How to choose between glass acrylic and Perspex mirrors

How to choose between glass, acrylic and Perspex mirrors
At Steamed Studio, we handcraft wooden framed mirrors using steam-bent ash wood. Piras, Belvedere and Fiore are the three distinctive designs in our collection of hardwood mirrors, and each one is made of glass. We like to think of our custom-made hardwood mirrors as statement items that may be passed down through the generations. Statement items are a fantastic choice for the home because they become the focal point of the decor and catch everyone’s attention when they enter the room.

Mirrors are considered an essential part of our everyday lives – it’s hard to find a residential property without at least one mirror. Find out why mirrors are a must throughout the home.

When choosing a mirror for your home, different types can be used for various purposes. Glass, acrylic and Perspex mirrors are popular choices, and each has unique benefits and drawbacks. In this article, we will explore the differences between these three types of mirrors, their manufacturing processes and what they are typically used for.


Glass mirrors

Glass mirrors are constructed from a single piece of glass which is tinned and then lined with silver metal. These base materials are coated with two layers of paint and finished with an adhesive. The glass is then heated and cut into the desired shape. It is then sprayed with silver or aluminium for a shiny, crystal-clear finish. Glass mirrors are very strong and durable, making them ideal for use in high-traffic areas such as hallways and bathrooms. They also come in various sizes, shapes and colours, allowing for a more personalised look. The downside to glass mirrors is that they are more expensive than their acrylic and Perspex counterparts, and if they are accidentally broken, they will shatter into very sharp pieces, which can be dangerous.

We prefer using only glass for our handcrafted wooden-framed mirrors at Steamed Studio. This is because glass is more scratch resistant, doesn’t warp and has a heavier feel for a luxurious and sturdy finish. It’s also the most sustainable choice because glass is an endlessly recyclable permanent material, reducing waste and saving natural resources. You can read more about sustainability here. The steam bending process is also environmentally friendly because it uses low energy and produces very little waste.

Where mirrored glass can be used in the home

Because high-quality glass has perfect clarity, you can cut, polish and shape it whichever way you choose to create a captivating focal point for your home. By reflecting light, the mirror will brighten your space and create the illusion of a bigger room. Mirrored glass wardrobes in bedrooms are a popular choice as they reflect the space and create a feeling of airiness. Glass mirrored furniture is also prevalent in interior design. It provides a shiny and luxurious-looking finish that’s fit for a showroom but does require frequent polishing!


Acrylic mirrors

Acrylic mirrors are made using a sheet of acrylic (plastic) and finished with a reflective coating. The sheet of acrylic is heated and then moulded into the desired shape. The reflective layer is then applied to give the mirror its reflective properties. Acrylic mirrors are very lightweight and shatterproof, making them a popular choice for areas where safety is paramount, such as schools and nurseries. Compared to glass, acrylic mirrors are a safer option. They are also very affordable and come in various sizes, shapes and colours.

Where acrylic mirrors can be used in the home

Perfect for home gyms or children’s bedrooms, an acrylic mirror provides slight flexibility. An acrylic mirror is the best option if you are a little accident-prone because an impact that would crack or fully shatter a glass mirror will only leave a little mark on an acrylic one.


Perspex mirrors

Perspex mirrors are a branded form of acrylic sheet made from a type of plastic called polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA). This material is heated and then moulded into the desired shape. These are lightweight and shatterproof and can also withstand warm temperatures. Perspex mirrors also come in a range of sizes, shapes and colours and can be used to create interesting effects such as 3D.

Where Perspex mirrors can be used in the home

Perspex mirrors are ideal for use in kitchens and bathrooms where heat and steam are often in the atmosphere. They are also easy to clean.


More information on mirrors

Mirrors can be used to create the illusion of space, and they can also make a room look and feel brighter. They can also be hung in areas you want to conceal – perhaps a cracked wall or some peeling wallpaper. Mirrors are also an important part of the ancient Chinese practice of feng shui. Feng shui is the art of designing peaceful spaces that support the harmony of yin and yang. You can think of yin and yang as opposite yet complementary forces that make up all elements and phenomena of existence. You can place furniture and other items in a specific way to promote a tranquil energy flow, or “qi,” throughout the space to bring yin and yang together. Feng shui might be useful when deciding where to place your mirror.



