Which mirror do I place above my fireplace?
That you place a mantel mirror above a fireplace or mantel already becomes clear from the name. But then the question remains: which mirror do I choose for this purpose? Often round and oval mirrors are placed above the fireplace. Also, arched mirrors are very popular, which is a characteristic combination. Both mirror and mantelpiece stand out above a mantelpiece. Or what about a crested mirror, where the decorative crest can match the style of the fireplace? A larger rectangular mirror will also look beautiful above the fireplace. For example, if you have a very wide fireplace or wall, or if your fireplace is on a corner wall, the rectangular mirror will fit perfect.
What size fits best?
This really depends on the space and the height of the fireplace. It is best if the mirror is no wider than the mantel itself. For a rectangular mirror, my advice is to leave a gap of 1/4 of the width of the chimney on both sides. For a round mirror the width may overlap a bit, because of its shape the overlap looks very different from a rectangular mirror.
How do I install the mirror?
With our mirrors, the hanging attachment is always mounted to the mirror frame, both horizontally and vertically, so you don't have to do anything about that yourself.
You can therefore hang the mirror beautifully, leaving a little space between the mirror and the chimney (usually between 5 and 15 cm).
For large and wide fireplace mirrors we recommend hanging the mirror on two hooks to distribute the weight well. Read our hanging advice here.
What is also very nice, is to place the mirror on the mantelpiece in the same principle as a floor mirror. Again, it is wise to anchor the mirror to the wall.
What color do I choose for my fireplace mirror?
You can take several factors into account. For example, do you have a black fireplace? Then it can be very nice to choose a black mirror. The styles of the mirror and the chimney match and you create a successful combination of mirror and chimney. Of course, this is taste-based. A white, gold or silver mirror also fits beautifully. Do not forget to take the color of your wall into account when deciding on the color of the mirror frame.
Questions or in need of more advice? You can always call me or send me a message via Whats App at 0031 621516836 .
With mirror greetings,
Michelle, the mirror stylist of Barokspiegel.
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