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How To Choose the Perfect Mirror

How To Choose the Perfect Mirror

There are many things to consider when buying a mirror, which shape, size and colour are all part of that. It is definitely worth putting in the work to look at which mirror is the best for you, as mirrors not only reflect light, but also create the illusion of more space.

Different Mirror Types

Wall Mirrors – these mirrors are designed to be hung. Wall mirrors come in lots of shapes and sizes and can be made to fit in with any room/purpose or design aesthetic!

Full-length mirrors / dressing mirrors – these mirrors are long and narrow; they are designed to give you a full-length reflection. These can be hung on a wall or be left freestanding.

Leaner / freestanding mirrors – these are usually full length and do not need to be wall – mounted.

What Size Mirror Should I Get?

The best way to know what size mirror you should get for your room is by following the usual rule of picking a size that is around two thirds of the size of the furniture it is hanging above. You can use a measuring tape to implement this rule. Your rooms colour and natural light levels will play a huge part as well.

Mirror Frames and Styles

Most mirrors have frames, however you can also get some that come with a great frameless look, if you are looking to get a mirror that stands out. The frame for a mirror is the finishing touch that defines the décor style that they will fit into. The style of frame you pick will also impact other things as well, such as cost and weight. The most common types of frames that are found are wood, glass and metal. These all come with a range of colours and finishes.

Wood frames work very well with a lot of design styles, they can create a Scandinavian look, if you opt for a light wood. Or they can create a more traditional look if you go for a dark stain wood.

Glass framed mirrors are more contemporary, especially if they are made form a tinted glass in a shade of smoke or chocolate.

Metal framed mirrors will give an industrial design, these are a great option as a decorative piece, this is due to their eye-catching finish. You can get metal frames in options such as brass, copper and black.

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