Each type of mirror has unique benefits and drawbacks, and your choice will depend on your needs and budget. Acrylic/Perspex mirrors are great for areas where safety is a priority, while glass mirrors are a more aesthetically pleasing option. Our glass wooden-framed mirrors are designed for luxury furnishing and should be out of reach of children. No matter what type of mirror you choose, it’s important to ensure it is installed properly and securely.

Browse our beautiful mirror collection today and treat your home to a handmade item designed to last many years. Each mirror design has three colours and finishes to choose from, so you are bound to find one that perfectly complements your home. Every mirror is handmade to order and dispatched within 2-3 weeks.

Modern wall mirrors for contemporary homes

Modern wall mirrors for contemporary homes

When decorating and furnishing your home, wall mirrors are an essential element to invest in. Not only do they add a touch of style and sophistication, but they also serve a practical purpose for checking your reflection before heading out or having guests over. Mirrors can also make a room appear larger, open up a space and reflect light to brighten a dark room. They can also be used to create a focal point or to draw attention to a particular feature.


What is a contemporary home?

Contemporary homes are modern and up-to-date with all the latest gadgets and gizmos. Think copper fixtures, feature walls, built-in coffee machines, surround-sound systems, etc. When furnishing a contemporary home, a modern wall mirror that is timeless and of high quality is the best choice.


Modern wall mirrors

When it comes to modern wall mirrors, there are many different styles and designs to choose from. One of the great things about modern wall mirrors is that they can be used in various ways. They can be hung on the wall to create a focal point or placed on a shelf or table to add a decorative touch. They can also reflect light, making a room appear brighter and more inviting. No matter how you use them, modern wall mirrors are sure to bring a touch of style and sophistication to your home.

Modern wall mirrors can also be used in combination with other décor elements. For example, they can be placed above a fireplace to create a dramatic focal point or draw attention to a piece of artwork or furniture. They can also create a sense of depth in a room by placing them in front of a window or wall. Wall mirrors can also help create a sense of balance in a room. For example, if one wall is decorated with a large piece of artwork, a wall mirror can create a sense of balance by adding an additional element to the wall. This can help to create a sense of harmony in the room.

Modern wall mirrors can also create an illusion of space. Placing a mirror in a room can help create the illusion of a larger space, as it will reflect the light from the other walls and create the illusion of a larger room. This can be especially useful in small rooms, as it can help to make the room feel more spacious.


Handmade mirrors at Steamed Studio

Here at Steamed Studio, we have three types of contemporary wall mirrors – all handmade to order. Whether you’re looking for something sleek and modern or something a little more ornate, we’re sure one of our bespoke wooden framed mirrors will fit the aesthetic of your home.

Our custom-made wooden frame mirrors as statement items that may pass down through the generations. Statement items are a fantastic choice for the home because they become the focal point of the décor and catch everyone’s attention when they walk in.

A handmade wooden mirror can be precisely what you need to set the mood in your living area. Choosing a statement item can occasionally be intimidating because many assume you must go with something enormous and vivid. Selecting an excessively colourful or too large piece may be detrimental and dominate the space.


Piras mirror

The Piras mirror, one of our best-sellers, is framed in an organic shape inspired by nature. It comes in three finishes: Intense Black, Nordic White and Pure. Each finish has been oiled for a slight sheen that complements a modern home with contemporary decor.

Belvedere mirror

The Belvedere mirror is another excellent choice. This mirror has a more contemporary design and is steam-bent to produce rounded, feminine lines. It also comes in the same three finishes as the Piras for a subtle sheen that brings out the wood’s natural grain.

Fiore mirror

The Fiore mirror gives the living or dining room personality and unique flair. This droplet-shaped mirror has a double-curved top feature. The same three colours and finishes are available: Pure, Nordic White and Intense Black.

How our modern wall mirrors are made

The wood is bent into shape using steam. Once the fibres are softened by steam, it allows for easy stretching with the additional help of clamps and jigs. As the wood cools, it then solidifies into a new shape. To do it correctly, the process demands excellent knowledge and skill.

Eco-friendly for a modern approach to furnishing

At Steamed Studio, we care about the environment and make every effort to lessen any harm our business practices may do to the natural world. We use less energy and more sustainable resources to produce the least amount of environmental waste possible.

