors made in the Craftsman style may include finer details like carved designs or inlays. Wooden frames are not only aesthetically pleasing but also sustainable and kinder to the planet.

Harvey Ellis Mirror with Inlay

The Harvey Ellis-inspired mirror is framed in solid wood with Viking ship inlay.

Copper Frames

Who says you can't have some bling in your mirror? Copper frames on Craftsman-style mirrors will make your heart skip a beat. During the Arts and Crafts movement, copper was a popular material, and it was regularly used to add warmth and character to furniture and decor. Copper is not only beautiful, but it also has antimicrobial properties that can help to keep germs at bay.

English Arts & Crafts Mirror

The English Arts & Crafts mirror is made of copper.

Stained Glass

Why settle for a standard mirror when stained glass mirrors are available? Stained glass was a popular component used to add color and texture to windows, lamps, and other ornamental items during the Arts and Crafts movement. A Craftsman-style mirror could benefit from the addition of stained glass, which can be customized to match the decor of the room.

Francesco stained glass mirror 24x36

The Francesco mirror is a mosaic with stained glass.

Minimalistic Design

Craftsman-style mirrors are perfect for you if you subscribe to the "less is more" philosophy. Straight lines, geometric shapes, and few ornamental embellishments are frequently used to describe them. A crucial component of the Arts and Crafts movement, which highlighted the value of craftsmanship and the beauty of natural materials, was this minimalistic approach to design. These mirrors' simple aesthetic may infuse any space with peace and tranquility.

Sagehill Designs AC3640MR American Craftsman 36" Framed Mirror - Rustic Oak
American Craftsman mirror by Sagehill Designs in rustic oak.

Size and Shape

Size matters, people! Consider the scale of the room and the other decorative elements present. A larger mirror can help to visually expand a small room, while a smaller mirror can be a great accent piece. Geometric shapes, such as rectangles or squares, are a common feature of Craftsman-style mirrors, so look for a mirror with clean lines and minimal decorative elements. Additionally, consider the placement of the mirror to ensure it will reflect the most light and create the most impact in the room.

Handcrafted Quality

Nothing screams "I'm fancy" like a hand-made mirror. Each mirror is guaranteed to be unique and of the finest caliber using this method. Craftsman-style mirrors may also have other features that enhance its personality and charm, such as hand-carved motifs or hand-applied coatings. These mirrors' handcrafted nature gives them a story and a feeling of history in addition to making them aesthetically pleasing.

If you want to spice up your home design, Craftsman-style decorative mirrors are the ideal choice. They'll make your house the talk of the town with their premium materials, distinctive designs, and handcrafted quality. So treat yourself to one now; you deserve it!

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