Reflect on love

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February 13, 2017

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Valentine’s day is the one day a year dedicated to showing how much you appreciate your loved one. Why not take advantage of the day by showing some love to your home too?

This year, treat your other half to one of our award-winning mirrors as a sign of your appreciation, or better still hang a mirror in your home to reflect how much you care every day.

If you want to bring a touch of passion and romance to your home this February, introduce more reds and pinks into your home. These two colours are enhanced when paired with neutral tones such as whites, or warm natural shades of wood.

If you’re brave enough to get out the paintbrush, a deep red, or bright pink can look amazing. If you want to play it safe, colours can be added subtly by using candles, statement pieces of furniture, cushions or even canvases to introduce an accent colour.

So, embrace Valentine’s day and browse our range of acrylic mirrors – including heart-shaped mirror, his and hers mirrors or our lips mirror. We also have many other styles to showcase your inner cupid through your decor.

Whatever your taste we have a guaranteed style for everyone.

Happy decorating this Valentine’s!

Award-winning Mirrorworld

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February 8, 2017
Build Award Winning Mirror

A Manchester company has won ‘Best Bespoke Mirror Manufacturer – North West England’ in the 2017 Interior Design Awards by Build.

Mirrorworld, based in Swinton, was contacted by the digital publication and told the exciting news.

The company, established from humble beginning as a bespoke framing studio and has been trading for over 30 years growing into the UK’s leading mirror specialist and now designs, manufactures and sells over 5,000 different styles of mirrors.

Mirrorworld has invested heavily in state of art new machinery over the last few years. The warehouse now houses a millimetre-perfect laser cutting machine, CNC machine, Mirror Laminator, edging machine and new wall saw to name a few.

Each piece of machinery added to the warehouse has been purchased to ensure Mirrorworld can offer its customers the widest range of choice, and the team of innovative staff are encouraged to help design and create new mirrors to add to the growing range.

The company has created mirrors that have been delivered to every type of customer from Mr & Mrs Smith through to Interior Designers, Hotels, Restaurants, hospitals, school and building projects.  They have always taken pride in their mirrors and try and meet all their customer’s needs.

Speaking about the award, Andrew Taylor, General Manager at Mirrorworld, said: “We are truly grateful to have won the award for Best Bespoke Mirror Manufacturer in the North West.

“Mirrorworld has worked hard over the years to grow its bespoke portfolio of mirrors and can now boast the largest range of bespoke mirror offerings in the UK.

“An award like this helps us focus on providing our customers with beautiful bespoke products made to high standards at reasonable prices.”

The award is the first interior design award run by Build and the awards were judged on merit by the in-house judging panel.

The awards are dedicated to uncovering and rewarding the very best in technical innovation, design and service.

A spokeswoman for Build said: “The 2017 Interior Design Awards have been introduced to honour those firms and individuals who have taken every challenge head on, putting their heart and soul into their work and creating a solid client base.”

The magazine is read by over 110,000 industry experts around the globe each month, with the majority of its readership being in the interior design sector

Feng Shui your home

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January 27, 2017

This year, we here at Mirrorworld, are looking forward to enjoying Chinese New Year, the year of the Rooster! With all the excitement and celebration, we are set to embrace the Chinese tradition of Feng Shui.

Feng Shui is the ancient Chinese art of placement.  It is used to control the flow of chi (life energy) in the home, garden, office, etc.  Feng Shui is working with things as they are to try to bring harmony and balance into your life with your surroundings.

Mirrors can add calm and order to your home – if you follow these simple Feng Shui rules.

  • Do hang mirrors to bring in beautiful views of nature from the outdoors, activating healthy Chi energy indoors.

 

  • Do use mirrors where they’ll add light and movement to your space.  Add a large mirror to a long dark hallway to draw Chi energy down the hall, helping it circulate around your home.

 

  • Do hang a mirror near your entrance. This will give you a positive glimpse of yourself on your way out the door.

 

But…

  • Don’t hang a mirror so it reflects you within 5 feet of entering your home.  This will cause your Chi energy to bounce back out the door.

 

  • Don’t hang mirrors with distorted or antiqued surfaces.   Over time as you see yourself in them, you will come to feel distorted or prematurely aged yourself.

 

  • Don’t hang a mirror too high or too low. It must be at a height where you can perfectly see at least your entire head and shoulders, and those of anyone with whom you share your home.

 

It is important to understand that there are several different schools of feng shui, as well as a strong culturally specific symbolic aspect of feng shui that you have to use intelligently.

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Do your own research and see what works for you, in the meantime we recommend looking at our designer range, in particular the Ovale

 

 

Why be blue about blue?

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January 23, 2017

There is no need to suffer from January Blues.

Blue is actually a colour for creating calming, relaxing and serene environments. It’s often recommended for bedrooms and bathrooms.

