Art deco mirrors make a great statement piece in any room as they're often designed in unique shapes with bevelled edges that work to add a distinct look. Most art deco mirrors were made to be mounted on the wall and often come with mounting brackets, wire, or clips to ensure they stay safely in place. There are also some art deco mirrors that come with a mesh hanging wire that allows for a cool retro effect. Some art deco mirrors, especially if they're authentically vintage, are made with mahogany or other solid wood backings. The reflective surface is usually crafted out of glass, silver, or aluminium. To bring a retro flair to your home space, Frances Merrill suggests opting for either a geometric-shaped mirror or one with an accent border that showcases jewels, metal flower petals, or interlocking vertical lines.
Suzanne Kasler notes that it's important to carefully consider the size when picking out art deco mirrors because their reflection works to fill the room with additional light as well as a touch of personality. To work in an entryway or living room, you might think about hexagon-shaped art deco mirrors with bevelled edges that measure 31 inches by 31 inches that will sit nicely on a console table. And to mount nicely above a sink in your bathroom, art deco mirrors that are rectangular in shape with a black Venetian-style frame that measures 32 by 24 inches will fit nicely in most bathroom spaces. For those who are looking to make a small bedroom appear bigger, a pair of art deco mirrors in the shape of geometric-style sunbursts that measure 20 inches horizontally will add depth and richness to the space.
Weight and balance:
Some vintage art decor mirrors can weigh more than contemporary styles, so it's best to use heavy-duty anchors on at least two points of the back of the mirror to ensure your new wall focal point won't fall down. Stephanie Goto suggests that you use either drywall or plaster anchors or heavy-duty metal screws to hang art decor mirrors to provide adequate support. It's best to seek out a stud finder for the wall when mounting art deco mirrors and determine just how much your art decor mirror weighs in order to help determine the size of the screws you will need for mounting. If you have art deco mirrors that come on a wire hanger, simply drill a metal screw into a wall stud to give the mirror a strong anchor.