Venitian Mirror | Handmade Mirror | Classical Mirror
Venetian mirrors have been popular for centuries. Named for the glass makers of Venice, principally Murano, these mirrors are typically shaped, with two or more layers of mirror framing a central panel. Swirls, flowers and other patterns are etched into the mirrors, adding another layer of decoration. Glass flowers or leaves may also be applied in the corners or on the cornice.
To say that Venetian mirrors are decorative is an understatement. A Venetian mirror adds a brilliant sparkle to any wall. Below are some of our favorite locations in the home to hang one of these gorgeous handcrafted works of art.
A single Venetian mirror over a commode or a pair over matching sideboards would be wonderful for a formal dining room. Flank the mirror or mirrors with crystal sconces for additional illumination.
What a lovely way to greet your guests with a Venetian mirror over a console table. Think about scale and ceiling height. Tall ceilings mean you can choose a tall mirror. Place a lamp in front or to the side of the mirror to let it shine.
Powder Room & Bathroom
A large Venetian mirror works well over a vanity. A pair over a double sink vanity would be twice as nice. A smaller mirror in a powder room either above the sink or on an adjoining wall would be lovely as well.
Even in a less formal room, such as a great room, a Venetian mirror would be wonderful over the fireplace. Venetian mirrors are available in such an array of styles and sizes, there is a mirror for every style and room. Look for mirrors with less ornament for a more casual room.
While Venetian mirrors can handle being the focal point of any bedroom placed above a vanity, they work just as well giving a neglected corner a bit of glamour, a bit of a jewel box feeling. We love a small Venetian mirror tucked into an unexpected spot.
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