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Old 11-13-2017, 09:29 PM   #1
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What shape mirror over fireplace?


First off, I don't even know if a mirror should be over the fireplace since there are so many windows on this wall BUT I can't figure out if the mirror should be round or horizontal rectangular. ALSO, I can't figure out if the wood border on the mirror should match or be darker. My logic for round mirror is it breaks up all the rectangular windows. My logic for horizontal rectangular is it will capture more of the reflection of the room and blend in. BUT again, maybe no mirror b/c of the windows and the wall across from it doesn't exist b/c it opens up to the kitchen.

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The basement I KNOW needs a horizontal mirror BUT I don't know if on the wall with the star since it reflects the outside window or the moose poster since it will elongate the room. Would horizontal mirrors on both walls be overkill?

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Oval mirror.


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In my opinion (and you are asking for an opinion) a round/oval mirror would be "out of place" in the decor that you have.

I would suggest a large rectangular (horizontal) mirror with a narrow border in a color darker than the wood paneling, possibly in a "slate" color, to match the fire place surround.
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I would not put a mirror where it didn't look like it serves a purpose. That spot looks to high for me. Another angle to see the ceiling????
Huge round clock would look good there.
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Re: What shape mirror over fireplace?


Although I love mirrors and have many, I don't envision a
mirror in that space. A nice mantel clock on top of your mantel
would look a lot nicer in your room.
Above the mantel clock you could put a painting as well,
or just do the mantel clock by its self.
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Re: What shape mirror over fireplace?


Anything oval or round is softer, more peaceful and pleasing than square angles. More Feng Shui.
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Anything oval or round is softer, more peaceful and pleasing than square angles. More Feng Shui.
What I said, just more words.

PPlace the OVAL laying horizontal, and get a soothing appearance on the harsh hearth.


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Women always use more words. LOL
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Ain't that the truth.
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I think a painting is the better bet above that fireplace, but rectangle (horizontal) if you are going that direction.
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Although I love mirrors and have many, I don't envision a
mirror in that space. A nice mantel clock on top of your mantel
would look a lot nicer in your room.
Above the mantel clock you could put a painting as well,
or just do the mantel clock by its self.
I totally agree with a large clock or mantle clock. There are some very lovely clocks that would add dimension and color and create ambiance to your room.
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I would go with a rectangle mirror where the sides will line up with lines below it so measure the features below and find a mirror the same size. I would avoid a round or oval mirror.
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