To conclude

Overall, modern wall mirrors can be used in various ways to create a sense of balance, depth, luxury and sophistication in a room. They can create a dramatic focal point, draw attention to a piece of artwork or furniture, or create an illusion of space. For more information on our wooden mirrors, check out this article: Our guide to wooden framed mirrors. It explains why our handmade wooden framed mirrors are an excellent choice for your home and what benefits they can bring. If you’re interested in where it is best to hang your chosen wall mirror according to the ancient Chinese practice of feng shui, we’ve got the perfect read here: Where to hang wooden mirrors for good feng shui. You may also be interested in the symbolism of mirrors and where the saying ‘7 years’ bad luck when you break a mirror’ comes from. If so, check out this article: The symbolism of mirrors.

The symbolism of mirrors

The symbolism of mirrors

Here at Steamed Studio, we specialise in handmade steam-bent wooden mirrors. We have three styles to choose from; Belvedere, Fiore and Piras. Each style is made by hand in our studio in England for a unique finish.

Mirrors have long been a popular furnishing accessory in homes. In this article, we will delve into the history of mirrors, and what they symbolise in different countries around the world. We’re also going to explore popular sayings such as ‘breaking a mirror brings seven years of bad luck’ and how mirrors have become a household necessity.

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The history of mirrors

The history of mirrors dates back to 6000 B.C. The first mirrors were rounded and made of metal, and it was the Romans who later created the first glass mirror. Mirrors have long possessed unique features and beliefs around them. For example, the Greek philosopher Socrates advised young men to examine themselves in the mirror, and those who were handsome should concentrate on maintaining a pure conscience and avoiding temptations that would lead them astray. If a young man felt unattractive, he could make up for it with good deeds and gain a good reputation.

During Medieval times, glass mirrors completely disappeared because religious authoritarians believed that the Devil saw the world from the other side of the glass. The return of glass mirrors was during the 13th century, and they were somewhat curved outward. Using the technology at the time, professional glaziers poured hot tin into glass tubs, waited for it to cool, and then broke it into individual pieces.

Flat mirrors were developed by Venetian masters three centuries later. They discovered a way to fasten the tin to a flat piece of glass.

The first mirror production facility opened in Nuremberg, Germany 1373. Mirrors were also used in mystery rituals and witchcraft during the 16th century. Even The Bible was written in “mirror reflection”, making it difficult to decipher the message without a mirror.

Today, mirrors are made by taking a thin layer of molten aluminium or silver and then adding it to glass in a vacuum. This has made producing mirrors faster than ever.

What do mirrors symbolise?

Mirrors physically reflect light and our surroundings. Light indicates illumination, consciousness, knowledge, and other spiritual concepts. Mirrors thus reflect truth in terms of spiritual symbolism. They represent reality. However, psychology completely disagrees and turns this symbolism on its head. Psychology sees mirrors as representing the dividing line between the conscious and unconscious minds. One can supposedly peer into the depths of their unconsciousness by gazing into a mirror.

Mirrors are generally symbolic of spiritual and psychological depth. They don’t just reveal our appearance. They can reveal who we are on a deeper level.

Generally speaking, mirrors represent a person’s depth of soul and mind. They have the power to deeply disclose who we truly are.

Below is a list of key symbolic meanings behind mirrors, along with an explanation:


Holding a mirror in front of our faces can reveal our true physical appearance. However, the word “mirror” can also refer to a reflection of our true selves underneath the surface when used metaphorically.


Some believe that mirrors contain enormous amounts of wisdom and understanding. That is because a mirror spends the days silently watching from a wall or table. If mirrors could speak, they would surely have a lot to reveal.


When we advise someone to “take a look in the mirror”, we are suggesting that the person needs to consider what they’re doing/saying to become aware of their flaws. Here, the mirror is employed to assist a person in realising the need for self-evaluation and behaviour modification.

Vanity and narcissism

People who stare at the mirror for an excessive amount of time are often described as vain or obsessed with themselves. This indicates that they are more preoccupied with their outward appearance than their personality.


Although we frequently think mirrors reflect reality, they can also be deceptive. When mirrors are convex or concave, they can exaggerate our height or weight. They can also alter how far or close an object seems relative to its distance. As a result, when mirrors are bent to create a distorted image, their symbolism often represents deception rather than truth.

