How do you choose a mirror?

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It’s one of those items that we don’t give much importance to when we think about what to get for our new home or renovation, and yet when it comes into the room it changes the whole place! The right mirror can give to a room a whole new life! So let’s take a look at what you should look for when choosing your new mirror..

Since mirrors only reflect what is in front of them, you should choose the wall you put them on carefully. The reflection becomes part of the room. Mirrors serve many functions. They can enhance, define or accentuate what is already in your room, or you can place them to reflect a favorite view! Use a mirror to open up a space or bring in some light..

– Shape: Shape plays an important role in the design of a room. It can create a mood, emphasize what is there or give the illusion of something else. A long, horizontal shape emphasizes width as it helps the eye to sweep over a long line. A tall vertical shape draws attention upwards as it helps the eye to sweep upwards. An angular shape such as a square or rectangle creates an even, unobtrusive look. A rounded or curved frame, on the other hand, looks softer or perhaps even whimsical, depending on the style of the frame. You can also create a shape by putting several mirrors together, just as you’d with framed photos or artwork.

– Size: The size of your mirror can affect the impact it has on the room. The choice of size should also depend on whether you want the mirror to be eye-catching, draw attention or simply serve as a backdrop. A small mirror on a large wall will look lost and insignificant. Choose a size that fits the wall where the mirror will be placed. If you want your mirror to be a focal point in your room, make sure it’s large enough to stand out, but also to define it by choosing a frame that makes it stand out even more. If you want it to be part of the background, avoid a mirror with a strong background. Smaller mirrors can be used to highlight something, e.g. by catching the light, reflecting an interesting object, etc. Compositions of many small mirrors usually serve as eye-catchers.

– Style: A mirror can match the existing style of the room or stand out from it to attract attention. The frame plays a very important role in the style. An ornate, carved or gilded frame often fits best in a traditional, culturally inspired setting, but can also be used as a contrast in a modern room. A plainer frame with simple lines or unusual materials is often better suited to a casual or modern interior.

At Epiplo Alexandros, a wide selection of mirrors awaits you, from which you can choose the one that really suits your style!

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