Custom framed mirrors are a timeless and elegant way to add style, light and sophistication to any space. They can serve to reflect light and brighten dark rooms, reflect and multiply a beautiful view, or visually expand a room to add depth and a sense of space. Use these five tips when selecting and placing a framed mirror:
- Because the frame is the only decorative element on a mirror, make a bold choice. Feel free to use frames with exotic, bold or unusual finishes or designs. They might overpower traditional artwork, but can serve as a great decorative accent on a mirror.
- Mirrors are made with thick glass to avoid flexing and distracting distortions in the reflection. Since they can be heavy, use a larger frame that will be able to hold the weight well. A larger frame will also keep the mirror in balance and proportion.
- When choosing a location to hang a mirror, carefully consider what it will reflect. A mirror can reflect a window’s abundant light or a favorite piece of artwork, but it can also reflect a cluttered storage area.
- Use mirrors to brighten and visually open up a small space. They can reflect the light of a chandelier in a dining room or create the illusion of more space in a small area.
- Don’t feel obligated to hang a mirror on a wall. One large mirror on the floor and leaned against the wall can set a modern, elegant tone. A mirror can also be leaned on a shelf or mantel to serve as a backdrop for smaller framed artwork or decorative items.
Finally, don’t be afraid to be BOLD with mirrors. Framed mirrors are timeless and practical. They will fit any space and any style, so use that custom frame to make a statement!