Also, our mirror reflections are reversed compared to what others see when they look at us. Your peers are familiar with your non-reversed image, while you are familiar with your reversed image in a mirror.

Bad luck (broken mirror)

Ever heard of the phrase “seven years of bad luck if you break a mirror”? This stems back to the beliefs of the ancient Greeks and Chinese. It probably derives from the notion that a mirror reflects your soul and that shattering a mirror thus traps your soul inside. But relax; if you happen to break a mirror in the future, all is not lost for seven years. Legend says the curse is lifted if you bury the mirror shards during a full moon – phew!

Mirrors in homes today

Today, mirrors are used in interior design for aesthetic and practical benefits. Arguably, they are one of the most versatile pieces of home décor. You can utilise a mirror to entirely change the look of almost any area in your home, from reflecting light for better brightness to creating the illusion of extra space, plus offering plenty of practical spots to stop and check your reflection – hallways, bathrooms, etc. To read more about how mirrors can transform your home, read our guide on wooden framed mirrors. If you’re interested in the ancient practice of feng shui and how it applies to mirrors, we have an article on that, too: Where to hang wooden mirrors for good feng shui.

Happy reading, and don’t forget to browse through our stunning range of handmade wooden framed mirrors.

Where to hang wooden mirrors for good feng shui

Where to hang wooden mirrors for good feng shui

At Steamed Studio, we handmake wooden framed mirrors with steam-bent ash wood. Our wooden mirrors collection has three different styles: Piras, Belvedere and Fiore. In our previous article, Our Guide to Wooden Framed Mirrors, you can read more about how our wooden mirrors are made and why they’re a good choice for your home. Here, we’re giving an introduction to the ancient Chinese practice of feng shui and how you can apply its laws when hanging one of our wonderful wooden frame mirrors.

What exactly is feng shui?

Feng shui is the art of creating harmonious surroundings that enhance the balance of yin and yang. Yin and yang are two complementary forces that make up all aspects and phenomena of life – you can view them as negative and positive. To bring the two, you can arrange furniture and furnishings in a certain way to encourage a flow of peaceful energy or ‘qi’ around the room. When picking the perfect spot to hang your mirror, feng shui can help you.

How does feng shui apply to mirrors?

Mirrors are commonly used in interior design and the practice of feng shui – they represent the element of water. Generally speaking, mirrors can make your home feel brighter and more spacious, and both of these qualities can improve the overall feeling of your living space. Because mirrors create reflections, they can be purposefully placed to invite certain energies into a particular space. You can use mirrors to reflect and essentially double anything you want to. For example, if you place a mirror in such a way that it reflects the trees outside, you are inviting wooden energy into your living space, representing growth and expansion. It’s a good thing our mirrors have wooden frames, then!

Where to place mirrors according to feng shui

Another popular feng shui adjustment is to reflect your stove with a mirror. Stoves represent wealth, so you can double your opportunity for wealth by reflecting your stove.

The commanding position is another important principle in feng shui. The commanding position is when a doorway is reflected. For instance, if you can’t see the door when in bed, it’s helpful to place a mirror in such a way that you can – being in a commanding position while in bed is said to help lower stress levels and increase opportunities because you are more aware of anything coming your way.

The dining room is one of the best places to hang your mirror, as this is known as the ”vault” of your wealth. It will help to bring a positive flow and amplification of prosperity to your home.

Where should you place mirrors for good luck?

Mirrors can activate positive qi flow when placed at the end of a dark hallway. Mirrors that reflect a window with a beautiful view from outside are also positive.

Where not to place mirrors according to feng shui

If you have a mirror facing your bed and suffer from insomnia, try covering the mirror overnight to see if there is any improvement in your sleep. It’s also not advised to hang a mirror over your bed as its weight can disrupt sleep.

Don’t hang mirrors that face a bathroom door. Bathrooms are said to produce negative energy because they hold and eliminate our waste. If a mirror reflects this negative energy, it will only double your waste.

Common feng shui questions related to mirrors

Correct use of feng shui can be tricky to master, so if you’re looking for an answer to a specific and common question, check out the list below.

