Math isn’t just a school subject. Play with geometry and create mirrors with a bold, artsy style. Traditional bathroom vanity and closet mirrors have a rectangular shape. But you can break from the standard and use geometric forms in other ways. These include:
- Circles. From smaller bubble-shaped mirrors that you hang together gallery-style to one over-sized circle, this is an imaginative and unexpected way to decorate. These m irrors can also add a nautical or rustic feel to your room’s décor.
- Ovals. Up the creative ante with an oval. This play on the circular shape can stand vertically or hang horizontally. Use an elongated oval as a full-length wall or closet door mirror or stretch a horizontal oval above a double bathroom sink or bedroom dresser.
- Triangles. While you won’t find a triangle-shaped mirror in your local home improvement store, a glass contractor can custom cut this geometric design. Showcase a triangle in a living space or add an over-sized triangle as an artsy bedroom or bathroom accent.
If you’re not a fan of structured geometric shapes, get creative with freeform or organic ideas. These mirrors are far from standard — and will require a custom cut. Before you decide on a freeform shape, talk to a glass and mirror contractor about realistic options. Ideas to consider, or starting points to create from, include (but aren’t limited to):
- Clouds. Create a cute accent piece for your child’s room or another playful space with a cloud-shaped custom-cut mirror.
- Shifted shapes. Shift a rectangle, oval, or other shape and stretch the lines or curves into a freeform design. This allows you to create an artsy accent for almost any interior space.
- Zigzags and wiggles. A zigzagging or bumpy wiggle wave full-length mirror is an imaginative alternative to a plain rectangular wall or closet option.
- Combine creatively. You don’t have to choose one shape for your freeform mirror. Ask the custom glass contractor if they can combine shapes, creating a part star-part circle, triangle-oval, square-triangle, or another mix.
Shape isn’t the only way to get creative with mirrors. Play with size to create a visually interesting aesthetic experience. If you’re not sure what type of over-sized mirror option to choose or how to use a large custom creation in your home, consider:
- Full wall mirrors. Cover the entire wall with a mirror. A mirrored accent wall adds the illusion of space, can brighten a room, and can make the room sparkle. Don’t over-do it, though — an accent wall can add a sense of creativity to your room décor, but full room coverage may overpower the space.
- Faux window mirrors. Create a tall arched window design — with mirrors. Add frames to make the mirrors look like the real thing or to add visual interest.
- Floor to ceiling stripes. If you don’t want to cover a wall with mirrors, add stripes of custom floor-to-ceiling creations.