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4 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Decorative Mirror

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Apr 23, 2016 01:03 AM
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by Euro Style Lighting last modified Apr 22, 2016

Is it time to spruce up your home? With a new season, it’s natural to want to change things up in your house or apartment. Or perhaps, you’ve just moved into a new place that doesn’t quite feel like home yet. Drastic changes like furniture and paint can be time consuming and expensive. Whichever you’re trying to achieve, the key is decorative mirrors. There are always so many options when it comes to eye-catching decorative mirrors , and you’ll find a variety of sizes, shapes, and styles. This can be overwhelming, and you may find yourself lost in a literal hall of mirrors. Finding the perfect mirror can be a stress-free process if you follow the following three tips. 1. Style of Your Room Look at the existing décor in your home or room when choosing a mirror. Is your home beachy, rustic, modern, whimsical, or something else altogether? If your home features a lot of natural wood and an industrial vibe, look for mirrors with large wood frames to fit the theme. For contemporary homes, a minimalist or frameless mirror would look great. If your home is full of art, check out mirrors with elaborate and ornate frames to match your existing motif. 2. Length of the Wall One of the biggest mistakes you can make when selecting a mirror is choosing one that is too small or too large. Take the length of the wall into consideration while you are shopping. Measure the wall in advance so you know the exact length. Smaller walls should generally have only smaller mirrors so they don’t look too cluttered. But for a bold statement, a large mirror on an expansive wall can be a great choice. Before you shop, try hanging up different sizes of paper to approximate what size mirror you would like. 3. Mirror Use It’s important to realize what the mirror’s use is. Is it for practical use, like in a mirror or bedroom? A full size mirror is key to check your clothing, and a large mirror above the sink is necessary for proper grooming. Another option is to make a statement and use a mirror as a decorative piece. 4. Mirror Location  Different rooms require different types of mirrors. Entryways are a great place to experiment with bold, statement-making pieces. Consider a mirror that is oval or one with a non-traditional shape. A larger shape is great to fill an expansive wall, and helps to draw more attention. In a bathroom, a traditional mirror that offers an unobstructed view of the face is very important. Follow these tips for an easier decorative mirror buying experience!






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