To conclude, feng shui is an ancient Chinese practice that you may or may not wish to follow in your home. Either way, it’s down to you how you decide to furnish your home, and it should be a place that reflects your individual style. Superstition or feng shui may play a part in how you display your mirrors, but ultimately you should hang them wherever you think they look best. If that means you want one in a place that’s considered negative in feng shui, why not try it for a short period and then review how you feel and sleep?

We hope you found this article interesting. If you’d like to read more about wooden framed mirrors, check out this blog post: Why Handmade Wooden Mirrors are the Future of Home Furnishing.

Our Guide to Wooden Framed Mirrors

Our Guide to Wooden Framed Mirrors

It’s likely that every interior designer out there believes that a mirror completes a room. Why? Because they’re bright, light-reflecting, and come in various colours and finishes to accentuate your living space. A wall mirror is great for entrances, bathrooms and living/dining rooms. We’ll explain why our handmade wooden framed mirrors are an excellent choice for your home and what benefits they can bring. A wooden frame mirror is timeless and suits every interior design scheme, from traditional to quirky or contemporary. Our unique wooden mirrors will surely add a wow factor to your living space. Read on to find out why.

Benefits of having mirrors in your home

When hung in the right place, a mirror will create the illusion of a bigger room. It does this by reflecting the room’s natural and/or artificial light, making you think a room is brighter and larger than it is. If you want to create the feeling of more space, one of our large wooden mirrors will do the trick. Mirrors are functional, too – it’s good to check your reflection every once in a while, or perhaps regularly, if you’re a bit vain! A last-minute check before you head out the door to a meeting could save you from arriving with spinach in your teeth. Apart from being a tool for grooming and dressing, they can also be a beautiful piece of home décor. They’re fashionable but timeless. They will always add a focal point to a room and are great for making a statement. Check out more reasons why mirrors are a must throughout your home.

Mirrors with wooden frames at Steamed Studio

We have three different styles within our wooden mirror range. Each style is made from steam-bent ash wood with a slight sheen. This makes them ideal for subtly standing out against matte painted walls or patterned wallpaper.


The Piras Mirror

Great for hanging in hallways for a dramatic entrance, the Piras wooden mirror frame has a droplet shape that will sit neatly on a narrow wall. Choose from three colours: Intense Black, Nordic White or Pure.

The Belvedere Mirror

Crafted in a loop shape at the top, this Belvedere wood mirror is ideally suited to hanging above bathroom sinks for a Scandi-inspired touch. Choose from three colours: Intense Black, Nordic White or Pure.

The Fiore Mirror

Another droplet shape but with a double-curved detail at the top. The Fiore mirror is great for adding character and bespoke style to living or dining rooms. Choose from three colours: Intense Black, Nordic  White or Pure.

The best wood for mirror frames

When it comes to wall-hanging mirrors, we think the best woods are lighter varieties such as ash and oak. They are the best choice for steam bending and have a wonderfully natural grain for an intricate and unique finish on each mirror frame.

How we handcraft our steam-bent wooden mirrors

Steam bending wooden mirror frames involves bending wood into shape with the heat from steam. Steam softens the lignin within the wood fibres, which can then be stretched with the help of clamps and jigs. The lignin then hardens to the new shape as it cools. The process is not easy and requires expertise to get it right. You can read more about the steam bending history and process here. There’s also an interesting Wood Steam Bending Q&A to answer any burning questions you may have.

Beautiful bespoke designs

The luxurious finishing oil we use enhances the wood’s intricate and unique grain patterns. This means that every mirror we make is unique. Every masterpiece undergoes a thorough examination before delivery to ensure that you are presented with a meticulously made mirror. Choosing to have a handcrafted item in your home gives it a more personalised feel rather than purchasing a mass-produced piece. It’s a rewarding feeling knowing that a passionate steam-bending expert has carefully crafted your mirror.

Eco-friendly décor for peace of mind

Here at Steamed Studio, we care about the planet and ensure we do our part to reduce any negative impact of our processes on the environment. We source sustainable materials and use low amounts of energy for minimal environmental waste.

