What is an overmantle mirror?
An overmantle mirror is a large mirror displayed above the mantelpiece. Usually a feature of the living room, they are often decorative and help to bounce light around the room.
When did overmantle mirrors become popular?
Overmantle mirrors were at the height of their popularity during the regency period (1811-1820). From that period, overmantle mirrors remained a home feature during both the Georgian and Victorian eras.
Should you put a mirror above a fireplace?
The fireplace is typically the focal point of a room, so putting a mirror above a fireplace helps the room to feel lighter and bigger. Adding a overmantle mirror can also make the room look taller if you get the sizing correct.
How big should a mirror over a fireplace be?
The standard size for an overmantle mirror is two thirds the length of the fireplace. We wouldn’t recommend going any smaller that that, but by all means, go for something even bigger. An oversized mirror can really make a space.
Best overmantel mirrors
Large estee overmantle mirror, £294, from La Maison Chic
Zehra mirror in silver, £286, from Fy!
Decorative vintage overmantle mirror, £250, from John Lewis
Camilla mantel mirror, £298, from Anthropologie
Tariku reclaimed wood mirror, £595, from Nkuku
Antique bronze finish orb mirror, from £630, Reid & Wright
Gallery direct thornby mirror, £128, from Olivia’s
Saffron overmantle mirror, £185, from Perch & Parrow
Art Deco antiqued gold mirror, £192.95, from Melody Maison
Bogart convex mirror in antiqued gold, £265, from Pooky
Link to https://www.yourhomestyle.uk/home-decor/art-deco-design-style/