Luxury Wall Mirrors
The right mirror can transform any room into a magnificent space reflecting style, sensibility, and taste, transcending its original purpose of being a mere source of reflection. When placed strategically, a wall mirror adds more light to the room and creates the illusion of space, making the room look larger. Wall mirrors come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes so that everyone can find a perfect fit aligned with their particular taste.
Things To Consider Before Buying A Design Wall Mirror
Find a Shape That Works for You
As you might have already realized, shape plays an important role in defining any space. It can create a mood, accentuate what is already there, or give an illusion of something else.
- A long horizontal shape will serve to accentuate width, as it helps sweep your eye along a long line. A tall vertical shape will call attention to height as it makes your eye travel up.
- An angular shape such as a square or rectangle will help give an orderly restrained look.
- Use a rounded or curved frame for a softer or maybe even whimsical look, depending on the style of its frame.
- You can even create a shape by grouping several mirrors together just the way you would with photographs or framed art.
Why Size Matters
The size of your mirror can influence the impact you want to create. The selection of size should also be based on whether you want the mirror to be a focal point, an accent, or merely act as the background.
- A single small mirror on a large wall will look lost and insignificant. Choose a size that is appropriate for the wall you have selected.
- If you want your mirror to be a focal point in your room, make sure it is large enough to stand out, but also define it by choosing a frame that makes it even more noticeable.
- If you want your mirror to become part of the background, you should choose one that is extra-large so that its function then becomes to make your space appear larger. Don't give it a frame that draws attention to itself.
- Smaller mirrors can be used as accents, catching light here, reflecting an interesting object there. They can also be used in groups. If you do plan to use smaller mirrors in groups, remember that together are acting to form a much larger shape and these could act as a focal point in the room.
It Is All About Style
Your mirrors can reflect the style you already have in your room, but you can also create great impact by choosing a style that is unexpected and for that reason acts as an accent. While the shape and size of a mirror matter, the frame plays an even greater role in determining style.
- An ornate, carved or gilt frame is often best used in a more traditional or ethnic culture inspired setting but can be used for contrast in a more modern one.
- A more frame with simple lines or unusual materials is often more suitable for a casual or modern interior.
- Whimsical frame treatments and distressed looks work well for a country look, or even in an eclectic room.
Where Can I Buy Decorative Mirrors?
The best choice would be to look at our online offerings - Chelsea House, Cooper Classics, Kenian, Bungalow5W, Wildwood, Dana Gibson, Red Egg, and Dessau Home to name a few.
What makes a good mirror?
The requirements for making a good mirror are a surface with a very high reflectivity, and a surface roughness smaller than the wavelength of light.
What to check for when looking for a high-quality mirror?
Glass quality, mirror thickness, and mirror silvering. In glass quality, see if the glass used in the mirror has no inconsistencies in its makeup and does not distort a reflection. The glass should have a flat surface.
Where Should Decorative Mirrors Be Placed?
If your primary aim is to make the room look bigger and brighter, you may consider installing multiple mirrors. It’s an old trick for small rooms and bathrooms, which sometimes feature ceiling mirrors for the optimal optical illusion.
Here are some tips on choosing the best placement for your wall mirrors:
1. Choose the optimum placement to make the room appear bigger and brighter
You can simply place a mirror on the wall where there it is to serve its ultimate purpose or you can maximize the effects by going for an alcove mirror, for example. These offer twice the intensity of light compared to a single mirror. Another trick is to add a mirrored finish to furniture (wardrobes are quite suitable for this purpose) to make the room look more spacious.
2. Take Your Time Deciding on Proper Reflection
A large mirror, proper placement, and framing to complement the design are the three factors not to be overlooked. Mirrors can be hung from the walls or placed on a mantelpiece, depending on the goal.
3. Customize Your Mirror
If you’re looking for a perfect glass mirror, note that there are different types of glass. A plain glass mirror is what everyone’s familiar with, you can create a vintage vibe with antiqued glass.
Mirror types for every room.
As well as making a small or narrow hallway look bigger, a mirror by your front door is great for last minute appearance checks before you head out. A rectangular mirror will give you a fuller picture, while also emphasizing your room's best proportions.
Living room mirrors are largely decorative, designed to add impact to your space. Wall mirrors work well, leaving you floor space for functional furnishings. Choose a shape that echoes the lines of the furniture it's going above. For example, large, rectangular mirrors above fireplaces make a bold statement, while smaller mirrors can be used as part of a gallery wall.
Our waking hours in the bedroom are mostly spent getting dressed or undressed. So, the obvious options are a dress mirror, a full-length mirror or a leaner mirror. And because they make rooms look bigger and brighter, your choice can enhance your room's look, as well as your own.
Function's more valuable than form in the bathroom. A mirror with storage is a great way to hide cosmetics and keep your bathroom tidy, while a mirror with lights will make getting ready a dream – especially in bathrooms that lack natural light.
Frequently Asked Questions
An "accent mirror" is a decorative mirror used to create a focal point in a room. Interior designers and decorators use these to accentuate the space, hence the term "accent".
The general guideline used by designers and decorators for sizing a wall mirror is to choose one that is approximately two-thirds the size of the furniture over which it will hang. Generally speaking, this method of sizing a wall mirror provides a natural scale and composition that is pleasing to the eye.
There are two basic types of mirrors and which one to choose depends largely on its intended use. Wall mirrors can be used as accent mirrors to create a focal point in the room. They can also be used to make a room look bigger, or to bring more light into a room. Floor mirrors also known as leaners or free-standing mirrors are usually full-length and often used for the practical purpose of full length reflection in dressing rooms or bedrooms.