  • Other benefits of wooden mirrors
  • They bring a natural, rustic touch
  • Easy to clean – simply wipe the glass and gently dust the wood
  • Versatile design – wood goes with all interior themes and colours

They are considered helpful in feng shui arrangements. Mirrors represent the element of water and can help balance a room or accentuate the purpose of a room. They can also reflect and direct both positive and negative Chi energy. Our rounded mirrors at Steamed Studio bring in the element of metal, which represents clarity, precision, and joy. According to feng shui, the best room to place a wall mirror is the dining room. This is because it’s considered the ‘vault’ for wealth, health and prosperity. A mirror facing the dining table but not the windows is said to multiply the wealth in the house.

In summary, a wooden mirror will surely bring a stylish and natural-looking touch to your living space. It will also help to create the illusion of a brighter, more spacious room. One of our steam-bent mirrors will also bring a bespoke design and an eco-friendly choice of décor. After reading this article, we hope you feel inspired to browse our handcrafted mirrors and pictures where they can be placed for maximum effect in your home. Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all? You, of course. Don’t shy away from your mirror; embrace your reflection and talk positively to yourself daily – it can produce excellent mental health benefits. Verbalising positive thoughts while making direct eye contact with ourselves can help to achieve positive changes in our lives.

Why Handmade Wooden Mirrors are the Future of Home Furnishing

Handmade Wood Mirrors

At Steamed Studios, we create handmade wooden mirrors that are durable and unique, with the ability to turn any ordinary house into an extraordinary home. Each beautiful and handcrafted mirror adds a touch of comfort and personalisation to the home environment, sure to catch the eye of any guest.

Statement Piece

We like to consider our handmade wooden mirrors as statement pieces that can be passed down through the generations. Statement pieces are an incredible choice in the home as they become the focus of the design and draw the eyes of anyone who enters the room.

If you’re looking to set the tone for your living space, a handmade wooden mirror could be just what you need. Sometimes it can be overwhelming to pick a statement piece, with many people thinking you need to opt for something big and bright. Choosing an item that is too colourful or large can have an adverse effect and dominate the room.

One of our best-sellers, the Piras mirror, is framed in an organic shape that we believe compliments natural themes. Inspired by vintage hand mirrors, the Piras mirror can blend seamlessly into your decor or act as a standalone piece depending on the finish you opt for. With Steamed Studios, the choices are endless.

Another great option is the Belvedere mirror. This mirror is a more modern shape that has been steam bent to achieve rounded, graceful lines. Suitable for any room in the home, we create timeless pieces that add a sense of character and luxury.

Our range of handmade, steam-bent mirrors come in a range of colours such as Intense Black, Nordic White, and Pure. Through this choice, we believe it makes it easier for you to achieve your home design goals.

Handmade wooden mirrors are a versatile feature and can add a touch of glamour to any room. They also maximise your space and draw in natural light, opening up the room to make it feel fresh and airy.

Individual and Unique

Due to the intricate grain patterns in the wood brought out by the oil we use, each mirror is completely unique. This means that when you purchase a handmade wooden mirror from Steamed Studios, you are purchasing a lovingly-made bespoke item. With an exposed grain finish, our mirrors lend an organic feel to the home.

We pride ourselves on creating products to last, and the handmade wooden mirror is no exception to this rule. Each product undergoes a rigorous examination before it is sold to ensure no faults. Crafted by hand in our studio, we use a range of traditional steam bending techniques to create smooth curves in the frame and beads that hold the mirror in place.

Whether you’re a minimalist or more of a maximalist, our handmade mirrors can be dressed up or down, suiting every kind of home and design theme. Pair our Nordic White mirrors with pastel hues or bright colours, or, if you prefer a more Scandi-chic look, compliment your mirror with pale wood furniture and neutral tones.

On the other hand, the Intense Black mirrors, crafted from English ash, give a vintage-inspired look to any home and would be perfect as an addition to any hallway or amongst bronzed or copper pots in the kitchen.

Professional Technique

Our handmade wooden mirrors have a natural look and are handcrafted to last. If you are someone who appreciates the time it takes to take a product from the design stage to the finished result, then our range of mirrors certainly ticks all the boxes. They are a beautiful blend of a smooth design and craftsmanship that works to create a piece that is completely one of a kind.

Steam bending is an antique process whereby wood fibres are steamed so they are pliable enough to be stretched, contorted, and bent; when cooled the timber holds its beautiful new shape. At Steamed Studios, we love the process of steam bending because of its rich history and the products it can make. From contemporary to mid-century designs, steam bending can create luxury pieces that add a touch of beauty to any home.

