Mirrors help all of us every day to make sure we look fantastic. And, there are many different types to help us do so. When looking for something to add some serious looks to your home however, there is one that has stood the test of time, proving its usefulness and just how attractive it can be: the cheval mirror.
Unlike modern types this is one design that has been around for hundreds of years. It was developed in France and that’s why its name is in French language. Cheval means horse and if you look at the body of cheval mirrors you’ll quickly see that this name comes from the fact that they all have four legs to keep them standing just like a horse.
Beauty And Utility
While many mirrors are meant to be either ornamental or functional the cheval is unusual as it both. It can be used as an accent piece or even a focal point to catch the eye of anyone entering the room. But, the unique design of its frame also makes it an ideal tool for getting dressed every day. Different from other varieties it is able to swivel so that you can tilt the angle of the glass enabling you to use it to see your whole reflection whether you choose a full length cheval mirror or not.
Wood and Metal
For the most part you will find when shopping that there are frames available both in wood and metal. Wood may come in natural finishes or be painted. So if you want an oak cheval mirror and prefer the look of real wood you’re in luck, alternatively you could choose one made from oak which is painted white or black. There are also many other wood types as well to pick from too and even stains that make one variety of wood look like another which can be a big help if you have a very strong preference. A metal cheval mirror is often a good way to go if you are on the market for something sleek and modern, although they do tend to cost more.
Unlike in the past, today you have the choice of picking a mirror that can provide you with storage for your jewelry and accessories. A cheval mirror jewelry armoire has a hidden compartment that is right behind the glass. All you have to do is open it up to reveal all your jewelry which can be organized and held so that it is free of tangles and easy to grab.
When choosing a mirror for your home, it’s pretty easy to see that a cheval is one of the smartest and best looking options. And with such excellent benefits you’ll be sure to get the maximum use and beauty from this well-known piece of décor on a daily basis.
August 23, 2016