How To Choose Decorative Wall Mirrors

One of the ways of adding to the beauty of your home is hanging decorative wall mirrors. Gone are the days when mirrors were used only to check your reflection. Now mirrors are counted as great accessories to enhance interiors, plus give an illusion of more space and light inside your house. Mirrors add elegance to the overall décor while making a small room appear larger.

One of the biggest problems you face while choosing decorative wall mirrors is that there are so many of them available that you don't know what to choose, and it can end up confusing you. It’s therefore better to be very clear about the effect that you want to create.

First step is to identify a place where you intend to place the mirror. That helps to decide the size and shape of the mirror you need to get. You can either hang mirrors near the entrance of the house or you can place a leaning mirror on a mantle on the fireplace. Installing large floor length mirrors in the bedroom is very functional while getting dressed.

In a small room, using mirrors that cover an entire wall will make it seem larger. And use smaller mirrors to specifically enhance dark areas. Another way to use large mirrors is to reflect something you love in the room, giving the illusion that there are two instead of one, like a large bowl of flowers, some lovely artwork or even the food on the dining table like the Chinese do.

Mirrors can be purchased in any shape, the most common being oval, square, round, rectangular or even abstract shapes.

Traditional Style: Traditional ones are the most popular and these are considered ageless. A traditional mirror has dark woods with hand carvings, and these usually come in oval or round shapes.

Contemporary Style: This style is essentially urban, sleek and simple and very modern. These mirrors have clean lines, use light woods or wood with dramatic stains. The styles are generally round or square in shape, with frameless mirrors.

Transitional Style: This style combines the best of old and new tastes with modern requirements. In other words, a transitional style mirror bridges established tastes with modern influences. The finish generally defines the style that highlights a blend of exotic woods with stainless steel or copper. 

Ornate Mirror Style: Ornate styled mirrors are those that come with predominant and complex hand carvings, often with exquisite details.

Another vital point to consider when choosing a framed wall mirror is that, the mirror frame should complement the other accompaniments in the room. In other words, a mirror that has a heavy type of frame will suit a room that has bold and sturdy type furniture.  Likewise, mirrors with carved wood frames suits the traditional style while a more contemporary look calls for a synthetic finish.  A feel of a larger space can also be created by coordinating the color of the mirror frames with that of the walls.

In summary, a mirror is a focal point or a functional piece of a room. Irrespective of its main use, mirrors use the light reflection and enhance the space of any room besides adding beauty to it.


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