One of the more recent trends in interior decor, black shabby chic mirrors is the perfect addition to any black, shabby chic home decor theme. The timeless look of this charming and understated antique accent can add a touch of southern France to any home, office or salon. You can find them in a variety of different styles, sizes, shapes and finishes, which make them the ideal choice for any home decor style.
Black shabby chic mirrors are typically made from aged wood and painted with a distressed antique look. They are quite literally built “in” with their surroundings. This can be in the form of small, distressed, cracked or broken picture frames that may have been displayed in the homes of past owners. You can also find these with oil rubbed varnish that is distressed to give the picture frames an aged, weathered look. You can even find modern varnished black shabby chic mirrors that feature silver or gold accents and have clean lines and a modern slant on the glass.
To give these picture frames a worn look, you can find them in various types of oil rubbed varnish. Oil rubbed varnish is a centuries-old process that involves applying a black wood stain to an exterior wood surface. These stains can be deep or light, just as you would find using paint. This process was popularized by the craftsman as an alternative to the toxic and dangerous paints that were once available. It’s also a great option if you’re looking for a unique antique that you might not find in your own area.
Another way to dress up a black shabby chic mirror is with crystal or porcelain vases or figurines. These can be hung above your mirror or on a table near it. Decorate them with silver candleholders or lamps that match the shabby chic style of your furniture. Use coasters or plates for glasses or silver dishes. This is a perfect way to bring in the French country feel of the home while still keeping with the contemporary trends of today.
Black mirrors can also be used to create a unique centerpiece for any room in the house. Place one beside the doorway, in the foyer, or even on the counter where you keep the herbs. Black mirrors are always welcome in any home, but the shabby chic mirrors will go with any decor and create a stylish accent. The more unusual a mirror is the better.
Black shabby chic is a great idea for a bedroom vanity especially. Mirrors are one of the must haves in every woman’s home. Women like mirrors because they reflect what they are wearing, or what they are doing. If you use black as the color of the mirror, it gives the impression that she is wearing a black dress.
When hanging a mirror, use a curtain rod that matches the texture of your bedroom curtains. You can also use a black and white contrasting trim. You don’t have to hang the whole mirror; you can leave some space between the top and the bottom or between the two rods. Make sure that the mirror has a clearly defined view of yourself. It can be a great look if you have an oval face because it will make it look smaller. Mirrors that are oversized or ones that are mounted at odd angles can look strange and are more difficult to use for interior design.
Don’t be afraid to experiment with a black shabby chic mirror. If it doesn’t work for your decor, you can always get another one. Remember that you are free to use almost anything as long as it is functional and it brings out the personality of the room where it is located. Black is a very popular color, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use other colors that will enhance your black, shabby chic mirror.