Warmer blues in living rooms and kitchens, such as periwinkle or brighter shades like cerulean, can encourage relaxation in these more social areas of the home.

Balancing light blue walls with warm hues for furnishings and fabrics will keep your room from feeling chilly. However instead of painting the walls blue, which might bring in that chilly atmosphere, try using neutral paints and adding blue accessories. Cushions, candles, vases and, of course, mirrors…

We have a few art deco mirrors to help you embrace Blue January instead of veering away from it with a hint go Gatsby style.

 

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From left to right… Dome, Jagged and Fan Art Deco mirrors…

Or browse our range of over 5,000 mirrors for something else beautiful and blue.

Have fun decorating as we end Blue January. ☺️

 

 

 

 

 

Rod Stewart is Sailing but not selling?

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December 22, 2016

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The legendary Sir Rod Stewart has blessed us with his musical talent since the 1960’s, and to that sir, we thank you!

As much as we love his music… we aren’t sure we have the same taste in interior decor.

Rod’s Durrington House mansion in Essex has been a project he has been working on for 2 years and you would think potential purchasers would be queueing up to put in their bids for this mansion.

However, the £5million property is struggling to sell and he’s reportedly knocked £500,000 off the asking price.

It is a truly magnificent mansion on the outside. The garden is exquisite and it even comes with its own football pitch!

Yet the interior isn’t exactly state of the art. Instead of chic and modern, it is more swags and chintz. More frills than fantastic.

The Maggie Mae singer is currently touring and has recently joined the two Mikes on talkSPORT defending his interior design choices, after a journalist commented that his house looks out of date.

Well Rod, we have some ideas that we have put together on a Pinterest board that would make Durrington sell in an instant. With these changes, we think your mansion could be sexy.

Dining Room –

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Rod has gone for a traditional manor house look. We feel like this is a little outdated and we would go a different route.

 

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We would opt for a sleek modern look with a bold grey feature wall, tiled floor and modern ceiling lights. This teamed with a classic table would give the dining room a luxury feel.

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Our ‘Boston’ mirror from Mirrorworld’s Designer Collection would add light, elegance and substance to the room, and the frames would add that extra touch of luxury.

 

Living Room –

As we can see, Rod has gone for Victorian Opulence which suits classical pieces.

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But we think a touch of modern flair is needed. We would introduce a clean and simple colour scheme as well as neutral furniture with accents of colour.

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The Curva mirror from Mirrorworld’s Designer Collection would go perfectly with this room as the simple design allows it to be a piece that doesn’t overshadow the statement furniture, and instead, complements the simplicity of the room.

 

Bedroom –

picture1Rod’s bedroom has swags of style, but it isn’t modern. This frenzy of frills isn’t to everyone’s taste.

 

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Modernising the bedroom would add that touch of class and ooze sophistication.

By using warm lighting and simple decor it would create an opulent room to retreat to.

Our ‘Trio’ mirrors from Mirrorworld’s Designer Collection would add a statement piece and a touch of elegance in the bedroom.

9When placed above the headboard, the trio of mirrors will help bounce the warm lighting around the room.

So Rod, when it comes to interior design remember, every picture tells a story.

I’m dreaming of a light Christmas

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December 5, 2016

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Christmas is the time to spend time with your nearest and dearest … but is your home ready for the additional visitors?

When you pull those dusty boxes own from the attic packed full of baubles, tinsel and holly wreaths, an area often over looked is what else hangs up in your home.

After meticulously wrapping strings of Christmas lights around your Christmas trees, banisters (and house plants!), you can double the impact of the warm light created with a single addition – a well-placed mirror.

With trends for 2017 anticipated to move away from the popular coppers and more towards other metallics such as gold luxe, brass and silver, now is the perfect time to treat yourself to a pre-Christmas treat and a bit of seasonal bling.

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Here are our top picks to make your Christmas feel even more magical:

  • Stunning antique-style round gold decorative Roccoco mirror, £99.95
  • Sumptuously decadent French Style Swept frame wall mirror with a gold finish, combining massive proportions with a craftsmanship rarely found, £199.95
  • Bold and striking this ornate frame with intricate detailing is truly beautiful and ideal as an overmantle mirror or to bring a touch of opulence to any room, £224.95

Take a look at www.Mirrorworld.co.uk for over 5,000 different styles of mirror.

 

 

Don’t Let DIY Disasters Strike This Easter

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March 19, 2015
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With the arrival – finally, we hope – of the sun, a rapidly recovering economy and a well-deserved bank holiday after a lengthy wait since New Year’s Day all rolled into one, the Easter weekend can mean only one thing: a frenzy of DIY and gardening – and all of the shopping that goes with it.