Wood is a great material to work with because it provides strength and versatility. The process of bending wood for furniture use has been around for centuries, with our ancestors using similar techniques to create long-lasting, and quite frankly, remarkable pieces.

Our range of handmade wooden mirrors are made with care and high attention to detail every step of the way. From the initial designs to the development of purpose-made jigs, we take pride in our work to create statement pieces that will survive the test of time.

Deciding to have a handmade item in your home is a more personal choice than purchasing a mass-produced piece. Knowing that your new statement mirror has been carefully crafted by a passionate maker is a great feeling and it can be rewarding to purchase something for your home that has been made with care and attention.

Take the Leap Today

At Steamed Studios, we care about the planet and do our part to reduce the impact of our business on the environment. This means that we source sustainable materials that are kinder to the earth. Steam bending is also an environmentally friendly technique as it uses low amounts of energy and produces very minimal environmental waste.

If you’ve been searching for a statement piece for your living room, or simply want to add a finishing touch to your bedroom, a handmade mirror can achieve that for you. Continuing to honour our artisanal roots, each piece we create is perfectly curved by hand meaning that every item is completely unique.

For a piece that is both elegant and distinct, consider our handmade wooden mirrors. With a range to choose from and in various finishes, our pieces complement a range of homes from contemporary to character.

All mirrors are handmade to order and are usually dispatched in around 2 to 3 weeks. They are also available to be delivered within mainland UK. If you have any further questions, contact our team by calling 01603 850 282 or through our social media accounts on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or Linkedln.

Why Mirrors Are a Must Throughout Your Home

Why Mirrors Are a Must Throughout Your Home

We all use mirrors for a variety of different purposes – in the bathroom while shaving or brushing our teeth, in the bedroom or lounge to fix our hair, to tie a tie and much more. 

You’d be hard pushed to find a house that isn’t home to at least one mirror. Aside from being a tool for our grooming and dressing activities, they can also be a beautiful piece of home decor. Whilst a mainstay of bathroom or bedrooms, there’s plenty of good reasons why you can make the most of a mirror all around the home; 

Mirrors create the illusion of more space. 

Apart from the practical points we mentioned, the right mirror can make a room feel more spacious, add depth and appear brighter by reflecting light. Hanging a mirror in a small room can enlarge the space instantly.   

Mirrors make a great centrepiece 

A large decorative mirror can be an eye-catching addition to any room. By choosing a large statement or handmade mirror, it can create a beautiful centrepiece. You can also use the mirror’s reflection to draw attention to another much-loved home feature, such as a valuable vase or sentimental photo. Try placing the mirror in a space where it won’t reflect any undesirable corners, such as busy workstations or plain chairs.  

Maximise a room’s lighting 

Just like a mirror can create the illusion of space, it can also make a room look and feel brighter. If you have a poorly lit room or house, mirrors can help remedy this without the cost of installing extra windows. Hang mirrors across from windows to bring more natural light into the home, or hang mirrors to reflect any artificial lighting and brighten things up a bit. 

Cleverly conceal imperfections 

Most people have that one room they’re less keen on, whether it’s thanks to the size, shape or way it looks. Rather than redecorating the whole space, hang a mirror. If you need to cover a larger area, choose an oversized mirror that will not only conceal a crack for example, but also enhance the room, turning an area you previously avoided into a positive space. 

There’s one to suit every space 

Mirrors come in a range of shapes, sizes, colours and styles. Whatever your room decor, there is bound to be a mirror that will set the room off beautifully. Steamstudios’ mirrors come in classic colours such as Nordic White, intense Black and Pure to suit any space. 

They are practical 

There are rooms within a house that shouldn’t be without a mirror. The hallway as you take a final check of your reflection before heading off to work, the bathroom while grooming and brushing your teeth, or in the bedroom for trying on outfits.  

However, as we’ve explored, mirrors should not be limited to just these traditional rooms. Consider hanging one wherever you feel it would bring extra benefits such as creating the illusion of space or brightening up a poorly lit room. A mirror looks great in any room and improves a room’s aesthetics. There’s more to mirrors than meets the eye so check out our range of inspiration to be inspired.