Top Tips for Choosing the Perfect Wall Mirror

by The Bowery House of Homewares

Using a wall mirror correctly can give any room a whole new lease on life. By choosing both the wall and the mirror with care, you can add a feel to your room that no other piece of furniture or wall hanging can. They can create the feeling of extra space, add light to a room, and provide a utility when getting yourself ready for an event.

When it comes to wall mirrors, Australia has a huge variety of options to choose from. The size, shape and style of the mirror will have a massive impact on the dynamics of the space, so getting the choice just right is vital.

Size Matters

Sorry lads, but in this case, size really does matter. But big doesn’t equal best. You need to decide what function you want your mirror to serve – a background, an accent, or a focal point.

Take into account the wall that you’re placing your mirror on. A small mirror on a large and otherwise blank wall will look lost or insignificant. Likewise, large wall mirrors that take up the entirety of your small wall-space will look odd.

A large mirror used as a simple background can have the effect of doubling the space. If the room in question is a little pokey, it can be a great way of making the space feel more welcoming.

Using small mirrors as accents can give your space a great X-factor. By reflecting an object of interest, or catching light in a unique way, you can give your space real character. Using a group of small mirrors is a fun way of playing on this theme.

Cutting Shapes

It’s not often thought about, but different shapes create different moods in your space. The shape of your mirror could have a real effect on the feel of your room.

Angular or squared shapes give your space an orderly, modern look. A long horizontal mirror is a great way to give your room the extra space mentioned above. For those with high ceilings, flipping the same mirror vertical will draw attention to the height and make the eye wander up.

A round wall mirror will offer a more classic, softer look. Small curved frames offer great focal points in bedrooms and studies.

Style Points

While shape and size can be massaged to work anywhere, ensuring you get the correct style for your space is vital. Whether you are trying to match the room’s current character, or make a statement with a mirror as a focal point, style is all important when it comes to your perfect mirror choice.

An intricate antique frame can make for a great focal point in an otherwise modern setting. Likewise, a simple, unobtrusive frame can be a great addition to an otherwise loud room. Old and distressed frames can give your room a homely, country feel.

Mirror choice is an inexact science, but getting it right can reflect well on your room’s ambiance.

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