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Easter weekend is always one of the busiest of the year for DIYers and retailers of home and garden products alike, due to the amount of time the weekend provides for people to begin to tackle DIY projects around the home. According to research, people are more likely to try something ambitious around the Easter period. Our advice is to prepare well to make sure you avoid mishaps.

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According to a poll carried out by researchers 72 Point, there are more people planning to carry out gardening and DIY work this Easter than there are planning to take a mini-break or a holiday away from home. The survey found that, in fact, the average person is planning to spend a minimum of fifteen hours carrying out a mixture of jobs around the home; mostly DIY work, closely followed by gardening related tasks.

To help to make sure that all of your bases are covered, here for the first time, collated into one place are all of the information articles we’ve produced to help you to avoid any mishaps when hanging mirrors and pictures this weekend.

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http://www.mirrorworld.co.uk/pdf/hanging_instructions.pdf

http://www.mirrorworld.co.uk/news/index.php/professional-tips-hang-mirror/

http://www.mirrorworld.co.uk/PDF/Acrylic%20mirror%20fitting%20sheet%202013.pdf

http://www.mirrorworld.co.uk/Catalogue/HowToMeasure.asp

http://www.mirrorworld.co.uk/content/Two-Way-Glass-Comparisons.asp

http://www.mirrorworld.co.uk/news/index.php/care-clean-antique-mirror/

http://www.mirrorworld.co.uk/news/index.php/professional-tips-make-broken-mirror-art/

 

Showcasing this Spring’s Hottest Contemporary Mirrors

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March 12, 2015
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PR004 Bold and stylish, this stunningly simple contemporary leather frame, combines large proportions & exquisite craftsmanship. The soft leather and polished metalwork of the frame, brings a real sense of contrast and individuality to any room it adorns.

PH049 This classic rectangular frame with its lovingly crafted mirror is very simplistic in its design. Despite this simplicity, the frame has an effortless chic and conveys a sense of contemporary stylishness and class with its contrasting black glass and mirr
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PH047 This cheval mirror with its simple glass frame in the Venetian style combines size and elegance perfectly. Despite the simplicity of the frame there is nothing dreary about this mirror. The simple elegance of the glass frame simply provides allows the mirror to be a stunning contemporary focal point. In short, this is a mirror to create your style around.

PH012 A stunning contemporary frame with bevelled designs on each corner, surrounds an elegantly crafted bevelled edge mirror. This mirror combines the contemporary frame style of simple and elegant glass, with the Venetian style of subtle carvings on an all glass frame, allowing the owner to add elements of antiquity and modernism to their design simultaneously. This piece simply oozes class and sophistication.

CO003 A large Venetian mirror with an angled frame made from glass mirror. The bold dimensions of the wide frame and central section create an eye-catching feature by both reflecting and expanding their surroundings. Unexpectedly playful with surprising depths of reflection, this mirror is vibrant and attention-grabbing allowing it to work perfectly in both contemporary and classical spaces. A decadent design that will create a focal point in any room.

Showcasing the Frames the Designers Love

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February 16, 2015
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LC513 LC513(1)This frame is hand-carved with a simple design and covered in a soft gold finish. The modest style of this frame allows the emphasis to be placed on the mirror inside it and other areas of the room, whilst still providing the perfect complement to many styles and design ideas. And, at 3.2inches wide, the frame is large enough to hold most mirrors comfortably.

LC520LC520(1)This frame is more ornate, with the exquisite scrollwork, lovingly carved into the central stretch of the frame, relieved by smaller  scrollwork to the outside edge and attention grabbing lines towards the inside. The yellow-gold finish provides a sumptuous, bold character to any mirror it adorns, creating a sense of drama, without compromising the elegance of any room it features in.

LC633 LC633(1)Simple and elegant classical lines in French white, this frame is the epitome of the subtly trendy shabby-chic look. The soft off-white/ivory finish to the frame allows it to be the focal point or an accompaniment in any style of room in features in; it’s up to you which. And, at 7.5cm wide this frame is comfortable housing mirrors of almost any size.

LC746 LC746(1)Only 5cm wide, this frame has enou gh character to belie its slight stature. Adorned with complex and intricate carvings, the hard silver finish adds a grace and sophistication to this frame. Its thin profile allows it to embellish the edge of the mirror it houses gently, allowing the mirror to be the star and blend seamlessly into the style of whatever room it is present in. This frame is the perfect garnish for myriad styles this year.

LC854 LC854(1)This classically styled L-Profile frame is embellished lovingly with intricate scrollwork along its whole face. Finished in a silver/bronze it is bang on trend for 2015. The softness of the colour allowing it to either be the main attraction in your room or a decoration in a room where something else is the focal point. Whatever style you go for, this frame won’t disappoint you.

 

20 ways to love your mirror, get creative this Valentine’s Day!

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February 9, 2015
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