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Antique Mirrors Make Elegant Home Decor
Antique mirrors always look attractive while thinking of home décor. If we think beyond authentic mirror, the exquisite hand carvings frame of antique mirrors comes to our mind. These look equally attractive when placed on a wall. The historical elegance is offered when you use the antique mirrors. Mirrors are use in every home in different places for different reasons. Mirrors are really important in our daily use. These are also used in the decoration purposes. Many years ago mirrors were created by polishing metals and some other naturally occurred substances. Thus it became a reflective sheen.
Over a period of time glass became a general piece in mirrors. In past days the mirror reflection was produced by some formulated coatings. Even mercury was used to produce the mirroring part. But in today's world the antique mirrors contain silver coatings while in some other mirrors a blend of aluminum and glass substances is used.
In present days the look of antique mirrors becomes very attractive and also desirable. The fading, chipping and unevenness of traditional mirror were not as popular as today's modern mirrors. A vintage mirror with highly decorative framing combined together to give a unique face of the mirror. Sometimes the taste of the owner can be felt by seeing his or her possessions of antique mirrors.
Home decoration and antique mirrors go together. The combination of antique mirrors with modern mirrors is very popular in recent days. You can also use wooden antique frame with glass and can decorate your home. Mirrors have a scientific power to reflect light and that's why it can duplicate the size of the surroundings. So by using large mirror in any of your walls you can make your room looking brighter and bigger.
If you have decorated your home with antique furniture then it makes no sense of keeping any modern day's mirror in that room. The whole show will be spoiled in this way. You have to see that there should not be any mismatch in the décor of your room. Antique mirrors with nicely carved wooden frames or nickel one will look extremely beautiful in such a room. If you have an idea to decorate your house with antique furniture, you should not forget antique mirror. Sometimes it adds the glory to the house as well as the house owners. But it is advisable to maintain the antique mirror properly. If the mirror is having wooden frame you have to regularly dusting that part. The glass part should be wiped with soft dry cloth. The frame could be brass or some other metals. In that case you can use some chemicals to clean the frame part of the mirror. Proper maintenance will definitely make the antique mirror elegantly beautiful.